Influence Hiring Managers:  5 Key Ways Recruiters Engage Their Partners to Drive Results

Recruiters can influence hiring managers effectively by following these tips.

This article originally appeared on February 26, 2018

by Tom McGuire

When we talk about “influencing hiring managers,” we’re talking about having the power to compel managers to take actions, demonstrate behaviors, and share opinions to drive activities that result in finding, screening, winning, and keeping top talent.

Effective influencing is about “pulling” the hiring manager to you for support and advice, rather than “pushing” the hiring manager, which only leads to resistance. Rather than inserting themselves into hiring managers’ days in obtrusive or unwelcome ways, recruiters can influence hiring managers effectively by following these five tips.

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