Trust, the Key to Recruitment Success

By Manley Douglas, Senior Search Consultant for Gateway Group Personnel


When someone holds the door for you, do you grab the door in an effort to protect yourself? Or, do you walk through it, trusting that the door will not slam shut on you?

Trust is a lost art – in our profession, in general business dealings and really, in the world we live in these days. However, trust is what relationships are built on and critical in creating results that benefit our clients, applicants and team.  When you can place your trust in a recruiter and the recruiter can trust you, things happen.

Recruiting Daily ran a piece last year by Derek Zeller that really sums it up, particularly with this quote, “A relationship without trust is like having a phone with no service. And what do you do with a phone with no service? You play games.”

Gateway Group Personnel has been in business for over 30 years. Collectively, we have over 100 years experience in recruiting. I have been a recruiter for over 18 years, the last 16 years with Gateway Group Personnel. Clients and candidates trust us, and it shows due to our reputation and tenure.  

Let us help you find your next career opportunity. Let us be your advocate. Let us help prepare you for an interview. Let us help negotiate an offer for you. Let us help you and TRUST that we will be waiting with that open door!  

Manley Douglas manages a full service recruiting desk: identifying clients, recruiting candidates and handling all aspects of the placement cycle. His clients include Fortune 500 to small privately-held corporations in manufacturing, distribution, transportation, public accounting firms, pharmaceutical and financial services to name a few. Additionally, he has been recognized by the Tennessee Society of Personnel Services as a “Top Producer”. Learn more about Manley here.

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