The variety of recruitment agencies in terms of size, speciality, and strategy ensure that regardless of individual market positioning, all organisations will face stiff competition from all corners of the industry. Low barriers to entry for the industry as a whole leave firms vulnerable to new competitors exploiting their inefficiencies or weaknesses and stealing market share. Completely understanding your firm’s business performance, both internally and relative to other members in the industry, provides the insight necessary to identify weaknesses before they result in the downfall of the organisation.
More information: https://www.bullhorn.com/au/blog/2019/01/three-staffing-kpis/
The whole concept of what makes a ‘good’ recruiter, and what’s needed to create a high-performance recruitment team, has changed a lot in the last 5-10 years. Yet, as an industry we’re stuck in our ways: We still look to the same old sh*t KPIs, techniques and strategies when building our teams.
But this needs to change if we want to continue getting the best out of our recruitment teams in 2019 and beyond. Here’s how to set yourself (and your team) up for success.
More information: https://blog.firefishsoftware.com/how-to-build-a-high-performance-recruitment-team
Keeping on top of new marketing trends is extremely beneficial to recruiters, but not everything that comes out of marketing is going to be relevant to our industry, and it can be hard to predict which trends will stick and what will fade away.
We’ve dug out the proven marketing golden nuggets recruiters can’t afford to ignore in 2019!
More information: https://blog.firefishsoftware.com/marketing-trends-that-will-transfer-to-recruitment
If you’re a recruiter who’s used to pitching your services on a contingency basis, it’s likely the idea of selling a retainer to a client sounds like a pretty daunting task to you. But making the move to bring retained search into your recruitment offering isn’t half as scary as you think, and the pay-off is huge!
More information: https://blog.firefishsoftware.com/contingency-vs-retained-recruitment
Blue Monday may be pitched as the most depressing day of the calendar year, but for recruiters, it’s the best day of the year to pull in new candidates and get the new year off to a great start. Here’s our two cents on how you can turn Blue Monday into a positive and use it as an opportunity to fill up your recruitment pipeline for the weeks and months ahead.
More information: https://blog.firefishsoftware.com/why-recruiters-love-blue-monday
Have you ever found yourself walking into a quarterly review unsure of what the outcome will be? Rather than leaving your performance review to chance, we’ve outlined some of the key KPIs that every recruiter should measure themselves against. Staying on top of these key performance indicators is a great way to ensure that you stay on track week to week, and know what you’re doing when your review comes around. Phew!
More information: https://www.socialtalent.com/blog/recruitment/how-should-recruiters-measure-success
As a manager, it can be disheartening when somebody on your team is underperforming. Especially if you thought this particular person was going to be a rockstar.
Before diving into the details it’s important to realise that it’s a common occurrence that 80% of your company’s crucial work is achieved by 20% of your staff. This 80:20 rule is called the Pareto Principle and can be applied to many areas of your business.
More information: https://www.socialtalent.com/blog/recruitment/3-reasons-recruiters-are-struggling-to-perform-and-how-you-can-help
We’re just about halfway through January and if you haven’t nailed down your recruitment processes for 2019, then you might want to start planning. The new year is always full of fresh opportunities with eager candidates racing to apply for vacant jobs. Finding the best talent early should be a priority for any recruiter and with the right processes put in place, you can be sure life will be made easier.
More information: https://www.socialtalent.com/blog/recruitment/how-to-transform-your-recruitment-process-in-2019
What better way to spend the last of your budget than on investments to improve your hiring processes in the new year? Considering we are at a record breaking unemployment rate, high volume hiring will likely continue well into 2019, so it should be a top priority. Below, we will discuss three areas to consider investing in to ensure your hiring process is top-notch in 2019.
More information: http://www.crawfordthomas.com/2019/01/15/revamp-your-hiring-process-for-2019/