3 Recruitment Best Practices To Keep You Ahead in 2019
At the start of the year, over 2,000 recruitment professionals predicted that 2019 is going to be a big year for the Staffing and Recruiting industry: Expectations for revenue, budgets, investments, and placements were higher this year than they were in 2018. But even with optimism running high, it’s vital for recruitment agencies and staffing firms to employ the best practices possible to stay ahead in an increasingly competitive market.
We have three easy-to-implement best practices for you to consider implementing into your businesses strategies and recruitment processes.
1. Build Your Brand
We’ve spoken before about how building your brand and engaging effective recruitment marketing campaigns is important for the modern day recruiter, and it remains as relevant as ever today. Make sure you have an active and engaging online presence; create and share industry-relevant content, stay close to your followers, and ensure your website is easy to navigate and reflects your company brand.
An effective social media strategy is a great way to build your brand and further your marketing efforts without breaking the bank. Producing and sharing content on social channels is free, engaging for candidates and clients alike, and establishes your position as a knowledgable industry resource. The accessible nature of social media also humanises your recruitment services and provides a more personalised client and candidate experience.
2. Work Smart, Not Hard
AI and automation are more accessible now than ever before and could make all the difference to your day to day recruitment practices. Recruiter-tailored chatbot systems like Mya, automate interactions with candidates, providing timely responses and touch points throughout the recruitment process. Automating your candidate onboarding process can also help to improve the candidate experience, improve the quality of your data, and save your team time (letting them focus on value-add tasks such as relationship building and management).
3. Don’t Forget About Data
Data is one of the most valuable assets for recruitment businesses, so it only makes sense to keep your data up-to-date, accurate, and in-depth. Make the most of your recruitment software to provide you with visibility into the productivity of your consultants, the impact on profit margins, time-to-fill trends, and placement ratios.
Data can afford you a competitive advantage; You’ll be able to see how your business is trending against historical data, industry standards, and future goals. By making it a recruitment best practise to keep on top of your data, you’ll be afforded a competitive advantage which can help improve your resource allocation.
These three tips are just an example of some of the best practices your agency can implement to keep you ahead in 2019. Why not join us as Engage London 2019 and hear from industry experts for more inspiration on how to run your recruitment business most efficiently?
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