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v. re·cruit·ed, re·cruit·ing, re·cruits
a. To enlist (persons) in military service.
b. To strengthen or raise (an armed force) by enlistment.
2. To hire or enroll, or seek to hire or enroll (new employees, members, or students).
3. To renew or restore (health or vitality, for example).
1. To enlist personnel in a military force.
2. To recruit new employees, members, or students.
1. A newly engaged member of a military force, especially one of the lowest rank or grade.
2. A new member of an organization.

[French recruter, from obsolete recrute, recruit, variant of recrue, from feminine past participle of recroître, to grow again, from Old French recroistre : re-, re- + croistre, to grow (from Latin crēscere; see ker- in Indo-European roots).]

re·cruit′er n.
re·cruit′ment n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.recruiter - someone who supplies members or employeesrecruiter - someone who supplies members or employees
headhunter - a recruiter of personnel (especially for corporations)
talent scout, scout - someone employed to discover and recruit talented persons (especially in the worlds of entertainment or sports)
provider, supplier - someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
2.recruiter - an official who enlists personnel for military service
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
recruiting-sergeant - a sergeant deputized to enlist recruits
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nPersonalvermittler(in) m(f)
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A contingency recruiter traditionally will have more failures than successes, but it's the successes and the exhilaration of those successes that keeps a contingency recruiter in the business.
"To be successful, a contingency recruiter cannot spend much effort on any one referral since most come to naught.
The contingency recruiter is compensated only if a candidate is selected by the employer client to fill the position, whereas the retainer recruiter is compensated regardless of the outcome of the search.
In contrast to regular contingency recruiters, an executive search agency specialises in sourcing candidates of the highest order specifically for executive positions.
Contingency recruiters earn a fee only when the company has hired someone, whereas retained recruiters are paid in advance often used in high level appointments such as directors.
Contingency recruiters must work quickly, because multiple recruiting firms often compete to fill a particular position and the only firm paid is the one that finds the new candidate.
There are two types of professional recruiting firms -- prepaid recruiters who are on retainer with a firm, and contingency recruiters who are paid only when they fill a position for the firm.

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