Episode 24

Building Trust with Hiring Managers

About this Episode

In this episode of Offer Accepted, Shannon Ogborn welcomes Maria Fernanda, currently at Brunel. With a decade in tech recruitment, Maria, shares insights from her journey, including the evolving recruitment landscape and the significance of recruiter-hiring manager relationships. She emphasizes building trust and understanding market dynamics for effective talent acquisition.

The conversation dives into strategies for new and seasoned hiring managers. Maria highlights the challenges of aligning diverse perspectives within the hiring process. She advocates for robust communication and alignment as crucial for successful recruitment, drawing from her experiences to illustrate these points.

Key takeaways include the importance of adaptability, continuous learning, and strategic thinking in recruitment. Maria's expertise sheds light on navigating the complexities and strains of hiring in today's fast-paced environment, making it a valuable listen for recruiting professionals aiming to refine their approach to talent acquisition.



This Episode's Guest

Maria Fernanda

Recruitment Manager @ Brunel

Maria is an experienced recruiter in LATAM who previously worked for Twilio. She is now Recruitment Manager for Brunel.

Key Learnings

  1. Crucial Alignment Between Recruiters and Hiring Managers for Successful Hiring - Maria underscores the challenge and importance of aligning the criteria and expectations of hiring teams. She notes that recruitment success hinges not just on finding the right candidates but on achieving consensus among all parties involved in the hiring process. This insight sheds light on the complexity of modern recruitment, where diverse perspectives and backgrounds can both enrich and complicate decision-making. Maria advocates for a strategic approach, focusing on alignment and clear communication to navigate these challenges and ensure cohesive team efforts in talent acquisition.
  2. Tailoring Communication Strategies to Match Hiring Manager Profiles - Maria reflects on the need for recruiters to adapt their communication and reporting styles to match the preferences and needs of different hiring managers. She shares personal experiences of working with managers who have varied expectations regarding details and information presentation. This insight highlights the importance of understanding and adjusting to the unique working styles of each hiring manager, suggesting that recruiters must be versatile communicators. By doing so, they can build stronger relationships, foster trust, and facilitate a more effective recruitment process, ultimately leading to better hiring outcomes.
  3. The difference between a net-new hiring manager and "new to org" hiring manager - Maria outlines the difference between working with a manager who is seasoned in hiring, but new to an organization, and a new-new hiring manager that is hiring for the very first time. She walks through the nuances of each and how to best collaborate and built trust and rapport with both personas... and which is more difficult to coach.

Hosted By

Shannon Ogborn

RecOps Consultant & Community Lead @ Ashby

Shannon Ogborn is a Recruiting Ops expert with nearly ten years of experience at companies from Google to Hired Inc and more. She’s shining a spotlight onto what makes a recruiting strategy one of a kind.

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