Recruiters and recruitment marketers! This is a crucial read if you want to drive this year with a sales-led marketing strategy and “let’s make some money from our recruitment CRM and Recruitment data” plan.
Stats tell us that you can improve productivity by 29% if you use your CRM effectively.
How Can You Make Money from Your Recruitment CRM?
Do you want your marketers to generate leads, or just pretty pictures and mugs?
Do you want to ensure that your sales team are effective online, and not just on LinkedIn and job boards all day and still only place a small % of their jobs?
With the advent of Bullhorn buying Adapt, and Access Group buying Microdec and Volcanic recently, Brexit, and everything else in the recruitment tech and data space, you can be forgiven for wanting to scream…
can I just get on with flipping selling and recruiting?
These are all best in class recruitment systems, and when used well can really drive profit, if you have a strategy for that to happen!
Recruitment Tech – Data in, Invoices Out?
But irrespective of which system you have they all have one thing in common – what you put into them and what you get out of them. I’ve been talking to my clients about data, tech and marketing, with the sole aim of trying to help them make sense of something that has been evading them for some time – they have the same questions:
How do I get my recruiters to improve their placement rates?
How do I get my recruiters to make more phone calls?
How do I get my recruiters to source and place, without spending all day on LinkedIn?
How do I get my marketers and recruiters working more collaboratively? And get marketing to deliver leads?
How do I get candidates to actually come to my website? And how can I get my website to make me money?
How do I improve the value of my recruitment business?
For me, it’s simple. It’s about 3 things: Data, Systems, People
Are People Really Your Most Important Asset?
We are often told that our most important asset is our people… but I beg to differ…
These days, I’d suggest that data is critical, systems are crucial – and process is the glue that joins the three crucial assets together. People make the systems work, systems drive the process.
Hence, people, process AND data are your most important assets.
I realise that whilst recruiters and their leaders are great at rolling up their sleeves and mucking in to hit target, recruitment systems and data still appear to be failing to deliver profitable processes. But are systems and data really the issue? Or are the people to blame?
Are Your Recruiters the Problem Between the Keyboard and Chair (PIBKAC)?
With 2/3 of the UK leavers last year quitting their jobs due to a lack of training, does the recruitment industry suffer the same fate? Does it have a lack of trained recruiters? What is the impact of this? Lost fees, bad reputation, candidates and client-disloyalty? (Currently the average 10-person recruiter blows £10k when someone leaves (contact me to see why).
Or, is your recruitment data still holding you back, even though, with GDPR, you thought you’d shed some significant “weight”?
Is your recruitment software driving recruitment process, or just driving your recruiters insane and they yell “it’s admin”?
Recruitment Process is Key for this Year and Beyond
With the data you have, the systems you use, and the people you employ, you need something that binds them all together. PROCESS!
This is why I have come up with the model below. I call it my “dig up stupid” model. This came to me watching the Simpsons “Homer the Vigilante” episode.
Admit it – as a recruiter you have “enough” data?
But do you have a process for capitalising on it, or simply searching it? Have you divided into 2 of your most important segments (level 2 and 3)? These are the people you have sold to and placed, and those you have met / engaged with but did not convert. What training are you given for effectively using your data and Recruitment CRM?
What recruitment systems and processes do you have for your recruiters and marketers to actively convert / retain this data? Or are you fixated on finding new data, and / or getting distracted with data that you genuinely don’t need?
Recruitment Data + People + Process = Fees
Think about the cash you may be blowing by not training your recruiters to use your systems. And note, that 2/3 of job leavers last year quit through a lack of training.
Ask yourselves what you plan to do this year, with GDPR (and Brexit...) out of the way, how are you going to really monetise your recruitment technology?
Systems are one thing, getting your recruiters to use them… that’s the key. That's why my team and I have created recruitment HIIT - the only OnDemand Recruitment Training Platform to have both Adapt and Bullhorn (and soon other recruitment software, recruitment best practice, LinkedIn, Job Adverts, Inbound Sales, Recruitment Marketing, and so on...)
