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5 Ways Employers Maximize Relationships with Recruiting Firms

The number of apps that are introduced on an annual basis has skyrocketed in the past five years. There are solutions to help you find passive candidates, connect with active candidates, follow, friend and network with targeted candidates to help fill your open jobs. Job boards have moved to a pay-per-click model, so the cost per hire should be decreasing as all of these tools are implemented. Has your cost-per-hire for key roles actually reduced? Just as important, has your ability to retain quality workers expanded?

If attracting and recruiting top talent were as easy as running an advertisement or posting a job, all companies would be set. The truth is, the recruitment of quality candidates for important, revenue generating roles within your company is a challenge. Since the hiring process involves relationship building, all the apps and software in the world cannot accomplish this task. They can only help you manage the relationship that the human interaction created, to begin with.

This brings us back to one very important point: Recruiting agencies play a crucial role in the delivery of top talent to proactive hiring companies. Today, we're going to discuss 5 ways employers can maximize their relationships with external recruiters, to ensure they have the highest quality applicants.

1. Use a niche search firm for your niche jobs. A recruiting firm isn't one size fits all. They are specialized, and focus on specific types of candidates. Sure, you have large firms that specialize in a variety of areas, and the idea of making a call to one company may seem attractive to the busy HR executive or hiring manager. Have you tried working with multiple, niche firms who specialize in national searches? Often gaining access to multiple candidate sources can elicit the right fit for your culture and organization as a whole. Having an army of niche agencies at your disposal will exponentially increase the chances they have your next new hire in their database, just waiting for a phone call.

2. Gain control over contract terms and fees. The agency you're working with has the perfect candidate, but they are attempting to do an 11th hour negotiation of the fee. They also want to keep ownership of the candidate for two years after your final decision, so their contract is heavily weighted in favor of the agency. In order to prevent this situation, it's imperative to ask the recruiting firm to agree to your contract, fee and all terms, prior to you seeing their candidate. This is the only way a company can control costs and ensure they are receiving access to the highest quality candidates. If you find this task to be unachievable, try looking in to a Vendor Management System that requires the recruiter agree to your terms, before you receive any candidate submittals.

3. Shorten your hiring process. Time kills the ability to hire good candidates. If you see a glaring trend that your best candidates are being hired by your top competitor, it could be a problem with the length of the hiring process. To shorten your hiring process, start with your recruiting partners. Are they able to reach HR or the hiring manager to confirm candidate interviews? Is there a long delay in response time? This is an opportunity to shorten the hiring process. Are agencies expected to go through HR for all communication with hiring managers? That's an inefficient and ineffective process that will result in you losing out on the best candidates. Most importantly, stop putting roadblocks up to prevent good candidates from being seen, and start removing them. Remember, hiring isn't about weeding out the ineligible candidates, it's about promptly plucking the right ones out of the pool and moving them forward in the process. Get aggressive about shortening the time-to-fill, and you'll see real results.

4. Communicate consistently with the recruiting firm. You want your recruiter to give you regular updates on their search efforts. The recruiter needs your prompt feedback in order to focus on the right candidates. Communication is the key to every successful business relationship, so even if the search ends abruptly, or the hiring manager is interested in an internal candidate, let the recruiter know immediately. They will appreciate your honesty, and it will allow them to focus on other clients who are ready to make a hire.

5. Automate the method for informing your recruiting partners you have fee-eligible jobs for them to work on. When you work with multiple agencies to fill your jobs, it can be daunting to attend to all of their phone calls, answer emails, and conduct a basic job scope. You can spend an hour or more per recruiting firm on these items. To save time and money, consider using a Vendor Management System to work with multiple agencies, and automate communication with them. For example, when you post a job out to agencies on the VMS, each of them receive an email notification there is a new job available for them to work. They have all the information to review, and to easily begin submitting candidates. If they have questions, they can message you through the VMS. It's a simplifies everything.

In spite of the fact new recruiting apps and software is introduced regularly, there will always only be one way to recruit the best talent; through human interaction. For this reason, headhunters, recruiting agencies and search firms will always be an important component in smart company's talent acquisition strategy. Learning to work external recruiters in the most effective and efficient means possible is an important piece to recruiting top talent in any market.

