Covid19 has created one hell of a distraction in the recruitment industry (if ever that was an understatement!) Marketing, now more than ever, needs to deliver REAL ROI into recruitment businesses, but what exactly needs to be done?
I've been talking about the colouring-on department (aka Marketing) for some years now, and was delighted when Simon from Members Only invited me to speak to his community of recruitment leaders and marketers.
Green shoots are starting to show, though it remains a challenging time.
Recruitment Leaders: You need to make marketing drive your sales pipelines, but either have no marketer, have a furloughed marketer or perhaps a marketer working from home.
Marketers: Whether you have been furloughed, or are working from home, you’ll need to stay skilled and add value to a distracted sales team in your recruitment business. Perhaps you've been made redundant - now more than ever, your skills need to be your focus.
I talked about my ideas to help you focus on the immediate future of your recruitment business, and recruitment marketing job – and how marketing can add genuine value to sales pipelines. These come from my Recruitment Marketing Training and the data, sales, and marketing projects I have worked on with recruiters who use a CRM like Bullhorn and Adapt.
Are you a:
Recruitment Leader who needs marketing tactics to help boost your pipelines as the economy begins to restart?
Recruitment Marketer who has either been furloughed or is working from home and needs tactics to turbo boost sales pipelines either now, or when you get back to work?
Recruitment Marketer who has been made redundant and needs to up-skill and improve your value to new employers?
It’s time to focus on positive and effective methods to help you make a difference to your '3Cs': Candidates, Clients, and Colleagues.
Oh, and you need to remain focused on what marketing can and should achieve – the 4th 'C' - CASH!
How can sales and marketing work together and be smart in this turbulent time – especially when you are all geographically disconnected and working from home?
How, as a furloughed (or even “redundant” marketer) can you stay focused on your profession and how it can genuinely add value to a distracted / stressed recruitment sector?
PS. in the webinar I mentioned some resources that you can have to improve your sales and marketing processes.
Loom (video) for sales and marketing
Recruitment HIIT - my online Recruitment Marketing Training Platform - give it a free go!
And if you want the persona template I mention in the webinar, contact me here
And here are the slides if you need them.
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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