Recruiters! We know you often feel like you don’t have enough hours in the day to do all your admin AND really nail your sales targets. Bullhorn has some great features to make your life easier. But where do you start?
Do you ever log in to your Bullhorn CRM and think:
Am I using Bullhorn to its full potential?
How can I speed up my day?
A 9-Minute HIIT for Bullhorn Recruiters
Recruitment Leaders ask us to help their staff get more from Bullhorn. Often Recruiters have too much tech and not enough process, and it can feel like a bit of a mess.
You need to focus in on specific muscle groups (tasks) to speed up your day and HIIT (high intensity interval training) is key! Here are 9 simple, one-minute hacks to complete at the start of your day to get you off on the right foot. Grab some quick wins before your first cup of coffee has even started to cool down – go for that afterburn!
We have been talking about HIIT for a while now, and the benefits of short, sharp bursts of training that really sticks are far more impactful than long-winded full day recruitment training sessions.
94% of Recruiters
Did you know that 94% of recruiters prefer micro-learning (essentially HIIT), because they can juggle the demands of their jobs better? Recruiters need more time to bill, so ensuring that training is both time effective and really sticks is crucial to recruiter success.
These 9 one-minute Bullhorn hacks will help you to get yourself ship shape before your day has even properly begun:
boost your productivity
organise your day
improve the quality of your Bullhorn data for impressive sourcing results
generate key leads and job opportunities to convert
nurture and convert your existing candidate base
This Simple Bullhorn Hack only needs to be done once, so straight away we have saved you a minute each day! You can automatically launch various entities or menu options when you first log into Bullhorn by updating your user preferences within your Tools menu. Perhaps you check your tasks list first thing every morning? Well, you can launch the tasks list automatically. This saves you a few clicks every day… but more importantly sets up the remaining 8 hacks by creating your morning task list.
Review Your Open Vacancies - Run your 'favourite' search in your Bullhorn jobs list to review your list of open jobs. Assess, without leaving the list, which jobs need more focus today by adding the ‘shortlist’, ‘CV sent’ and ‘interview’ columns to your list. You can also use this time to close down any lost jobs and add in any new vacancies.
Complete a Task – Open your Bullhorn task list, filter by your incomplete tasks for today and quickly complete one of your due tasks. It will feel great to have one important task ticked off immediately. Perhaps, you need to email a candidate to set up a call, chase an up to date CV, confirm terms with a client or even nudge a hiring manager to confirm an interview time?
Plan Your Day – Or rather take a peek at the plan that has already been made for you by Bullhorn in the planner. Check you are prepared for today's upcoming pre-screens, client visits and interviews. Once you have logged these activities in Bullhorn they are automatically created in the planner. This would be a great time to send that good luck text or email to the candidate who has that 10am interview today?
Blitz Your Candidate Data Quality - Run your 'favourite' search in the Bullhorn candidate list that shows you the added candidate from yesterday. Using the pre-saved columns you set up - you can review all important fields in one page and the in-line editing feature allows you to update any missing data without leaving the list. This will ensure that the Bullhorn searches you run tomorrow and in the future are worth their weight in gold.
Set Your Goals - Review your activity from yesterday. Whether you are using Goals & Quotas, Reports or an integrated reporting solution you need to look at your core activity over the recent days / weeks and plan your goals for today. How many CV sends, Interviews, new jobs onboarded, or calls do you need to stay on target?
Add a Lead - open your leads or opportunities list to review your sales activity. Add one more lead or opportunity to the list you are working on today. Think of all the conversations you had yesterday and add that lead you picked up that you didn't have time to add yesterday, add that lead you just picked up on your morning LinkedIn scroll, or pick a target client and add that new contact or job you just saw on their website.
Get a Quick Send Out - Look at your open jobs and pick one that is similar to jobs you have worked in the past (think of a time when you have sent similar candidates through Bullhorn). Open your shortlist and filter on similar job titles to bring up a list of candidates that progressed to CV send or interview in previous months. These candidates are hot, relevant and will take your call. Get a quick win by recycling your previous pipeline.
Build Your Contact Spec List - which hot new candidate will you eshot out today? Run a contact search for relevant hiring managers based on their desired skills, categories and industries as well as postcode radius, and quickly check they are still relevant and have a valid email address. Do a quick tidy and the list is ready for your eshot later today...
HIIT Us, Recruiters!
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 leads, and colleagues (3Cs).
Need More Recruitment Sales? Watch This Recruiters!
Recruitment Leaders are focused on stronger BD and Account Management. If you have Bullhorn Automation, or are considering it, there's plenty it can do to help you drive this crucial task. Automated BD and Account Management Recruitment automation isn't just about data hygiene and email marketing.It can also be focused on driving business revenue.It should be focused on optimising (and monetising) relationships.During our speedy 30minute recruitment automation webinar, we talked about:Focusing on what recruitment automation can and should do.How automation can help you train your recruiters, including the ones hired since 2020 who may not have had the best start and may be struggling now.How to improve productivity. How automation can help you turn up and down the volume depending on whether you need to be client or candidate-driven, or both.How automation can help you combat AI - yes it can!How automation can free up recruiters to consult.Plus, Wayne covered 5 key sales-driven automations to help you focus your attention on generating real sales opportunities for your recruiters and your recruitment business.Watch Our Sales Automation WebinarWe have plenty of Automation blogs, and Automation Training on our recruitment training platform, Recruitment HIIT. CLICK TO TRIAL HIITAutomation, Training, Bullhorn1st We're a passionate team of recruitment, tech, training professionals set on helping ambitious recruitment businesses, big and small, improve speed and pipeline.For help with Automation, creating a Bullhorn1st culture, and Recruitment Training...CONTACT US
Sales Tips for Recruiters - Intentional Attraction
Being a recruiter involves being able to attract, engage, source, sell, retain, market, and effectively use tech. Hence the skillset of a modern recruiter is pretty vast. But what runs through the heart of a great recruiter is the ability to sell.But "sales" is often seen as either a dirty word, or a skill reserved for purely business developers. Whereas every recruitment leader knows that sales is what drives recruitment. Whether you need to sell a candidate to a client, a job to a candidate, a process to a colleague, or get buy-in from stakeholders, everyone in recruitment needs to be good at "selling". Sales Tips from An Award-Wining RecruiterI spoke with Rossa Mullally, Associate Director and shareholder in Sigmar Recruitment. He manages the award-winning Sales and Multilingual Division. This vodcast equips recruiters with the strategies and insights they need to win over both candidates and clients. In today's competitive job market, recruiting top talent and maintaining strong client relationships have become essential skills for any successful recruiter.Rossa Mullally and I spoke about: How can recruiters use social engineering in recruitment and sales? How can they avoid "unintentional repulsion"?What's a great message which drives a great sale?Where does tech "fit" in the sales process?Watch the Trailer of my vodcast with Rossa...The full vodcast, along with other great sales and recruitment training, can be found on our training platform Recruitment HIIT.SIGN UP FOR YOUR FREE HIIT TRIALAutomation and Recruitment TrainingWe're a passionate team of recruitment, tech, training professionals set on helping ambitious recruitment businesses, big and small, improve speed and pipeline.Contact us for help with Automation, creating a Bullhorn1st culture, and Recruitment Training. We'd love to help.You can even try our recruitment training platform, Recruitment HIIT for free.
Your Recruitment Training Playbook