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4 Questions for Recruitment Leaders and Marketers Who Need to Generate More Sales
Recruitment Marketers, now more than ever, need to deliver real value. With Covid creating either distraction, furlough, or redundancy, recruitment agencies are focused on lead generation and conversion. But where does and should marketing fit in to this landscape? And how are they prepared for the new normal?The Sales-Led Marketing ChallengeAs chairs of the APSCo Marketing Forum, Niomi and I are keen to ensure that the regular meetups and webinars contain content which drives the members to deliver commercial and relevant outcomes. We surveyed APSCo marketing members to find out answers to the following questions:What were your plans to improve prior to Covid lockdown?What are your biggest challenges during lockdown?Where do you see the biggest wins for you in the next few months?Where do you feel you need additional training / knowledge?The answers were compelling, and a little worrying.1.What were your plans to improve prior to Covid lockdown?The majority said “Brand Improvement”. This is always a red flag for me and tweaks my “colouring-in department” nerve. What were the businesses these marketers worked for doing before Covid… was lead gen / sales already taken care of? I get how important brand is, but in a saturated market, where recruiters are often 360+ and have too much to do, (too much data, systems, and not enough process) I love hearing stories about marketers deliver MQLs (marketing qualified leads) or perfect candidates / colleagues into the sales teams.2.What are your biggest challenges during lockdown?The majority said “Lead Generation”. So, as soon as lockdown happens all eyes go to marketing to do something that may not have been their priority or skillset pre-lockdown. A reaction that we have all had, but one that may have fallen flat due to the lack of skill / expectation of marketing prior to Covid. Some of them don’t even have access to the database that their recruiters use… so how are they supposed to help with the conversion, or reconversion, process?3.Where do you see the biggest wins for you in the next few months?Worryingly, lead generation scored low, and brand and client experience scored high. Kids are back at school, local lockdowns, rules of 6, are the new normal, but to move so quickly away from lead gen feels too soon, or perhaps, inappropriate.4.Where do you feel you need additional training / knowledge?SEO and monetisation of the CRM and data scored high. This is interesting, and predictable, as these two areas drive leads. Does this answer tell us that marketers haven’t got the training (or perhaps confidence) to stick their hand up and say:“leave the leads to me” When I mentor marketers, I lift the lid on SEO and make it a simple task. It’s about:persona-led keyword decks,threaded into content,which is aimed at the data (you likely already have) and assertively used to convert or reconvert. Leads are generated and actively handed over to sales. Easy!So the marketers have spotted their weaknesses… but what next?What else scored low?Automation – this is needed to create space and time to attract and convertInternal comms – this is needed to keep the workforce engaged and motivatedInbound sales – this is just needed.Social media – use this to drive content ROICandidate attraction – I’m worried that recruiters are being bombarded by the wrong candidates and this is preventing best practice.Marketers Need to Generate LeadsGoing back to lead gen and sales-led marketing…Marketers, ask yourself:what are you doing to skill up in SEO and monetising your data and CRM? Recruitment Leaders, ask yourself:what access does your marketer have to your data, and your sales team? What needs to happen to turn your marketing into a sales-led, data-driven, lead generative function?Attend our webinar on 30/09/20 to find out what Niomi and I think you need to do.Book Your Marketing Webinar PlaceTalking of Marketers Generating Leads for Recruiters...Could marketing save your recruiters an hour a day, and make an extra £18,750 a year (or £187,500/month if there are 10 of you?)Our high intensity interval training - Recruitment HIIT- helps recruiters source, convert quicker and develop healthy pipelines with Adapt, Bullhorn, LinkedIn, Job Adverts, Inbound Sales, Digital and Email Marketing. We aim to save every recruiter at least 1 hour per day - more billing time, more fees!TRY RECRUITMENT HIIT 7 DAYS FOR FREEREAD ABOUT OUR MARKETING TRAININGBOOK A CALL TO DISCUSS MARKETING TRAINING
Yorkshire Recruitment! Back to Work, Back to Normal?
Recruitment Leaders. whatever stress you and your business have been under, now that the kids are back at school, and that we are all trying to get back to a new normal, time is more precious than ever. And having a sales-led strategy for the next 3 months is key.Jonathan Sanderson, Chair of the APSCo Yorkshire Business Forum, will be joined at the next meeting by my business partner Lisa Jones.On Monday 28 Sept, 14:00, Lisa will focus on...Yorkshire Recruiters! Back to Work, Back to Normal? Your staff have either been:working as smart as they can throughout the pandemicon furlough, ormade redundant.What do you need to do in the next 3 months to generate more business? Lisa says:Your sales, recruiting, and marketing teams need to get fit, and be desk and time effective – but perhaps they have dirty data, numerous systems that they decide when they engage with, and not the right content and process to generate warm calls?Lisa, with her knowledge of sales, systems, marketing, and recruitment, will talk about how you and your team and business back to “fitness”.Jonathan will then lead a discussion around issues currently affecting the recruitment sector in the region.Register Here It's genuinely the time to take a breath, get ready, and get going.Talking of Recruiters Getting Going...Could you save an hour a day, and make an extra £18,750 a year (or £187,500/month if there are 10 of you?)Our high intensity interval training - Recruitment HIIT - helps recruiters source, convert quicker and develop healthy pipelines with Adapt, Bullhorn, LinkedIn, Job Adverts, Inbound Sales, Digital and Email Marketing. We aim to save every recruiter at least 1 hour per day - more billing time, more fees!TRY RECRUITMENT HIIT 7 DAYS FREE READ ABOUT OUR RECRUITMENT TRAININGBOOK A CALL TO DISCUSS RECRUITMENT TRAINING
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