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How to Become a Lean Mean Recruiting Machine in 7 Steps

When your job requires reaching targets every month, it’s easy to find yourself in a never-ending cycle of fighting the clock and chasing your tail to keep up. But recruitment doesn’t need to be like this! If you work smarter, you can achieve the same (if not better) results in far less time.

Working all hours of the day doesn’t necessarily mean you’re great at your job, it just means you’ve got lots of stamina. And with a solid recruitment strategy and the right technology at your fingertips, you’ll be able to reach, engage and convert top quality candidates at an accelerated pace - without running yourself into the ground.

So... what's the secret?

recruiting machine featureWe believe the fundamental key to recruiting smarter is to create a system where you’re not solely relying on your own hard graft to source candidates, but you have a constant flow of top talent coming straight to you, too.

It’s a system where all your recruitment activities and processes are aligned with each other, so the entire recruitment process is as quick and seamless as it can be.

If you’re successfully operating a well-oiled lean, mean recruiting machine, you’ll be generating a consistent stream of highly engaged candidates, which in turn will become prospects and – before you know it – you’ll have a valuable, engaged, and up-to-date database of candidates waiting to be your next placement.

How to create your recruiting machine

So what are these steps to creating a super-efficient and highly productive recruitment machine?

  1. Establishing your story
  2. Understanding your positioning
  3. Becoming a talent magnet
  4. (Re)Engaging top candidates
  5. Ensuring you’re sales ready
  6. Automating your processes
  7. Analysing your performance

Download our latest eBook below to find out what these steps entail and learn how to put them into practice so you can begin recruiting more top-quality candidates with less graft!

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About the Author: Wendy McDougall is the CEO of Firefish Software. With just under 20 years experience in the recruitment industry, Wendy is on a mission to inspire the next generation of recruiters and help challenge the traditional recruitment agency model of doing things. In her spare time, you’ll find her enjoying some down time with the family, playing squash and feeding her inner geek with all the latest technology!

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