As part of on-going performance management, the individual 1-1 coaching session is a staple element – so why do so many managers in the recruitment industry not rate them?
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.
It’s all too easy to believe that the number of followers or ‘likes’ are an accurate barometer of how successful social media activity is. Of course, these are not referred to as ‘vanity metrics’ without reason – and for HR and recruiters the numbers are largely irrelevant.
You may have felt stressed and blamed it on others but have you ever thought that you may be creating stress for your colleagues, direct reports, managers, suppliers or clients through your actions and behaviours?
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.
Millennials have a deep understanding of the Internet, so what better place to recruit them than online? Through social media, it’s easier than ever to reach professional millennials that can provide great insight for your company. Locating new employees online is becoming increasingly popular, too – in fact, 86% of people currently in their first decade of employment use social media to search for jobs and research potential employers.
With this in mind, these 9 tips can help you locate your next millennial employee using a number of social media platforms.
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?
Recruitment is a fast-paced environment. Targets, deadlines and pressure can all lead to sloppy practice, even for the most experienced recruiter, and inevitably the same mistakes rear their ugly heads.
Here are five common mistakes made by recruiters and how to avoid making them yourself.
Several researchers have concluded that more than 60% of candidates would not apply for a job in a company that has a bad reputation. Since the financial crisis in 2008, the talent pool has been constantly shrinking. Companies often need to go outside the regular recruitment process in order to attract the best candidates. Recruiters are taking the proven marketing approach when trying to attract top talents. This new trend is also called recruitment marketing.
If you’ve kept up with major technological trends over the last few years, you have probably heard of cloud computing, or simply “the cloud.” At this point, many of your online activities and communications are linked with cloud computing. Cloud computing is simply a software solution that allows you to access information over the Internet through your browser.