Did the pandemic get your recruiting team down? Try a team-building event to increase morale and productivity. Every company benefits from team builders, they help people communicate and create stronger bonds. Unfortunately, few companies have the kind of time and budget to devote to these events. Here are some tips for maximizing your team-building efforts and best practices this year so you don’t lose your top recruiters to poor culture.

How to Improve Culture to Keep Top Talent From Leaving

Team Building for Your Recruiting Team

Your recruiting teams take a lot of hard knocks in a market like this. Investing in them is critical if you want to retain them and keep them productive and happy. Forbes recently had this to say about the importance of investing in your teams:

Stellar talent – the kind that moves the dial on profits, brings an innovative mindset and influences others to drive the vision forward whether in the mailroom or boardroom – isn’t going to settle for a company that invests less in them than they invest in the organization as employees.

Investing in your employees in part should include attention to building individuals into a team. You can achieve this with team-building exercises that speak to recruiters struggling in a difficult market. Setting rewards for your recruiters, both as individuals and teams can help build camaraderie even if your workforce is dispersed. There are dozens of ideas online that won’t break your budget but will build your teams. It’s also a good idea to have a clear set of team metrics tracked in an applicant tracking system (ATS) like Exelare to give everyone clear goals to strive toward.

For recruiters or sourcers, having problems finding candidates (and these days that’s everyone), why not hold a “sourcing jam” where the team works together to find more candidates to add into the pipeline. Also, celebrate both the big and small wins as new hires come on board. 

For employers seeking to create a better culture for their recruiting teams, here are some suggestions that may help:

  • Get rid of any unnecessary busywork, whether it’s scheduling interviews or filling out reports. A good ATS can automate much of this work so your recruiters can concentrate on one thing—filling the req. Do an audit of recruiting workflows and pinpoint the repetitive, manual activities that slow them down. Sequence those activities into ATS automation for candidate contacts and reporting. You’ll have a much happier recruiting team in the long run.
  • Help your recruiters build stronger relationships with their hiring managers. This will allow them to have the “crucial conversations” when hiring goals are unrealistic or unattainable. Instead, do what you can to build strong ties between candidates and hiring managers by opening communication channels for a better hiring process.
  • Invest in your recruiting team with learning and development opportunities. Give your recruiters the career growth they’re seeking, whether it’s financial, educational, or in their title. 

Improve Culture To Keep Top Talent

You can also create a better environment for your recruiting team by supporting them with the best technology. Exelare is that technology. We give your recruiting team a competitive edge with our state-of-the-art ATS platform. Call on us to find out how we can help you create a better work environment for your recruiting team.