Archive for December, 2011

Get Ready for an Exceptional 2012 in Staffing and Recruiting

1 Comment »Written on December 19th, 2011 by
Categories: Third-Party Recruiters
The numbers are in! Time to grow your recruiting business in 2012, with RecruitAlliance.The headline on the latest Manpower survey said the job outlook for the first quarter of 2012 looks bright. According to the survey, it's the most promising hiring outlook in 3 years.

This creates a new set of questions for Staffing professionals, as they attempt to plan their business activity for the New Year. With the impact of Social Media on the recruiting world, the ability for recruiters move to serve new markets has become easier than ever before. The questions on their mind are as follows:

1. What industries will be primarily affected by the growth?
2. How does this impact third-party recruiters, and what can they do to capitalize on this trend?

The survey states growth will take place in the following areas:

RecruitAlliance connects employers and recruiters, for a smooth hire. Manufacturing
Transportation and Utilities
Wholesale and Retail Trade
Information
Financial Activities
Leisure and Hospitality

Another insight the survey reveals while there is anticipated growth in the first quarter, there is still a great deal of uncertainty in the labor market, and many employers are proceeding with caution. As Talent Professionals plan their next year, they can keep the growth sectors "top of mind," and potentially plan to begin recruiting in new industries.

Agency and Independent recruiters who want to plan a more profitable 2012 should consider joining RecruitAlliance. RecruitAlliance adds value to member agencies and recruiters by providing a performance-based continuously growing network of member institution exclusive fee-eligible job postings to increase billings and develop new long-term clients.

To receive a complimentary trial of this solution, visit www.RecruitAlliance.com.



Third-Party Recruiters: Increase your earnings in 2012

Comments Off on Third-Party Recruiters: Increase your earnings in 2012Written on December 12th, 2011 by
Categories: Third-Party Recruiters
RecruitAlliance can connect TPRs with viable, fee-eligible opportunities to fill.As we near the end of 2011, it's a good time to reflect on your current business practices; what's working, and what you must change in order to increase revenue in the upcoming year. One of the key mistakes many agency recruiters make, year after year, is continuing to do the same process over and over, instead of tweaking it to gain the highest level of productivity.

Let's talk about some basic tips to increase your billings in the new fiscal year, and how to grow professionally and financially in 2012.

1. Evaluate your relationships with Human Resources, with all of your valued clients. Contingency recruiters tend to have "stressed" relations with HR for a variety of reasons. HR Directors and Managers have the ability to completely shut out a recruiting agency, should they choose to. Take a look at each individual relationship with your clients, and determine whether it's time to connect with someone from HR. Create friends with them, and offer to provide them with value. As HR's role continues to expand and evolve in 2012, it's important to have them on your side, versus in an adversarial position.

2. Take the time to understand your client's internal recruiting process. Working as a headhunter or staffing specialist is about cultivating solid relationships with hiring companies. The days of making a "hard sell" in recruiting are long gone. In order to remain competitive, and garner respect from your clients, you must take a consultative approach to this relationship. To successfully accomplish this task, ask probing questions to uncover their needs. Offer viable solutions that address their pains.

3. Human Resources can be your best friend, or your worst enemy. Whether TPRs address it or not, the fact remains that HR is a powerful department within any organization. They have the ability to approve your partnership within their organization, or deny you altogether. Doesn't it make sense to partner with this group to gain more business from your current clients? Perhaps you're currently providing talent acquisition services for one department within a particular firm. With human resources buy-in, you could be managing the recruitment effort across the board. Work smarter, and increase your income potential.

In 2012, the importance of building solid relationships across organizations will be more important than ever. After all, as more technology-based solutions continue to flood the market, companies will realign their recruiting budgets to coincide with the latest, greatest tool that fills jobs. The only true way to differentiate yourself in the new year is to build better relationships, provide better customer service, and to deliver results.

Let RecruitAlliance connect your recruiting agency with viable, fee-eligible positions to fill. To learn more, visit the RecruitAlliance website.

Fill Key Positions Over the Holidays with RecruitAlliance

Comments Off on Fill Key Positions Over the Holidays with RecruitAllianceWritten on December 5th, 2011 by
Categories: Corporate Recruiters, Human Resources
RecruitAlliance can help you fill open positions over the holidays!Q4 can be a tough time of the year to hire top talent for your organization. The HR and Recruiting departments are operating on a skeleton crew to fit in year-end vacations and paid time-off. Team players who aren't taking personal time during November or December are often overwhelmed, and struggle to stay on top of their work load. Important requisitions often fail to get filled; both in-house or through your regular third-party recruiting agencies. Fortunately, the Holiday months don't have to remain less productive than the other three quarters.

What if you could fill your open positions during these trying months, without adding any additional stress to your already stretched in-house recruiters?

What if there's a more effective and efficient way to manage your relationships with third-party recruiters, that exponentially increases your talent acquisition power, while managing costs?

RecruitAlliance to the rescue! At no cost to hiring companies, RecruitAlliance (RA) facilitates a better way to work with recruiting agencies, to hire on-target candidates faster and seamlessly. Our customized "cloud" solution automates working with high volumes of participating agencies simple.

Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices as a utility, over a network. Leveraging the RA cloud solution this quarter can ensure your organization is set-up for a successful 2012. To learn more about RecruitAlliance, visit www.RecruitAlliance.com.

What are the unique challenges facing your recruiting department as we approach the new year?