Why Estate Agents Are Missing Out On Perfect Job Candidates
The director of estate agent recruitment firm, Property Personnel has said that estate agencies are missing out on the best recruits by placing too much emphasis on experience as a criteria for hiring.
Mr Hesse of Property Personnel said that most agencies looking for a Sales Negotiator ask for someone with around 18-24 months experience. He says that this criteria excludes a lot of excellent candidates who have transferable skills that would make them a great fit for these positions.
Interestingly, a survey by the Home Owners Alliance found that only 12% of buyers are put off by inexperience with factors such as professionalism, appearance and telephone manner being more relevant.
Read more about Mr Hesse’s ideas around estate agency recruitment here.