Recruiters, I assume you’re keen to be smarter and bill more this year. You could be 29% more profitable when you use a CRM. Plus 34% more productive!
But just as you’re focusing on Brexit getting “done”, and impeachments, 2 things happen to cause a major disruption in The Force!
Bullhorn Buys Adapt… What Happens Now?
Actually, not much changes – read Bullhorn’s FAQs on their website:
We are committed to supporting Bond customers and ensuring that they are successful moving forward. While we have no plans to accelerate development of new features as part of Bond, we will maintain support for the existing product for the indefinite future.
So, Adapt isn’t being “sunsetted” (retired), and Bullhorn will continue to have developers maintaining the product. But, really, what many of our Adapt clients tell me is what they have today works for them. The issue they have is their recruiters’ usage of Adapt, rather than the Adapt CRM itself – and that’s what needs fixing in 2020!
I’ve checked in with my team of Adapt trainers (the best Adapt trainers in the business!) and listed below are our 5 reasons to get your Recruiters trained to use Adapt better. Training your recruiters to use Adapt to source, attract, convert, and place candidates and clients is a key goal. You never know, this may also help you retain your recruiters too?
Note: if you’re migrating to Bullhorn, keep watching – the tips below are just as useful. We train recruiters to use Bullhorn too!
1. Are You Suffering from the 72% Placement Issue?
72% of the placements made last year were with candidates you already had (before you spent at least 13 hours sourcing them from LinkedIn and job boards.)
So – training your recruiters to clean up (some of their) data and working it is the crux of all of the things you need to do this year.
In fact, Bullhorn’s research on what you want to improve tells me that 55% of you see speedier sourcing as your key goal.
2. Recruiters are Distracted 36 x An Hour… No Time for Calls!
Recruiters are checking their emails 36 x an hour, and mobiles phone 45 x a day…
What a waste of time! Time is needed make calls and interview candidates / convert clients.
Again – how have your teams been trained to use Adapt to run their desk?
Every client we work with wants their recruiters to make more viable calls… How are you using Adapt to generate warm call lists and turn those candidates and clients into invoices?
80% of you want to be more organised, using technology! Adapt’s Planner is a fabulous tool to create order out of potential chaos.
3. Your Attrition Is Affected by Change
The recruitment industry suffers a whopping 43% attrition rate – and this is often down to a lack of training on core systems. For example, the CIPD note that 2/3 of leavers claim a lack of training is their main reason for quitting. Ask yourself:
What training are you delivering this year to KEEP your staff?
How are you planning on making them more productive and effective recruiters?
It is likely that you have the three things you need…
BUT the purpose and process are missing.
Did you know that continuous training can increase sales by 50%? More training = more sales!
4. How Much Money Are You Spending NOT Using Adapt? Perhaps £140,000?
We recently “traffic lighted” a client’s recruitment workflow.
What were they doing well (green)?
What needed a little retraining (amber)?
What parts of the recruitment workflow were they not delivering through Adapt, or not delivering at all (red)?
The outcome? We found that a team of 40 recruiters were “drowning” in data and systems and were spending in excess of £140,000 using systems other than Adapt.
Plus, dirty data, unhappy recruiters, useless MI, and no doubt lots of missed sales opportunities.
(Hence no budget for training!)
Processes and ROI skewed by “too many systems not enough process”. (It doesn’t cost £140k to train your teams to use Adapt!)
5. 60% of Candidates Have a Poor Experience… But What About Recruiters?
There is so much online about the poor candidate experience, and APSCo tells us that most of you want to fix this issue - but what about the recruiter experience? 2/3 of recruiters who quit last year stated "you didn't train me" - what a terrible waste of time and resource, when it takes approx 6-12 months to get a recruiter to decent billing levels. (It costs approx £10,000 to replace a recruiter!)
What’s your plan this year to improve your teams’ experience of recruitment and sales? Surely their happiness directly affects that of your candidates (and clients)? And you'll save £100,000s!
Adapt CRM: “It’s What You Do With It That Counts!”
We’ve spent the last 20 years working with Bond / Erecruit / Bullhorn – we’re pretty good at Adapt and Bullhorn adoption and recruitment training. In fact, we’re one of the few teams who know the difference between the two.
Recruitment is a tough market, made up of busy recruiters and sales people. If you’ve not got the time, mindset, or budget to move from Adapt this year think:
“It’s what you do with it that counts!”
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).
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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