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I met with a Director of a Recruitment firm this week who used the term “option paralysis” to describe the world he fears that some of his consultants live in – hey have so many systems to choose from in their work, that progress can be slow or non-existent.
This really got me thinking. I am the first to get excited about the opportunities the new age of systems presents to the average recruiter, but he has a point!
So, you’ve decided that your current software for managing your data (CRM / ATS) is ready for a kick up the butt! You may be wanting to upgrade your existing software, or migrate to a brand new system… STOP: are you about to simply move into a new house with all of your old stuff?
I recently read an article entitled Leverage your CRM to its full potential. To say I loved it is an understatement. We work on all sorts of CRM projects and this article really “nailed it” for me. But as I always add my two-pennies worth, I thought I would here…
I have recently been working with a client to help them roll out a new CRM solution to 150 users. Their goal? To help them work towards their company £goals and help transition their business into a national recruiter with a standardised methodology of working. All great stuff.
We have delivered the training to them, so I thought I would share my thoughts on how to train new tech into a business
A large part of my day is spent helping clients find the most appropriate solution for their requirements – varying from ATS, CRM, funky tech to make them more organised and rich… This inevitably involves a number of demonstrations or as one of my clients recently called it: “a Beauty Parade of solutions”. These are a great way of looking at your options, but I have seen some go horribly wrong.
Over the years I have worked with a lot of clients helping them with their business process software (CRM – Client Relationship Management / ATS – Applicant Tracking Systems) and I am often stumped at how little time businesses have taken to get it right – and how negative an impact this can have.
Wanted: I am a Corporate Recruiter and I need a new system, one that I can store candidates on (and my friend, and Agency Recruiter needs one that also stores clients as well). I understand that as a corporate recruiter I will need an Applicant Tracking System, and that my friend an Agency Recruiter ideally needs a Recruitment CRM. We don’t want anything complicated, so we have compiled a quick spec list of what we don’t need our new systems to do… can you help?