Recruiters! 80% of your time is spent focusing of the wrong tasks, and 72% of the candidates you place already being on your system before you source them elsewhere. How can you stop procrastinating, and start using your data to manage your clients and candidates to generate more ROI?
My Interview with Adam at SourceBreaker
I spoke with Adam Dale at SourceBreaker - who is committed to changing the way recruiters source through AI. SourceBreaker is cool automation tool to help recruiters improve speed, pipeline, and work-life balance - so cool that we've added SourceBreaker to our recruiter training platform, Recruitment HIIT. I asked Adam 3 questions on how recruiters can use data to drive sales.
1. Adam, give me your thoughts on how recruiters need to adapt to using data to drive their sales process?
The very best recruiters offer the candidate or client a service that sets them apart from the competition, having the knowledge to provide added value, and SourceBreaker offers a one-stop-shop for recruiters to do just that.
Market Intelligence builds credibility - The data you share with your candidates and clients can separate you from competitors by demonstrating you are the market leader and source of knowledge and increasing your credibility to become a trusted partner of your client.
Trigger events, be in the know - Trigger events are a reason to pick up the phone at that time. Creating data that highlights flux within an organisation, such as funding rounds news or the hiring of a new senior exec and makes sure you are selling to the right company at the right time.
How do you find and make the most of this data with SourceBreaker?
SourceBreaker offers recruiters a one stop shop for that data and market intelligence and automates the process of finding it. Whether that be the latest news about a particular market or company, salary trends, candidate and job flow, and funding data.
An example of this could be a startup has just received a round of Series B funding, which would infer they are going to be growing the team and scaling their operations to reach a growth goal set out in their investment plan. Our intel center will inform you the day this business closes the funding allowing you to engage straight away and have candidates ready to spec in.
2. Adam, talk to me about new business development, versus account management in recruitment.
We’ve created a toolkit which helps Recruiters reconvert existing clients. This can be used with or without SourceBreaker, but of course SB helps rapidly increase the return on your efforts, presenting market intelligence quickly for you in one place powered by automation for speed and efficiency to give you more time to build deeper relationships with clients.
Plus, Recruiters need automation to notify them of jobs, and also to help them map out their clients, so that they can see all of their clients’ jobs. This is a much easier and rewarding way of managing an account!
3. Adam, Recruiters need more time to be effective, but procrastination is a time killer – how can your product help recruiters focus on what they need to do to attract, engage, convert and retain – rather than procrastinate?
Recruiters have one of the most complex and varied roles out there, and are often asked to do lots of tasks that spread across different skill sets, from selling and negotiating, to research and data entry.
SourceBreaker is designed to automate candidate searching and BD , so that the recruiter can do what they do best and get on the phone and speak with candidates and clients. This enables them to build deeper relationships, and make more placements.
We save recruiters over 10 hours a week that they can reinvest in revenue generating activities, and get away from the tedious, but necessary, stuff like building searches, trawling client websites for jobs and manually adding candidates to the CRM.
Talking of Recruiters Having More Time and Making More Sales...
Could you save your recruiters an hour a day, which is 6 weeks a year? Plus hire less staff than you think you need?
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). Be sure to try our SourceBreaker HIIT!
