The Super Recruiter: Here’s What It Takes

Peter Linas, Bullhorn’s international MD, explores the skills required to become a super recruiter

The recruitment industry has undergone huge change in the last four to five years. The increasing popularity of social networking, mobile devices, and data analytics have meant that the market is more competitive than ever. But what skills do recruiters need to get, and stay ahead, of the competition in 2015?

Data driven

It’s not about who you know, it’s about what you know and how fast you can slice and dice the right data. That’s because recruiters who can access and analyse candidate information quicker than anyone else will reign supreme. This requires expert industry knowledge and the ability to sift through reams and reams of information to find the best fit.

To reach super recruiter status requires knowledge of systems such as our marketplace partner Broadbean. Tools like this are invaluable when it comes to tracking down the best candidates from existing application databases, and if you learn how to use the software effectively, you’ll make more placements – and make them faster than anyone else!

Mobile matters

Nearly two thirds of today’s recruiters spend ten per cent of their time away from the office. And without access to candidate information, jobs, CVs, calendars, contacts and emails, they’re going to miss out – and inevitably, place fewer candidates. With 2015’s staffing market more competitive than ever, it’s crucial that recruiters have access to these details from anywhere and at any time. By using a mobile optimised CRM, recruiters can expect to make up to 43 percent more placements, keeping them ahead of the competition.

Social search

Bullhorn research has found that social media is one of the top two ways to source qualified candidates, a trend that is certainly set to continue. And research suggests that almost 75 percent of 18-34 year olds found their last job online which means recruiters needs to be at the top of their social media game.

Today’s super recruiter needs to be the ultimate multi-tasker – as comfortable using candidate tracking systems, job boards, social networks, as they are picking up the phone and interviewing candidates. Ultimately the recruiters who can get to the best candidates first will win – and Bullhorn will help you get there!

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