Hiring new staff is a challenge every organisation faces. For each role there is a specific skillset required. Even if they find a person with the right skills, an employer needs to feel they have the right personality, are motivated and will fit in with their colleagues.
Finding qualified candidates is hard, as is identifying these qualities in people. Most companies will turn to professional recruiters, who either work in-house or for external recruitment agencies.
Successful recruiters will be good with people and making connections with people in the sector they recruit. They will need to be perceptive and able to tell who really has what it takes for a job. On top of this, they will need a similar attitude to sales people, persuading promising candidates to go for the job and hitting their targets.