Which recruiting metric is most important to you?
This is something I am asked all the time and I generally go back to something I came across awhile ago. I have yet to find a better one…
“I am convinced that the most important metric and the only one I care to follow is; how long did the person I place stay with my client company? Are they still there, or did they leave? Were they promoted? Or were they Fired?”
So, the metric we should be interested in improving is that of the success and tenure of our placements. How long do they stay? How well liked are they? How well do they fit in with the rest of the team? Do they get promoted? This is the true test of “Added Value” which is why companies hire recruiters.
I have hired over 150 people over the past few years and many of the best ones are still going strong, so we must be doing something right. 🙂
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