Recruiters - Spend a Day Back in the ‘90s Every Once in a While

Recruiters – Spend a Day Back in the ‘90s Every Once in a While

A few years ago when I was running a recruitment business in Hong Kong the server went down unexpectedly one morning. I remember watching as many of my team immediately began packing up their stuff and heading for the door like it was the end of the day.

Where’s everyone going?”, I asked casually as the stampede gathered around me as if there had been a fire evacuation.

There’s no connection so we can’t work”, one of them replied.

There’s absolutely no point just sitting around without Internet access”, somebody else chimed in, rallying the troops to all bail out with her.

If I’d had a whistle I would have blown it like a coach summoning the team back in off the field.

But I didn’t have a whistle so I just asked everyone to head straight back to their desks.

I suddenly realised that I had a team of supposedly experienced recruiters who actually believed they couldn’t work just because we’d temporarily lost our access to the Internet.

It was time for some basic Recruitment Training 101.

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How to Save Time When Writing Your Recruiting Messages

How to Save Time When Writing Your Recruiting Messages

The process of recruiting can be long and tedious. The time spent crafting and initiating formal conversations with potential candidates takes more than usual for most recruiters. This causes an inefficiency of the whole process. However, recruiters can reduce their workload by using sophisticated systems that are tuned to give efficient solutions. This helps them avoid wasting useful time that would have been utilized in productive activities. About 75% of recruiters attest to using software to ease and save time on recruiting messages.

If you are a recruiter and are seeking to make your work more efficient, here’s a consideration of how you can save time when writing your recruiting messages.

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How to Improve the Sale Value of Your Recruitment Business by Retaining Your Best Recruiters

How to Improve the Sale Value of Your Recruitment Business by Retaining Your Best Recruiters

No matter the size or stage your recruitment business is currently at, having recruiters, especially your top performers leave you, is just bad for business. If you want to improve the sale value of your recruitment business, retaining your top performing staff is essential. 

Research shows that a high staff turnover rate can cost you at least “twice an employee’s salary to find and train a replacement.” Not only are there financial repercussions, but losing your best performers can also lower the knowledge base in your company as well as decrease team performance and morale, including your own.

Retaining good employees is crucial to the success of any recruitment business.

Sure, but how do you actually do that?

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Recruiter Tips: Sales Calls – Going Back to Basics

Recruiter Tips: Sales Calls – Going Back to Basics

Recently, I was driving to a meeting and my phone rang. I didn’t recognise the number but I answered the call anyway.

Oh hi, Paul. It’s Francis here from [I honestly didn’t catch the company name]. I tried to connect with you on LinkedIn last week but you didn’t accept my invitation. I was hoping we could set up a time to catch up next week to talk about how I could help you with your next staff conference. I’ll be around Ultimo on Wednesday afternoon. Would that work for you?

I’d answered the call simply by pressing a button on my steering wheel with my right thumb. And then just as easily I pressed another button on my steering wheel with my left thumb.

I ended the call … without having even said a word.

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Four Lead Generation Tips for Recruiters

Four Lead Generation Tips for Recruiters

With so much competition across the board, recruiters need to find a way to stand out from the crowd and gain the upper hand and the confidence of possible clients.

While there are no set rules for success, here are some tips on how you can enhance your chances of becoming a major leader in your field.

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Candidate Calls - 7 Actionable Tips for the Reluctant Recruiter

Candidate Calls – 7 Actionable Tips for the Reluctant Recruiter

You will know that one of the quickest and easiest methods to identify the right candidates and attract them onto the market is to pick up the phone and speak to them directly. You will get a much quicker response – even if it’s not the response you wanted. However, a bit of courage is needed to make those extra headhunt calls that can help you turn that tough-to-fill role into a deal in no time.

This is easier said than done. When faced with the option of firing over a quick email or staying behind and making a few phone calls. It can be very tempting to just click ‘send’ and head home. There are a number of reasons why people may be hesitant: fear of failure and procrastination are popular excuses.

A headhunt call is really no different to any other kind of cold call that you do. With a plan and bit of practice they get easier and you can become better at them. Follow these seven tips to set yourself up for success with your next call.

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How recruiters can use events to collect leads

How recruiters can use events to collect leads

Given the large networking element of the industry, recruiters can benefit massively from attending and organising events. Considering the volume of potential candidates that attend niche conferences and meet-ups, industry events can be invaluable for securing leads, which is the ultimate goal for any sales driven enterprise, after all.

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It Looked Like A Simple Street Sale... Look What Happened Next!

It Looked Like A Simple Street Sale… Look What Happened Next!

Sales is simple. Success is simple. Life can be simple. It is people who make it complicated. When I speak at conferences or work with individuals in coaching sessions, they often ask for the “advanced” stuff, explaining that they are good at what they do and that they already know the simple stuff. They are not interested in looking at the basics and checking that they are not missing any tricks.

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Knock the competition... yeah, that's a great business development strategy!

Knock the competition… yeah, that’s a great business development strategy!

One of the first rules that I learnt in sales was ‘don’t knock the competition’. It makes you look petty and gives the impression that your product (whatever that is) isn’t good enough to stand on its own two feet and beat the competition in a direct comparison.

So why is it that recently there has been so much emphasis on making statements about how bad your competition is in servicing its clients?

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why do we set goals

7 reasons why people don’t set goals… and why you should

Why do we set goals? Whether for business, career, health, finance, social or hobbies, everyone knows and understands the power of goal setting. For years, experts and gurus have carped on about the value of setting goals. Everyone knows that they should set goals to help them to achieve their aims and objectives…

So why is it then that so many people don’t set goals when they know that they should?

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