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Growth Strategies for Recruiting Firms

In the business world, you’re generally either growing or shrinking. Recruiting firms are no exception to this principle. To stay at the cutting edge of the field, you need to direct your efforts toward not just holding the status quo but moving upward and onward. What can you do as a recruiter to encourage the kind of growth you need to thrive? That’s the Million Dollar Question, and, while there is no simple answer, there are some strategies that can significantly increase your chances of success. Calculate the ROI on New Hires – As the scope of your business operations [...]

September 1st, 2017|New Features|

Reasons Why Recruiters Hire the Wrong Person

Recruiting is an art—and like all artistic endeavors, it can easily result in failure. Even the most diligent recruiters have horror stories about disastrously poor employees who somehow got through the screening process. One survey found that a staggering 95% of companies make bad hires every year.1 It can happen to any recruiter, but when it does, you should take the opportunity to reflect on what went wrong—that’s the best way to minimize the likelihood that you’ll make the same mistake in the future. Many bad hires often result from a few common yet suboptimal recruiting habits; let’s take this [...]

August 18th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

How Can Your Recruiting Agency Survive in the New Job Market?

The world of recruiting has been altered radically over the last few decades. Today, we rely on laptops, mobile phones, and the internet rather than Rolodexes, business cards, and lined paper notebooks. Pretty much everyone would agree that all these changes are for the better; who really wants to go back to the days of huge, overstuffed file cabinets? No doubt the decades to come will bring further developments—and we can only guess at what form these innovations will take. In the meantime, recruiters can keep themselves busy with meeting the challenges of a rapidly evolving job market. How? We [...]

August 8th, 2017|New Features|

Tips for High-Volume Recruiting

It’s a familiar scenario for recruiters everywhere: too much to do and too little time to explore too few options. In the world of high-volume recruiting, however, the pressures exerted by deadlines and uncompleted tasks are exponentially worse. By “high-volume recruiting,” we’re simply referring to the practice of filling a large number of positions. In the public mind this practice is most frequently associated with seasonal retail employment, when companies must temporarily increase their staff to address a surge in consumer demand (e.g., the Christmas shopping season), but it occurs as well with corporations that are rapidly expanding the scope [...]

August 1st, 2017|Tips & Tricks|

How to Organize Yourself as a Recruiter

We all want to be organized—to have all the papers arranged in a neat stack, the appointments commence exactly at the top of the hour, and that annoying “Unread Emails” counter go back to zero. This is, of course, much easier said than done. Most recruiters never seem to have enough time to complete all their tasks in a timely manner, and that often leads to mess, disorder, confusion. While we can’t clear your schedule for you, we can suggest a few helpful tips for getting organized in a fast-paced environment. Settle on an Email Strategy – Figuring out what [...]

July 25th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

Understanding Your Recruiting Competition

If you’re a working recruiter, you’re unquestionably aware that you’re not the only hired gun around. There are other individuals and agencies out there who are also trying to find top candidates and place them at companies that have a use for these applicants’ particular talents. To stay ahead of the competition, you need to be aware of what your competition is doing—and this is an area where many recruiters simply fail to put in sufficient effort. It’s not really difficult to get a solid sense of what the other guys are doing, however. In fact, most of the tips [...]

July 18th, 2017|New Features, News & Announcements|

How to Get People to Open and Respond to Your Emails/Messages

Like so many professionals, recruiters spend a major portion of their day reaching out to others through a variety of communication platforms: email, texts, voicemail, and anything else that might work. The only problem with this approach is that the average person is flooded on a daily basis by messages like this. They get email newsletters from long-forgotten websites, spam from mysterious businesses that want to sell weird products, calls from employment agencies last heard from years ago, and incomprehensible texts that were apparently sent by space aliens. It’s all too easy to hit the delete button. So, how do [...]

July 9th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

Infographic – Mastering the Recruitment Funnel

Mastering the recruitment funnel can be a challenging experience until you understand the components that go into it. Candidate sourcing is all about proactively finding candidates through multiple tools and then presenting them to the client. The first step is finding candidates through listings, whether it is on the company’s career site or other job boards. Also, social media is an enormous tool that is quickly growing. LinkedIn is one of the most professional and user-friendly tools when it comes to the job market. Facebook and Twitter can also be used. Using the correct applicant software is important as well. [...]

July 6th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|

4 Tough Jobs to Fill in 2017

Finding the right candidate can be enormously difficult. Sometimes the task of locating a handful of hopefuls for your client can be achieved before lunch, but there are occasions where candidates stay frustratingly out of reach. It’s also true that certain types of occupations seem to be especially prone to experiencing a chronic scarcity of candidates. With these jobs, there simply aren’t enough qualified candidates available—which, naturally, can leave recruiters in a tough spot. Recently, CareerCast compiled a list of the hardest positions for which to find candidates. Without further ado, let’s have a look at the four toughest jobs [...]

July 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Increasing Your Recruiting Team’s Productivity

We never seem to have enough time—that holds true for virtually everybody in the professional world, recruiters included. For recruiters, their time deficits often stem from fast-approaching deadlines, as clients frequently need to fill a position ASAP, and preferably yesterday. Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet when it comes to boosting productivity and making the most of one’s working hours, but you can take advantage of some basic strategies that can help your team reach its recruiting goals. Remember to Take a Break – Paradoxically, you can increase productivity by giving your team regular opportunities to be unproductive for a [...]

June 25th, 2017|New Features, Tips & Tricks|