What we mean by ’recruiter’
Even if you don’t identify as a professional recruiter, there’s a good chance you’ve acted as, or will one day act as, a ‘recruiter’ in one way shape or form - whether it's referring a friend to an opportunity, CEO / founder hiring, investor introducing talent to its portfolio etc.
Great recruiters (internal and external, regardless of background, etc.) understand that the goal is to fundamentally help people find work and for employers to build great teams - all the numbers are a derivative from here.
How the labour market actually moves
A substantial proportion of actual labour movement happens through human-to-human interaction, as opposed to as a result of job ads - this includes through recruiters, the demand for which is increasing.
In fact, many reputable sources put the number of jobs that are not actually advertised as high as 80%.
The best recruiters will collaborate to match supply and demand
The recruitment market is very large and fragmented, with no barrier to entry. This means everyone is welcome, but also means fierce competition and consequently, at times, results in poor client and candidate experiences.
Contrary to common thinking, we always knew that the best recruiters actually focus on trust, value and interest alignment with their talent and clients and above all else. If that means collaborating with other recruiters they are more than willing to do so - and so was born, the ReEcho Exchange™