Four Recruiting New Year’s Resolutions for Success in 2015

2015 is shaping up to be a year unlike any other in the world of recruiting. Unemployment rates have hit historic lows, more and more industry leaders are declaring it’s a candidate-driven market, and a growing scarcity of skilled potential employees make for a challenging (and exciting) year ahead. With so many factors creating a climate rife with obstacles, opportunities, and competition, how will you emerge as a recruiting powerhouse?  Below are four New Year’s resolutions, tailored for recruiters, to achieve in 2015:

1.       Lose weight by shedding the bulkiness of your application process and embracing mobile recruiting. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015 marks a tipping point: millennials will be the largest generation in the U.S. work force. If your application process fails to incorporate a mobile component, you’re shutting the door on a robust pool of tech-savvy, highly connected candidates. Mobile recruiting offers benefits beyond attracting younger generations.  Mobile career pages offer a sleek, branded portal that eliminates the roadblocks presented by traditional application processes. The dominance of the mobile device industry, coupled with the crucial role recruiting technology plays in an agency’s success, ensures that mobile recruiting has become a mainstay in the staffing world rather than a buzz phrase.

2.       Get a makeover by improving your agency’s brand. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: agency branding can improve your bottom line. Reqs are made or lost on how your agency is perceived.  A sluggish, outdated applicant tracking system negatively impacts your processes, your team’s efficiency, your fill rate, and ultimately, your brand. When it comes to your agency’s appearance, your mother was right—true beauty lies within. Trade your inefficient system for a first-class ATS and give your brand an instant upgrade.

3.       Get a better education through your reporting and truly gain insight into your agency’s performance. If your current applicant tracking system (ATS) isn’t providing you with reporting that effectively analyzes your internal performance, you might as well be blindly guessing at trends and the efficacy of your team’s hard work. Truly comprehensive systems go beyond applicant tracking and provide rich reporting to better inform your decisions and guide your team to success.

4.       Reduce stress by kicking processes that no longer work to the curb. Deadlines, lofty client expectations, the talent gap, and intense competition are all challenges recruiters face in their day-to-day lives. The tools you use should be an asset rather than a liability. If your ATS is standing in the way of your success, it’s time to ditch the toxic relationship and find something that works for you.

Sticking to New Year’s resolutions can be a seemingly impossible task, but we’re here to help you meet your 2015 goals. Connect with us today, and be sure to take a look at our case studies and customer testimonials to learn how we’ve helped agencies like yours accomplish their goals.

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