You are a Junior Recruiter for a large staffing agency. You report to a Senior Recruiter for Medical and Healthcare, Linda Shaw. You’ve been tasked with finding an excellent candidate for a client in the pharmaceutical industry, WellGen Pharma. They are looking for a salesperson who will fit in with their focus on innovation and who has experience in sales. Review the job ad below and then consider the three candidates you have narrowed your search to. Please note that technically there is no wrong answer in terms of the candidate selected because you found three excellent candidates, but the explanation you provide should persuade your supervisor and the client that the chosen person is the best choice while also demonstrating your understanding of passive and active candidates and best practices for recruiting each.
Write a memo formatted report to the Senior Recruiter, Linda Shaw, introducing the candidate and explaining your choice. Be sure to address the following:
- The name and qualifications of the chosen candidate. Make the connection between his or her qualifications and the open role clear to the busy reader.
- Where the candidate was sourced, whether the chosen candidate was active or passive and what impact this had on your decision.
- Why the other two candidates were rejected.
- The ethical considerations of sourcing candidates using social media.
Review the requirements for the position in the WellGen Pharmaceuticals ad below