Recruitment Leaders and their Marketers want to inject more value into their staffing companies, and they need more content to help their recruiters convert leads into opportunities. Winning a recruitment award can increase the value of your business by 37%. Here are some tips and hacks to help you form a winning recruitment awards entry.
Time to Get Judgemental with Recruiters!
Anyone who has met me will probably know that I am a lady of passion! Dare I say a passionate recruitment advocate…?
I am also a judge for some of the best recruitment awards. Last year my experience of recruiting awards led my team and I to create a valuable recruiter resource; a Recruitment Awards Toolkit full of practical tips to help you win over the judges, increase your sales by at least 37%, attract staff, candidates and clients – compelling reasons!
I went to the lovely REC offices and sat with 20 other recruitment specialists to begin the judging process the Recruitment International awards. Five hours in a room with a lot of paper, coffee and sugar!
I really enjoyed the vibe the in room and noted down some of the things I heard… This will give you a flavour of why you:
Need to take your recruitment awards submissions seriously
Think more highly of yourselves and enter some
Download our Recruitment Awards Toolkit to help you win!
Quotes from the Judging Panel of the Recruitment International Awards
I like the way they’ve structured this – it makes it easier to read
This has caught my attention
The client testimonial is anonymous!
Where are the financials?
This is different and interesting
This is difficult to read.
Nice and succinct case study
Did anyone actually proof read this?
Paying the minimum wage – when did this become award-winning?
I like the way they seem to be really proud of what they’ve done
There’s quite a lot here that you would hope that everyone does…
I like how they have got their internal customers testifying
This one is really personal – I like how they are telling me about the individuals in the business
Key Recruitment Awards Tips
This all got me scribbling about some key rules for recruitment award submissions:
Don’t use only 800 words when you are given 1000 words, UNLESS you totally nail it
Don’t use the word “evidence” and not supply data to support it.
You’ve sent lots of links in your submissions? I’ve yet to find paper that clever.
Be passionate and real – and talk about the people who make up your business.
Talking about your social media engagement as a facet for how great you are? Hmm… I’m not convinced until I see the impact of that engagement!
No formatting makes for a long read and a frustrated judge
Going over the word count? That’s a no-no, UNLESS you dazzle us!
Not providing your financials when the submission doc demands them? Silly!
You tell me that you hire quickly but offer no data to support this – how quickly? And how does this compare to the market?
The One Recruitment Award Everyone Wants to Win but Are Too Afraid to Enter!
And a final note – there are only FOUR recruiters in the country who feel that they can go for the award called “Best Candidate Service” – surely this is the ONE award every recruiter wants to win? You all tell me that candidate attraction and loyalty is a major frustration for you.
Recruitment Awards can be the key to your sales pipeline, candidate, client and recruiter (and investor) attraction. Check our Recruitment Awards list - it has the key awards in our sector and the dates / links to their pages.
Read more about how my training and mentoring program for recruitment marketeers. I work with Recruitment Leaders and their marketers to generate the 4Cs (candidates, clients, colleague and cash) and I include Recruitment Awards in my marketing strategy hacks and consultancy.
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Our high intensity interval training - Recruitment HIIT - helps recruiters source, convert quicker, and develop healthy pipelines, and recruitment marketers attract, engage, and retain candidates, generate clients, and colleagues (3Cs).
