Recruitment leaders are pretty frustrated…
For themselves (UK average of 43% attrition)
For their managers (poor-performing staff)
For their recruiters (dirty data, lack of training and process, systems coming out of every orifice)
Recruitment Agencies are in Pain
They’re distracted by:
Checking their emails 36 x an hour and mobiles 47 x a day
Managers spending 26% of their day managing data
Working new leads as they have no process for keeping existing clients (even though the probability of selling to existing clients is 60-70% as opposed to 5-20% new business!)
In fact – they are so distracted they can’t make the right calls or be tenacious enough to tackle pain point 2 and 4.
Recruitment Leaders are Blowing Profit
Spending on average £10k per new starter, as the previous cohort didn’t cut it
Recruitment CRM that their staff insist doesn’t drive the process
“Compensatory” tech and 3rd party systems which forgives point 2 and creates more distractions
Delivering the wrong training - recruiters are screaming for "consumable" training, ideally OnDemand HIIT-style training (hence why my team and I have created recruitment HIIT)
Running a recruitment business is painful!
And then you hear about technology which will make the pain go away! Another distraction?
Kevin Green Said: 85% of the Value of Your Business is in Your People
Why are 2/3 of your leavers quitting either directly or indirectly through a lack of training? And why are you buying more recruitment tools, when they can't use what they already have? Why is the most important recruitment tool being under invested in...
(What would Kevin say?)
fixate on recruitment tech that takes the pain away
...that takes away the distractions and the attrition! Focus on your CRM - CRMFirst is my mantra!
Using your Recruitment CRM correctly can:
Boost Sales by 29%
Reduce your attrition by 2/3
Prevent the crazy distractions above – no-one is ever trained to check their emails 36 x an hour!
Training your staff is an important strategy for this year. Training them the right way is critical.
Would 50% More Productivity Suit You?
Blended learningis the route to success. OnDemand high intensity interval training, blended with practices, quizzes, webinars, and face to face - recruiters are likely to be 50% more productive with continuous and speedy training! Hence recruitment HIIT.
Not training your staff, then blowing £10k replacing each individual… distracting and expensive!
If the average recruiter takes 6-12 months to be effective, and then quits, no wonder being a recruitment leader is a tough gig!
If experienced recruiters drown under the weight of too much data and systems, please grab the chance to "reboot" them.
Just as it's cheaper to sell to existing clients, it's MUCH cheaper to keep your staff then re-recruit!
Make the Pain Go Away
I spoke at the Recruitment Agency Expo in February about how recruitment technology should boost process and sales, not simply replace recruiters and increase your expenses.
See my slides below – and please arrange a call with me if you want 2020 to be about less distraction, less leavers, and more sustainability and profit. I’m on a mission to work with you to take the pain away.
Continuous Blended learningis the route to success, not just recruitment training. OnDemand high intensity interval training, blended with practices, quizzes, webinars, and face to face - recruiters are likely to be 50% more productive with continuous and speedy training! Hence recruitment HIIT.
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.
Kevin Green: Recruitment Leaders Against Recession and Coronavirus Podcast
As a recruitment leader you're likely having to make some drastic decisions for drastic times. For those of us who have been through a recession, we know that this is different. There's more to think about, more government help, more variables, more questions than answers - and there is no rule book for this. This is why I'm delighted that this Recruitment Leaders' Podcast has a guy called Kevin!Kevin Green ran the REC for 10 years, and has perspective on recession, how to run a profitable recruitment agency, and how to be a sane recruitment leader.He has evolved as HR Director at Royal Mail – to the Chief Exec of the REC – to now a Non-Executive / Strategy Director / Public Speaker for recruitment firms and “mere mortal” non-recruitment businesses with his What's Next Consultancy. He has also written a book called Competitive People Strategy.Coronavirus and Recruitment Leaders Staying SaneAs part of my Recruitment Leaders’ podcast, I grabbed some airtime with Kevin and discussed 4 things about the recession, how the Coronavirus is affecting recruitment, and recruitment leaders staying sane.I asked him:What are the differences for recruitment leaders, in the 2008 recession and this 2020 recession? And how will this affect us in 2021 and beyond?How will the agency recruitment market change as a result of this recession and the Coronavirus?Are there ANY positives about what is happening right now?What specifically do you need to do to manage your business through this time? And what should you do for yourself?This is indeed a massively painful time for recruiters and their leaders. Listen you this 30- minute recruitment leaders podcast – give yourself that time to think about where you are, what you want, and how you’ll get it. It's a fascinating listen, with some very useful takeaways and a pep talk for recruitment leaders who need an ear.Listen to Kevin Green on our Recruitment Leaders' PodcastListen and subscribe to the rest of Barclay Jones’ Recruitment Leader Podcast Series 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 HIITREAD ABOUT OUR RECRUITMENT TRAININGBOOK A CALL TO DISCUSS RECRUITMENT TRAINING
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
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