Gone are the days when warehousing job candidates knew very little about potential employers before applying for an open position. Between websites, social media and review sites, warehousing job seekers have more information than ever about warehousing companies they are considering working for. This breadth of information gives job seekers an advantage, causing warehouse recruiters to take extra measures to recruit top talent in the age of well-informed candidates.
Warehouse recruiters are individuals who work to fill job openings in businesses or organizations. They will work from resumes or by actively soliciting individuals qualified for positions. A warehouse recruiter’s job includes reviewing candidate’s job experiences, negotiating salaries, and placing candidates in agreeable employment positions. They typically receive a fee from the hiring employers.
Warehouse recruiters do more than just find people for jobs. They also help people prepare for interviews, assist with resumes, cover letters, manage salary negotiation, advise clients on employment issues, stay up to date with labor laws, as well as share market and industry knowledge.
Warehouse recruiters may work for a staffing agency, work for an agency placed internally with a client, or do corporate recruitment. They might work on commission or retainer. They may be a head hunter, or have people coming to them to look for roles in the warehousing industry.
A warehouse recruiter’s job is rarely straightforward and there are good reasons why the process is the way it is. When a client calls with an open position that they need help filling, warehouse recruiters will get all the details they need to start working on the role. This involves more than just getting a job description. They will do a deep dive and probe for things like salary range, interview questions, any benefits to working in the role/for the warehousing company, vacation compensation, reason the role is open, management styles, soft and hard skills needed, start date, and even advancement opportunities.
A warehouse recruiter will find great candidates, present them to the hiring company, and then follow up with the candidates on their first day, end of first month, and at the end of a probation period. He or she can also be a good mediator if needed.