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.
Improving the Value of Your Recruitment Business with Greg Savage Podcast
Recruitment leaders who want to get ROI from their recruitment tech, have marketing deliver viable candidates and leads, and make sure that their recruiters are super-productive, need to listen to this recruitment podcast…Oh! And if as a recruitment leader you are looking to hire more recruiters, this podcast has a couple of great ideas to help you with your own recruitment strategy. Straight Talking - No Messing - Advice for Recruitment LeadersDo you know the value of your business?A buyer will typically be looking at 60-70% of profits coming from temporary or contract recruiting. Do you know how many of your recruiters quit last year simply because they did not have the training to do their job?Do you know what your marketing function should be doing to generate the 4Cs? (Candidates, clients, colleagues, and cash?)In this episode of the Recruitment Leaders’ Podcast, I'm delighted (understatement!) to be talking to Greg Savage. He offers some "straight talking - no messing - advice for recruitment leaders who want to be more successful".I talked to Greg about:What are the main changes he feels have happened in the recruitment industry?What are most recruitment leaders doing differently at the moment?Where is the “danger”?What are investors who are looking to buy your business looking for?What does he think of permanent dominant-recruitment businesses?What could add the most value to your recruitment business? And devalue it?How can we attract the best recruiters?What 3 things are crucial for recruiters to be trained in?What are the three skills every recruitment leader is going to need in the next 3-5 years?This is seriously one of my favourite recruitment leader interviews and I think every recruitment leader (current or budding) will benefit from spending 30 minutes listening to this and planning their strategy.We talked about how there isn’t enough process around recruitment CRM systems. Listen to this episode of the Recruitment Leaders' podcast to hear more.And for recruitment marketers who want to demonstrate and deliver ROI from their marketing efforts, check out our blog post on connecting recruitment sales and marketing.Listen to this Recruitment Leaders' Podcast!Thanks, Greg, for being such great guest on my Recruitment Leaders’ Podcast.Listen and subscribe to the rest of Barclay Jones’ Recruitment Leader Podcast Series on SoundCloud or find us on iTunes!HIIT Us, Recruiters!Our high intensity interval training (Recruitment HIIT) helps recruiters source, convert quicker and develop healthy pipelines. Recruitment HIIT is an exciting recruitment training platform for recruiters to speedily learn skills to be more successful with Adapt, Bullhorn, LinkedIn, Job Adverts, Inbound Sales, Digital and Email Marketing. Try Recruitment HIIT for free, or arrange a call with me - press one of the magic buttons below.TRY RECRUITMENT HIITBOOK A CALL TO DISCUSS MARKETING TRAININGREAD ABOUT OUR MARKETING TRAINING
F**k Corona! Time to Get Fit, Recruiters!
Prior to today, 60% of recruiters found it hard to deliver results day in and day out. Who knows what the figure is now? We are all on one almighty pit stop! BUT the race is still on - you've not been retired!The recruiters that we work are shell shocked - there is no book on the current situation. Every day is a new day, with data and news to either make you smile or frown. For those of us who have been through a recession, it's flipping tough - BUT there will be an end to it, and you will be defined by how quick you get out of your pit stop, and get back on the track! This blog is perfect for recruiters who need to focus during this distracting time, and to up the ante and get back in gear!Corona will be smashed! Where will you be when it is?Five Ways to Be Your Best Recruiter Self! I’ll give you 5 tips that will boost your mood, your results, and (ideally) your pay packet! Be Recruitment Fit - A survey of 2,500 companies found that those with “comprehensive training programs” have 218% higher revenue per employee and 24% higher profit margins. So, set dedicated time aside every week to improve your skill, whether you’re new to recruitment, or been in the game a little longer. Ongoing learning will really set you apart from your competitors. This is the time to really “gen up”! Don’t waste it. And don’t wait for your manager to tell you to train yourself. Take control! Know Your Market: 61% of sales prospects said they would be more responsive if they were provided with relevant information. So, you need to know what’s going on in the market. What are you doing to keep abreast of current affairs in your clients market? Do you know what’s happening globally, nationally, or even in their local town that may be effecting their ability to grow business? Yes, the obvious news is the big C word, but there is more than this going on – aim for What’s Your Plan? As the old adage goes, failing to plan equates to planning to fail! This is where too many recruiters go wrong. They land a great job to fill and hit the phones straight away, with very little direction. allocate time to think about options - where might your candidate be now? where might this go wrong - what might I struggle to find - plan for this! Be Consultative Not Sales Driven: 51% of sales leaders focus on increasing customer retention through deeper relationships. Sales are important, but your clients and candidates want to know that you understand their needs. This is SO important right now. Learn what they need. What are their current pain points? What are the key skills that they are struggling to recruit for? Now that recruitment may be on hold (or the total opposite) what can you offer in terms of advice. What are your candidates' motivations? What ignites a fire in their belly about their current role? Find out what their plans are beyond Corona! Actively Recruit At All Times. Just because you don’t have a role to fill right now or you’ve already got your short list together, it doesn’t mean you can sit back and relax! Absolutely not! Recruiters spend, on average, nearly 1/3 of their work week (about 13 hours) sourcing candidates for a single role. Great Recruiters are always recruiting. Make sure you regularly use your CRM to source great candidates which can be built into a search / shortlist ready to go when you win new business. Again, Corona has created a pit stop - use this time to train and network like you mean it! Get cracking with your best practice. Be the recruiter you've likely always wanted to be, but ironically candidates and clients have got in the way! :-)HIIT Us, Recruiters!Our high intensity interval training (Recruitment HIIT) helps recruiters source, convert quicker and develop healthy pipelines. Recruitment HIIT is an exciting recruitment training platform for recruiters to speedily learn skills to be more successful with Adapt, Bullhorn, LinkedIn, Job Adverts, Inbound Sales, Digital and Email Marketing. Try Recruitment HIIT for free, or arrange a call with me - press one of the magic buttons below.TRY RECRUITMENT HIITREAD ABOUT OUR RECRUITMENT TRAININGBOOK A CALL TO DISCUSS RECRUITMENT TRAININGPS. F**k stands for funk ;-)PPS: Lisa is running a webinar for recruiters and recruitment marketers who need to stay focused on - click here for more info about how sales and marketing can work together and be smart in this turbulent time.
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