RecruitAlliance.com RecruitAlliance is a Vendor Management System with an employer referred network of staffing agencies and recruiting firms, waiting to fill your most urgent hiring needs. Employers may sign up for their free* account and immediately begin posting jobs to the recruiting vendor network. Employers choose the fee they're willing to pay, the terms of the contract, and drive the hiring process. Recruiter members agree to all terms before a candidate is ever submitted through the platform. To learn more or get started today, go to www.RecruitAlliance.com.
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5 Effective Ways to Expand your Talent Pool

In the technological age we live in, it's ironic how difficult it is to attract and retain top talent, in any industry. The active candidate pool doesn't necessarily offer the highest caliber applicants, and for key roles--quality truly matters.

Building a solid candidate pipeline continues to be a struggle for nearly every organization. What if there were a way to effectively expand your talent pool, in a short amount of time? Today, we'll take a look at 5 ways you can begin expanding your talent pool, immediately.

1. Create and manage a talent community on Facebook. There are currently more than one billion active users on Facebook. The right candidates you are looking for are already using this social media tool. The problem with talent communities is most employers think about attracting applicants for their company, instead of delivering great content for the individual careers within their organization. For example, the information that interests someone in Information Technology is very different than content that would be suitable for someone in Accounting, Sales or even the C-Suite. To administer talent communities right, organizations need to create mini-groups that will cater to that specific pipeline. Think of it as a farming project. Pump out consistent and relevant content, conduct contests, and make your talent community fun. Watch how quickly your members share pages with other potential users. When it's done correctly, Facebook talent communities will provide needed exposure to your career brand.

2. Email blast candidates in your ATS. Companies often forget to leverage their past and present applicants to increase their candidate pool. Send out a bi-weekly or monthly newsletter with interesting content for potential candidates to re-engage them. Your newsletter can include items like a candidate referral bonus program, contests, hot job openings, and other interesting information. Leverage internal recruiters to manage this program, or hire an outside marketing firm to handle it.

3. Conduct regular virtual career fairs. In the past, employers had to spend lots of time, money and manpower to run a productive career fair. Today, with the help of the internet, companies can run a virtual career fair on a shoestring budget, and using limited resources. Simply pick a date and time, email blast your ATS candidates and everyone in your talent communities, have your website administrator place a strategic pop-up ad on your corporate career website, and have your recruiting staff share the information with their networks. To keep within a small budget, use a venue like GoToMeeting or another video conferencing platform. Create break-out rooms for specific departments, and have your recruiters prepared to present information on all the wonderful reasons why your company is the next step in their career. If you're team doesn't have time to conduct their own virtual career fair, you can check with an external marketing firm who will take care of it for you.

4. Leverage recruiting agencies as talent scouts. Search firms are able to attract candidates from competitors in a similar position, provide your organization's unique selling proposition, and move that individual through the hiring process, because that's their specialty. While more and more companies are trying to move away from using external recruiters, the fact is they deliver value and top talent. Internal recruitment teams and HR focuses on so much more than talent acquisition. As a business strategy, it doesn't make sense to have your internal team reach out to the competition to recruit them. This is one of the greatest values agencies offer to companies, whether it's a candidate or employer driven market. If you're not using recruiting agencies to scout top talent for you, you're losing competitive edge.

5. Use a Vendor Management System to managing your relationships with search firms. If your company regularly uses recruiting agencies to scout and place exceptional talent, you know that working with multiple firms can quickly become cumbersome. A Vendor Management System does not have to be a costly expense for employers. It doesn't have to include a long ramp up time for internal recruiters to learn how to use the system. A quality VMS will provide the employer with three key components: contract and fee control, simplification of communication with external recruiting partners, and time savings. Make sure the VMS you select can handle permanent and contract positions, and that you have the ability to distribute jobs on an International basis (if you hire overseas).

Technology is continually presenting new tools to increase the size and scope of your talent pool. Remember, often times the latest app or program may not deliver what is promised—quality candidates. Recruiting is a 'relationship business', so never lose sight of the human interaction that must occur in order to make a quality hire.

