Why would you choose to do everything yourself? Discover how to better collaborate with colleagues, hiring managers, and your network to put yourself in a win-win-win situation.
- Did you know that base salary and the quality of the manager are by far the two biggest ways to attract and retain talent? In a recent study, the Corporate Leadership Council analyzed 30 factors to determine what is most important when it comes to attracting and retaining employees. Thus, without question, hiring managers are the key to hiring success. Ironically, one of the biggest challenges recruiters face is the hiring manager. So how can you involve the hiring manager, rather than doing everything yourself? I'm sure you heard this question from a hiring manager before.
Why do I need to send a message to my connections regarding job opportunities? As a recruiter, isn't that your role? So yes, it is the recruiter's job, but recruiting is a team sport. Now, more than ever. What I find the easiest place to start is their social media profiles. Ask them to add on their respective profiles that they're hiring. Yes, we're hiring. Or, if they have the space, a simple sentence like this works. We are hiring several Java developers, designers, and project managers.
The next step is to provide them with a list of messages they can post. Like a boilerplate where they can start from. They're not happy with the way you crafted it. Please note that most hiring managers are masters in efficiency. Or call it lazy. (laughs) But they mostly copy and paste of what has been prepared. So please create as simple content plan for them. Show them how to actually post it, or even schedule it. If they're willing to do more, bring them into a TweetChat or online webinar, or arrange for them to speak at a job fair, meetups, or campus recruitment events.
Also, keep reminding them of what they can do to help. Focus on the win-win-win situation. They win, because they will have a new team member soon. You win, because you can spot the ideal candidate faster. And the candidate wins, because they get the right job faster. It helps with the engagement and connection part, but also with raising their professional brand. Most hiring managers would have more natural connections than you when it comes to target audiences. This all results in a greater talent pool, better employment branding, and hopefully, a smoother and quicker hiring process.
- Identify the stakeholders that should be involved when moving your recruiting process into social recruiting.
- Recognize the advantages of using LinkedIn to recruit job seekers.
- Summarize the steps taken to start social recruiting.
- Explain the importance of promoting your company brand in your social recruiting strategy.
- Recall the key element you should always keep in mind when creating content for your social platforms.
- Identify strategies for optimizing your time spent posting content to social media platforms.