The recruitment world is changing. Whereas in the past clients might have been willing to take your word for it that you had excellent candidates to hand, these days they can confirm it for themselves. Social media channels, and the ubiquity of agency websites means that all of your claims can be fact checked in minutes – sometimes seconds! As clients become savvier this can pose problems to recruiters stuck in their ways. Now is the time to take a look at your business as a whole, and whether you are standing up to the requirements of the latest generation of job-seekers and employers.
To find success, generate leads, and attract the very best talent, you need to be sure that your recruiters are everywhere they’re expected to be. That means they should be:
- Active on LinkedIn
- Promoting jobs on Facebook & Twitter
- Ensuring their candidate pool is up-to-date
- Staying on top of all their communications
- Working to engage current candidates & attract new ones
- Focusing on their strongest networks while strengthening their others
This doesn’t all need to happen at once, you can identify and improve on each area of your business gradually, but it does need to happen. Over time, your objective should be to create a complete recruitment engine that ensures a constant stream of qualified, enthusiastic, and well-matched candidates to your clients.
To help you get started, we’ve put together a whitepaper covering what we consider to be the key elements of a successful recruitment engine, and the KPIs which will return to most value to your business.
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Wendy McDougall is Chief Fish of Firefish Software. In her spare time, you'll find her playing squash or feeding her inner geek with the latest technology!