Recruitment Automation: The Re-Humanisation of Recruitment
Bullhorn Engage has come and gone and there was a very strong theme. Recruiter Productivity.Sustainability.Profitability. For this to happen Bullhorn1st needs to be a goal – aka using Bullhornfirst in your recruitment workflow. Reducing reliance on data and external systems will decrease costs, speed up placements, and create a more robust recruitment business.And the way to Bullhorn1st? Recruitment Automation and Recruitment Training, of course!Recruitment Automation is So Yesterday!I started using the phrase CRM1st back in the early 2000s. It was borne out of working with 150 busy recruiters who were rapidly being exposed to huge data sets - LinkedIn, job boards, candidates who wielded the Apply button like a Scud missile. But they didn't have the discipline or process to strategically manage the massive increase in data volume or change in candidate behaviour.I used CRM1st (it was Adapt then) to help recruiters new to the recruitment sector to battle their FOMO (fear of missing out). I used CRM1st with experienced recruiters and resourcers to help them not get dragged under by rapidly increasing candidate pools.Have things changed in recent years?Have recruiters gotten better at managing their data, recruitment technology, candidate and client experience? Has the colleague experience improved now we have so much data and rec tech that should theoretically make recruitment easier....? Unfortunately, I'm not sure things have changed (enough).Recruiters have been running to catch up. But the faster they run, the bigger the data set becomes, the more competition they have (even from their own clients), and the more tech they feel they need just to stand still.Recruiter Frustration – Ready, Fire, AimI'm frustrated with the sector that can't seem to grasp what it's good at... Niche specialisms +Nurtured communities of candidates and clients reliant on great recruiters +Colleagues delivering best practice and making a difference, changing lives.But that "goodness" can't happen without focus.And how can a recruiter focus with huge data sets, too much tech and not enough process?Whether you have Bullhorn or another recruitment CRM, it needs to be first on your list to source, engage, nurture, and place from - if it’s not 1st, everyone loses. (Apart from the software company you buy comfort from!)Automation – The Re-Humanisation of Recruitment! Automation for my clients has become the missing link. It’s been around for years, but now automation is really being used to take away the pain, and the admin. Recruitment Automation is being used to drive the best of behaviours. It's enabling CRM1st (aka Bullhorn1st). It’s creating time for training – for all, not just new recruiters! And it’s creating time for trained recruiters empowered to get on the phone and do some good. Once you automate what you can, you can train what’s left – and what should be left is the gold in the recruitment process – humans! More effective sourcingSpeedier screening designed to prevent counter offers Interviews with clients who move to placement uninterrupted Placements and onboarding designed to generate referrals Recruiters need training on their systems and process so that can totally nail what their clients pay for. Automation creates space and time for this training to happen. Automation for my clients has become the missing link. It’s been around for years, but now automation is really being used to take away the pain, and the admin. Automate What You Can - Train What's Left If you can automate what you can, and train what's left, then your data, your database, and your 3Cs (candidates, clients, colleagues) will be in a really good place, perhaps even 1st place, for the rest of this year and beyond. What are you going to automate? What training is needed to deliver sustainable recruitment business? My team can help with both of these key goals.Talking of Recruiters Getting More Automated!...Using recruitment automation to improve data, process, candidates and client experience - that's a great goal! But you also need to free up your recruiters to be exceptional And they need training for this.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).TRY RECRUITMENT HIIT 7 DAYS FOR FREEREAD ABOUT OUR BULLHORN AND BULLHORN AUTOMATION TRAININGBOOK A CALL TO DISCUSS RECRUITMENT TRAINING
Recruiter Training - The Secret to Growing Your Recruitment Business
Recruitment leaders! I hear you when you ask... How can I help my recruiters be more productive? Why do they need so much tech and data? Why can't they just get on the phone?I have lots of conversations with recruitment leaders and their training teams – they want more productive recruiters, and less need to hire new staff – finding new recruiters is hard... But, 2/3 of recruiters who quit in the last 5 years said "you didn't train me to succeed", and meanwhile it costs on average £$€14k to replace just one recruiter! There’s no sense to these stats...So, we need to come up with a plan to get more out of your existing staff AND reduce the need to hire. 5 Stats to Prove Why You Need to Rethink Recruitment Training Your recruiters are likely time starved, drowning in dirty data and expensive systems they don't use. 72% of the candidates you placed last year were already on your system before you sourced them elsewhere. More shocking stats!In this current economic climate and competitive recruitment market you can't afford to suffer these stats - it's too risky. Here’s why you need recruitment training:94% of your team will stay longer if you train them.Continuous training can increase sales by 50%.A frequently trained recruiter contributes to 21% more profit.Continuous training boosts productivity by 30-40%.Effective use of recruitment systems can improve sales by 29%.Help Your Recruiters to Bill MoreTake a look at our infographic below. What do you need to improve to ensure your team achieves best practice, driving sales and ROI?How to Make Your Recruiter Your Coolest ToolOur 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!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
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