Even though I left the world of recruitment 4 years ago, I’ve always stayed close to the industry as many of our clients are recruitment related, and to be honest, I find it a truly fascinating industry packed with opportunity. It’s a high pressure industry so by working hard and keeping it simple, I believe success will follow!
The face of recruitment has changed drastically over the last 5 years due to many factors including; The way people search, the social media revolution and access to information.
Overall it’s now a very candidate focused marketplace sitting across many sectors.
What does this mean for the way you operate as a recruiter?
In theory it should have changed quite a few processes in your agency. It’s important you adopt these changes quickly and communicate them to your team. The most agile and forward thinking recruiters will come out on top, those hung up on ‘The way we’ve always done things’ will fall behind and their market share will shrink as a result of not being quick enough to adapt.
You have to stay visual with your clients and candidates, remind them you are there even when they don’t need you. Trying to do this without being a nause or appearing salesy is the challenge, the content of your communications and the engagement level when you do reach out is the all important part.
So, what does the future hold?
With hundreds of new recruitment agencies popping up, it’s so important to do the simple things well. Candidates and clients are wiser than ever and they expect to be taken care of and why shouldn’t they!