Recruitment automation is the new black - it's become a deal maker for many recruitment businesses especially during this time of need for more effective sourcing and sales.
I'm delighted that Barclay Jones is now working with recruitment companies to not simply implement Bullhorn Automation (AKA Herefish), but help our clients effectively integrate it into their workflows to improve speed and pipeline.
Recruitment Automation - The Ultimate ROI?
Recruitment leaders, and their marketers and recruiters, who want to work more smart with the data and systems they have will see automation as a life saver. In fact, Bullhorn Automation's ROI calculator gives you an idea of how many Tesla you could buy with it's ROI!
It's never been more important to work with what you have, and simply "monetise" it.
You're likely to have all of the data you need, in fact 72% of candidates placed last year, you already had, but spent time and money sourcing them elsewhere (facepalm!)
And you're 60-70% more likely to reconvert an existing client, than make money from new clients.
But still, the chase is what's comfy; sourcing for 13 hours a week and not following up 80% of leads is the norm. Effective recruitment process is in the eye of the beholder. A lot is being left to chance.
Recruitment Automation = No Need for More Recruiters?
The recruitment sales model has always been to hire more people. When automation is mentioned as an enabler, recruiters frown at the thought of being replaced by robots. But automation isn't about replacing recruiters - it's about doing the recruitment jobs you don't have time (or people) to do. Best practice can be achieved!
Being part of a team who has worked in recruitment tech, training and marketing for 20 years, I'm often frustrated with how recruitment tech can unwittingly turn sales people into admin. Surely tech is supposed to do the heavy lifting?
Recruitment Automation = A Time Saver
What do you want to do, but don't have time?
What should your recruiters be doing but don't do?
What can you automate that makes time for you to place more, bill more, sleep more?
We'd all love to go back to pre-Covid and gear up for the lockdowns, but without time-machine tech, all we can do is be more effective with the future. I'm on a mission to save every recruiter 1 hour a day (30 days a year) so that they have more time to bill. Herefish sits well within my team's arsenal.
Recruitment Automation Case Study
I have a client who uses Bullhorn and Bullhorn Automation (AKA Herefish) and we deliver all of his Bullhorn and Induction training. He had his best ever month this April (yes, this April... ) and is hiring his 3rd 2020 cohort.
Bullhorn Automation (AKA Herefish) is embedded into his recruitment workflow. Recruiters simply select who they want to have calls with and Bullhorn Automation does the heavy lifting. Glorious!
How to Get Your Recruitment Automated?
PS: Listen to my podcast with Jason from Bullhorn Automation (AKA Herefish) - we talked about recruitment automation, and look at our latest Bullhorn Automation tips.
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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