Many recruitment consultants are under enormous time pressure and as such, they won’t have the time to meet every candidate before they put them forward for a role. As a recruiter, this is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. You won’t be able to really understand who a person is and what they are all about unless you meet them, and this will reflect badly on you to your clients.
When you think somebody may be suitable for a role, you can hold a telephone conversation with them first. Once this has happened and you are happy, you should then invite them into the office. Explain that this is an important step, where you can get to know them a little and make sure you match them with suitable positions. Candidates will like that your service is more personal. You can also use this opportunity to collect personal details and register your candidate with the agency.