"New Year’s Resolutions for Recruiters 2013"
New Year’s Resolutions for Recruiters recruiterbox.com January 2013 Happy New Year • Welcome to 2013. We’ve made it—through a Mayan apocalypse and a job market still in recovery and all! • It’s a New Year and that means it’s the perfect time for your business to do a little spring cleaning and start revamping its recruitment strategies • RecruiterBox is here to help! That’s why we’ve created a 2013 Resolutions List full of resolutions and solutions for recruiters Make Technology Your Biggest Ally • Whether it’s the latest ATS or the contact list on your smart phone, take advantage of the software and technology you have • Don’t think of your software as a means for the higher-ups to keep tabs, treat it like the helpful database it is—and enter in as many useful details as you can • Recruiting systems will help you stay organized and ahead of the competition • The CRM can be your friend Optimize for Mobile • People use their smartphones for everything— including job searches • Optimize your application process for people using mobile devices • Think like you’re in 2013: try asking candidates if they want alerts or text updates about job postings and more sent to their phones Take Advantage of Social Job Search • Since it exploded in 2012, Social Job Search might not be new, but it’s definitely still newsworthy • Facebook and Twitter are great for getting your business seen and for sharing updates and postings • Linkedin is the most powerful social site for accessing professionals and is one of the most used profile and resume resources—take advantage of it • Stay visible and involved • Tap into the millions using social media Don’t Start from Scratch (when you don’t need to) • It may be a new year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use old contacts or proven methods • Tap into past referrals and resources from previous recruitment campaigns • Explore what’s already in your network and expand from there Always Respond • Good news or bad, it’s not a big deal, so don’t make it one—just shoot off a quick email • Don’t let potential candidates lose interest because you failed to respond in time • Don’t worry about being too terse—it’s better to get a short response than no response, even if the candidate didn’t get the job • Respect candidates by responding—it will give you more than good karma Invest in Recruitment Software • If you’re part of a big corporation, responding to every candidate might not be an option, since just keeping track of your candidates can be hard enough • The latest software from recruiterbox can help you manage your applicants, their applications, and more • Recruitment software is the key to improving your efficiency, especially if you’re a company that’s expanding quickly Don’t Deceive Candidates • Sparing a candidate’s feelings isn’t worth telling white lies, even little ones • You’re talking about life-altering events in peoples lives. Jobs are a big deal, so treat the conversation seriously • Even if you feel like you’re doing a candidate a favor, it’s never better to fib • Honesty is the best (business) policy—it’s simpler for you and better for them Get Inside Their Heads • Think the way your candidates would • Read trade journals and keep up with any trending news that relates to your industry • Any deeper understanding you can get is valuable • Become your potential hires, put on their shoes and get inside their heads to stay ahead of the game • Be compelling • Appeal to your audience Think Outside The Box • Knowledge is power. As a recruiter, don’t just strive to educate yourself, demonstrate what you can do • Don’t do it to show off, but to build a better understanding of what you do, feel more secure in your job, gain more confidence, and develop and heighten your skills o Write a blog o Host a webinar o Network outside of your traditional circles o Start a club o Speak at an event o Read books, or even write one o Working on yourself will help you in your work with others Contact Us RecruiterBox is the secret to successful recruiting. Receive and manage job applications effortlessly with their innovative tracking software that makes finding, and hiring, the perfect candidates easy! Visit us today at http://recruiterbox.com/