How Should Recruiters Measure Success?

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

3 Reasons Recruiters Are Struggling to Perform (and How You Can Help)

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

Top 25 Questions You Should Ask in Your Exit Interviews and Surveys

Unfortunately, most employer neglect exit interviews and surveys. In the current candidate driven job market, it is understandable that most employer rush into recruiting to find a suitable replacement.

However, conducting exit interviews or surveys is a crucial part of the offboarding process, both for the departing employee and the employer. Exit interviews provide closure for both parties.

More information: https://recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/top-25-questions-you-should-ask-in-your-exit-interviews-and

5 Recruiting Lessons From Your Favorite Holiday Movies (the Sequel)

From last-minute gift hunting to wrapping up work before the office closes, the holiday season can contain as much stress and chaos as it does magic and joy. And that’s especially true if you’re a recruiter trying to meet your year-end hiring goals, keep candidates engaged, plan for next year, and more.

To keep your sanity, it’s a good idea to take some you time by kicking back with a great holiday movie.

More information: https://business.linkedin.com/talent-solutions/blog/recruiting-humor-and-fun/2018/5-holiday-movies-that-are-secretly-all-about-recruiting

Talent shortage stats to think about

Talent shortage it’s here and it’s real! For the first time in decades, we have more open jobs than workers to fill them. And although desperate times may call for desperate measure, you shouldn’t lose focus on whether or not your new staff is a good fit for your company’s culture or if they have the required skills.

Have a look on this stats that will help you go through it without panicking and look for creative solutions to not be affected:

More information: https://recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/talent-shortage-stats-to-think-about

We need to be honest about what we need from new hires

I realize that job role is often unclear at most companies, and the hiring process is usually fairly broken, but I think it would make sense if we were a bit more honest about what exactly we expect from new hires.

Let me root some of this in research

A couple of important things to know at the beginning:

More information: https://recruitingdaily.com/we-need-to-be-honest-about-what-we-need-from-new-hires/

Is “loss aversion” killing your recruiting?

What is loss aversion, you ask? Well, let’s get right into it. We’ll start with this article from Harvard Business Review, which discusses both loss aversion and conformity. The latter term you probably understand at work — it’s why new ideas are stunningly rare. But as for “loss aversion,” well, let’s get into that.

Humans have a negativity bias, which is logical. Most of our thoughts in a given day are negative. But in this context, “negativity bias” means our fear of losing usually outstrips our potential thrill from winning.

More information: https://recruitingdaily.com/is-loss-aversion-killing-your-recruiting/

Technical tests: a valuable interview tool or a talent deterrent?

Technical tests; a common part of the interview process for many companies, but are they adding value to your process or deterring top talent from applying to your roles?

Do they provide employers with the insight they need? Do they enhance the interview experience for the candidate? We’ve weighed up the pros and cons of this interview tool to figure out if tech tests are all they’re cracked up to be.

More information: https://recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/technical-tests-a-valuable-interview-tool-or-a-talent-deterrent-1

Why you shouldn’t aim for a perfect number of candidates when hiring

Getting the perfect bank of candidates to interview for a role is a science that takes a lot of mastering. There are so many factors that take in deciding who to interview, that numbers are a almost a little irrelevant.

Do all suitable candidates deserve an interview?

The answer is probably yes, however operationally for your business this isn’t the most practical decision.

More information: https://www.recruitmentrevolution.com/blog/2018/10/why-you-shouldnt-aim-for-a-perfect-number-of-candidates-when-hiring

4 Good Reasons to Use a Recruitment Agency

Why do companies turn to recruitment agencies?

In today’s highly competitive, candidate-driven job market, finding and hiring the ideal job candidate is quite hard. This is why many companies turn to recruitment agencies to help them recruit the right people for their open job positions.

Should you do the same? How can a recruitment agency help you fill your open job positions?

More information: https://recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/4-good-reasons-to-use-a-recruitment-agency