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RecruitAlliance is a Vendor Management System with an employer referred network of staffing agencies and recruiting firms, waiting to fill your most urgent hiring needs. Employers may sign up for their free* account and immediately begin posting jobs to the recruiting vendor network. Employers choose the fee they're willing to pay, the terms of the contract, and drive the hiring process. Recruiter members agree to all terms before a candidate is ever submitted through the platform. To learn more or get started today, go to www.RecruitAlliance.com.

Building A Great Management Team…

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Categories: Corporate Recruiters, Human Resources, Third-Party Recruiters
Today, we’re going to share some great articles about. Need an applicant tracking system? Here are your 10 best answers, Always take the first interview, Building your management team, 3 Positive ways to effectively address employee mistakes. If you’re an agency recruiter or hiring company, stop by and visit www.recruitAlliance.com

Need an applicant tracking system? Here are your 10 best answers: Welcome to Top 10, Recruiter.com’s weekly rundown of the best of the best in recruiting! Every Friday, we release a list of some of our favorite people, things, and ideas dominating the industry. From awesome tech tools and cool companies to great books and powerful trends, no stone in the recruiting space will be left unturned.This Week:  Top 10 Applicant Tracking Systems …Read More…

Always take the first interview: One day, out of the blue, you receive a call from a recruiter. They’re recruiting for a position you’ve never even heard of, let alone applied for. You don’t know how they got your name or phone number. The recruiter asks if you know anyone who might be interested. It’s always a surprising call to receive, even if you’ve received similar calls in the past. If you’re like many people, you may start to run through the list of friends who “might be interested.” But here’s the thing: When the headhunter asks if you know someone who might be interested, they’re really asking if you might be interested. It’s a polite way of asking if you want to be interviewed for the job. They only want to know if you have a friend if it turns out you aren’t interested. …Read More…

 Building your management team:  In the early days of running your own business, it's natural to try to do as much as possible yourself. It's the most cost-effective, comfortable, sensible way to do things in the beginning. But as your enterprise grows, you'll find yourself stretched thinner and thinner. Eventually, you'll find you just can't continue to oversee operations and sales and accounting and fulfillment and marketing--and hope to continue to grow your business. …Read More…

3 Positive ways to effectively address employee mistakes:  Even in the best-run organizations, things go wrong and employees mishandle their assigned tasks. Sometimes those mistakes are significant and costly, infuriating managers who come down hard and with perhaps a bit of righteous fury on the hapless offender. …Read More…

Recruiting and Retaining Talent…..

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Categories: Corporate Recruiters, Human Resources, Third-Party Recruiters
Today, we’re going to share some great articles about. Leading the team, 3 tips to analyze resumes swifty,  To recruit and retain top talent, focus on work/life balance. If you’re an agency recruiter or hiring company, stop by and visit RecruitAlliance.

Leading the team: Congratulations, you’ve been promoted! Your hard work, enthusiasm, and initiative has finally paid off and you’ve been tasked with leading a team of your own. But how? Now that you find yourself standing in front of a sea of expectant faces, are you supposed to do that?  …Read More….     

3 tips to analyze resumes swifty:
According to Career Builder, job postings will attract 250 resumes on average. If it’s your task to sort through these resumes to find the perfect candidate, you may find yourself feeling a little daunted and your “flight” reflex may be kicking in.  …Read More…

To recruit and retain top talent, focus on work/life balance:   With  a million jobs added since January, the American job market currently belongs to the buyers. Candidates have more options to choose from, which means your company must offer roles that appeal to both their financial and emotional needs if it wants to win over top talent  …Read More…

Today, we’re going to share some great articles about, Ask these 24 interview questions to find a marketing rock star, Build your management team, 1 Smartphone, 5 ways to show you’re qualified for the job, 10 Underrated recruiting tools should start using today.  If you are looking to hire, stop by and visit  RecruitAlliance.