Recruiters! Get Your Jobs Placed With Broadbean
Recruiters are wasting 20% of their time adding data to systems, and posting jobs that attract the wrong candidates. Our Broadbean course on our online recruiter training platform, Recruitment HIIT, has tips to help you advertise, shortlist and source top talent. And you can even source without creating a job advert and spending a job board credit! Nice!You need more time so you can speak to more candidates, make more placements, retain more clients or simply have a longer lunch break. Here’s how our Broadbean training can help. Save Time, Improve Sourcing, and Increase Job Placements Advertising a job without checking on your existing database is not just silly, it’s a waste of time! Not to mention recruiters posting job adverts only place 2 out of every 5 jobs they have. Our Broadbean HIIT will help you reduce the time you waste sourcing and speed up your job placement process. Are you losing candidates and clients because you are struggling to manage your jobs? Do you need a speedier, more effective process for screening and placing candidates? Is sourcing slowing you down? Let me show you how to: Fill your jobs with the candidates you have on your recruitment systems. Nail your job placements process. Stop wasting time sourcing – 13 hours a week is way too long! Speed Up Your Sourcing and Job Placement ProcessThe Coolest Recruitment Tool is the Recruiter Our high intensity interval training - Recruitment HIIT - helps recruiters and resourcers source, convert quicker and develop healthy pipelines, and helps marketers generate more of the 3Cs. We aim to save every recruiter and marketer at least 1 hour per day (6 working weeks a year)- more billing time, more fees! Barclay Jones’ Recruitment Training platform, Recruitment HIIT, fitness learning path helps recruiters and resourcers with candidate sourcing, job adverts, and candidate attraction. We’d love you to try Recruitment HIIT for free for 7 days. TRY RECRUITMENT HIIT 7 DAYS FOR FREEDOWNLOAD YOUR RECRUITMENT TRAINING PLAYBOOKBOOK A CALL TO DISCUSS RECRUITMENT TRAINING
3 Ways to be a Jedi Recruiter
Recruiters! Did you know it takes over 25 hours to watch all of the Star Wars movies? I personally think that's a great use of time, of course, once you've attracted, engaged, converted, and placed the best candidates in the galaxy! Every day is a Kessel Run to the recruiters we work with! Being a Jedi is crucial!To celebrate the annual upcoming Star Wars Day I spoke with a fellow Star Wars geek (and recruitment trainer), Phil, Head of Talent at First Point Group, about what he feels the top 3 skills that Jedi and Recruiters share.Defence – Recruiters Need to DefendThe ability to objection handle, be prepared, to expect the unexpected – that’s part of recruitment. It’s about reading the Jedi path in front of you, and being ready to defend. It’s about defending your candidates, whether they be scruffy-looking nerf herders, or teachers. And being a recruiter is about knowing when to drop your guard. Knowing when to show passion and understanding is key! Knowing when to let the Wookie win is a skill!Knowledge – Be a Knowledgeable RecruiterKnow your market! Whether it be Ewoks, or IT Developers, Millennium Falcon flight skills, or how to down a Dreadnaught, you need to be knowledgeable. What’s old, new, emerging in your sector…? Knowing the market, client, job, candidate, (and who your sister is) is key. Without this knowledge who knows who you’ll end up kissing!Training – Recruitment Training in The ForceLike Jedi, recruiters continuously training is a must. As Yoda says - “There is no try, only do!” As much as Jedi have the gene (midi-chlorian) they need to constantly train to battle dark forces, whether they be dirty data, drop outs, back door placements, or challenging clients (siths?).Jedi, like recruiters, need to follow “the way”, whilst changing lives. They need to know when to lead, when to fight, and when to kiss! Never let it be said that recruitment is just a job – it’s a Way! Someone (Mando) once said… “This is the way!” Thanks Phil– The Force is strong in you!The Coolest Recruitment Tool is the RecruiterYour coolest tool is the recruiter, but when they drown in dirty data, ineffective recruitment processes, and costly recruitment systems, recruitment becomes slow, risky and expensive.Continuous training and effective use of systems increases productivity by 30-40% and sales by 29%.Our high intensity interval training - Recruitment HIIT - helps recruiters source, convert quicker and develop healthy pipelines, and helps marketers generate more of the 3Cs. We aim to save every recruiter and marketer at least 1 hour per day - more billing time, more fees!TRY RECRUITMENT HIIT FOR FREEREAD ABOUT OUR RECRUITMENT TRAININGBOOK A CALL TO DISCUSS RECRUITMENT TRAINING
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