Recruitment Leaders! You need a time machine - a machine which goes back way before Covid and creates a fitter, more robust team of recruiters and marketers! More leads are needed, more of the right candidates, more effective recruiters - more time!
Oh, for the opportunity to go back to Sept 2019 and know what was coming, have a plan, and say:
This is what I need to do to get through the next year!
Recruiters: Working, Furlough, Redundant
Your staff have either been:
Working as smart as they can throughout the pandemic
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. You need more of it! What do you need to do in the next 3 months to generate more business? How do you get your team and business “fit”?
Your sales, recruiting, and marketing teams need to get fit, and be desk and time effective – but perhaps they have dirty data, numerous systems, and not the right content and process to generate warm calls?
Whatever they have, and whatever you think they need, the one constant is TIME. More time means more sales... Where do you and your team sit in this recruitment sales target grid? And if you save time every day, what potential target does that give you?
Recruiters Need More Time
We can't turn back the clock, we can only look forward. Looking forward means being aware of what we have, and what we need, and having a plan.
Our goals are clearly to rebuild / strengthen / grow our recruitment business, through people, data, process and recruitment systems. We've never had more data or systems, but our people can prevent all of this being connected through smart processes.
But too often I come across recruitment businesses who have no budget for training - it has been spent on tech and there's an assumption that tech is intuitive and automation will fix your problems! But technology is run by humans and automation is programmed by humans. And recruiters are only human:
We have an attention span of 20 minutes. (Decreased by about 12 minutes in the past decade).
Our short-term memory can hold up to 7 pieces of information at the same time... But only for around 20 seconds!
According to a study conducted in 2001, left-handed people have better memories.
You have an average of 70,000 thoughts in a day.
And in the middle of this, 90% of what you learn is forgotten within a week. Not great when you need to strengthen your pipeline, and your staff are not as effective as you need them to be, before Covid, let alone now!
There's a fix for the problem between the chair and the keyboard - training - whether it be Bullhorn, Herefish, Adapt, or other recruitment training. But it needs to be continuous. Forgetting 90% of what you've learned only generates income for the trainer, not the trainee.
Continuous training improves sales by 50%
94% of people prefer micro learning (HIIT!)
And with the working from home model we need to adapt to, we need training to be online on demand, and speedy.
My Mission this year is to save every recruiter I work with an hour a day so that they can bill more (or sleep more!) That's 30 working days a year! And a £200k recruiter will have the potential to bill a further £25,000! (10 recruiters? That's £250,000!)
What are your recruiters capable of billing?
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!
How to Get Your Recruitment Data Clean and Automated
Our next Bullhorn Automation webinar is Friday 26 Jan 12:00-12:30 GMT, and"data health" is the theme.Automation is helping recruiters improve productivity, sales, and sourcing, whilst reducing reliance and cost of 3rd party systems like LinkedIn and Job boards. Yippee! But often, the health of your data can seem like a big hill to climb before you can begin benefitting from automation… You bet we have some ideas to help you clean up your recruitment data so that you can increase speed and pipeline with automation.How to Cleanse Your Data so You Can Automate In our next automation webinar we’ll talk about tools and techniques you can use to get your data ship-shape, clean, and healthy, so that automation can do some serious heavy lifting for you. This is a great webinar whether you are curious about automation, are just starting out with automation, or have automation already but want 2024 to be a success!We don't want any of you lovely recruiters not automating as you feel your data is the barrier. Data is your gold, your oil - it's a precious resource. It lasts longer than your employees (sorry) but it also gets in the way of a sustainable recruitment business. Stats to Focus You on Cleaning Your Recruitment DataManage your candidate and client data well and you make money from it. Manage your recruitment data poorly and the tech giants make money from you! (Linkedin / Job Boards.) Data degrades at 2% / month (a huge 25% a year). Dirty data can reduce revenue by 12%. Effective use of CRM can boost sales by 29% and productivity 34%. Let's get your data clean, and automated!Can't make the date? Register anyway and we'll send you the recording.REGISTER HEREAutomation, Training, Bullhorn1stWe'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
How Can You Improve Recruiter Productivity with Automation?
We recently ran a Bullhorn Automation webinar and "automating productivity" was the topic.There's always room for improvement in recruitment, whether it be speedier sourcing, stronger BD, quicker time to hire, or stronger relationships driving stronger accounts.However, with too much tech and data, and not enough automation, recruitment is often an "everything, everywhere, all at once" sector. And being more productive just means working longer hours, or buying more tech that you haven't got the time to get ROI from.Automation Is a Time MachineAutomation isn't new - we've had it since the dawn of time. But in recruitment, it's a recent game-changer!Smart! Automation can create a super-smart recruitment process. Warm! Automation can keep your candidates and clients happy (and warm).Sustainable! Automation can make you and your team and time more sustainable.Along with our Bullhorn Productivity Tips for Recruiters webinar, we ran this webinar which was devoted to automation and how it can be used to help recruiters and their leaders improve productivity. I chatted about at least 5 automations you can build straight away which will drive speed, pipeline, and happiness.Watch my latest Bullhorn Automation webinar where I explored how to use Bullhorn Automation to:Treat your Bullhorn database like a community (not a data dump).Reduce reliance on expensive 3rd party systems like LinkedIn Recruiter and Job Boards.Help your recruiters become more organised and effective.Shortlist candidates at speed - nice!Watch Our Automated Productivity WebinarAutomation, Training, Bullhorn1stWe'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 Bullhorn1stculture, and Recruitment Training...CONTACT US
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