Ask  these 24 interview questions to find a marketing rock star:   When it’s time to expand your startup’s growing team, you can’t go wrong with hiring a marketing strategist. Sure, accountants, customer service reps and other specialists are all important, but it’s your marketing team that puts money directly back into your pocket. But, of course, you don’t want just any marketer. You want a true rock star -- somebody who’s going to move the needle for your business.  …Read More…

much as possible yourself. It's the most cost-effective, comfortable, sensible way to do things in the beginning. But as your enterprise grows, you'll find yourself stretched thinner and thinner. Eventually, you'll find you just can't continue to oversee operations and sales and accounting and fulfillment and marketing--and hope to continue to grow your business. …Read More….

1 Smartphone, 5 ways to show you’re qualified for the job:  Speed matters when you’re applying for jobs. If you’re always waiting to get to a laptop, it might be too late. That’s one reason for you to get comfortable with using your phone for more than Facebook videos and Instagram posts. Your phone is the most important communication tool you own. It’s time to unleash its potential in your job search …Read More… 

10 Underrated recruiting tools should start using today:   Welcome to Top 10, Recruiter.com’s weekly rundown of the best of the best in recruiting! Every Friday, we release a list of some of our favorite people, things, and ideas dominating the industry. From awesome tech tools and cool companies to great books and powerful trends, no stone in the recruiting space will be left unturned.  …Read More… It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."  Jean –Luc Picard

Choosing The Right Hire……

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Today, we’re going to share some great articles about, Having trouble hiring the right employees?, Build your management team,  boost your resume by working aboard,  How to hire the best talent from the newly graduated developer pool.  If you are looking to hire, stop by and visit  RecruitAlliance.

Having trouble hiring the right employees?   Adding to a team can be tricky. So we asked 10 entrepreneurs: How do you welcome new employees and make them part of your culture? When someone is new to a team, the little things can be the most frustrating. That’s why we make a point to cover them -- what number to dial for an outside line, how to use the photocopier, the best locations for a quick lunch, where the restrooms are   ..Read More…

Build your management team:   In the early days of running your own business, it's natural to try to do as much as possible yourself. It's the most cost-effective, comfortable, sensible way to do things in the beginning. But as your enterprise grows, you'll find yourself stretched thinner and thinner. Eventually, you'll find you just can't continue to oversee operations and sales and accounting and fulfillment and marketing--and hope to continue to grow your business. …Read More…

boost your resume by working aboard:   Whether you just finished high school, are graduating college, or would simply like a change of pace, a working holiday abroad could be just the boost your career needs. Working holidays not only encourage cultural exchange, but are also great ways to skill up, step out of your comfort zone, and make new connections the world over. …Read More…

How to hire the best talent from the newly graduated developer pool:  While recruiting is tough for us all, tech sector employers face an especially difficult battle for talent. The pool of qualified, eligible applicants for tech roles always seems to be too small. As a result, graduation season is especially important to tech companies, as it gives them access to a fresh pool of talent. …Read More…

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."  Jean –Luc Picard

HR Seeking Available Talent…..

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Today, we’re going to share some great articles about, Only you can overcome the invisible barrier keeping you from the best available talent, Got a new staffer? 10 ways to make them welcome and productive,  4 Research backed ways to make a killer first impression, 5 Major challenges in the medical field.  If you are looking to hire, stop by and visit  RecruitAlliance.

Only you can overcome the invisible barrier keeping you from the best available talent:    Today’s leaders are constantly thinking (and worrying) about talent. Because a workforce is every organization’s most vital resource, business success truly depends on whom you attract, hire and retain. Businesses always perform better when they bring together unique and diverse employees -- people with different backgrounds, cultures, races, genders and perspectives.  …Read More…

Got a new staffer? 10 ways to make them welcome and productive:    Adding to a team can be tricky. So we asked 10 entrepreneurs: How do you welcome new employees and make them part of your culture? When someone is new to a team, the little things can be the most frustrating. That’s why we make a point to cover them -- what number to dial for an outside line, how to use the photocopier, the best locations for a quick lunch, where the restrooms are. …Read More…

4 Research backed ways to make a killer first impression:     Eddie walked away from the interview feeling confident. He was poised, answered the questions well, and got a good vibe from the interviewer. When he got home, he would send a follow-up email. A few days later, when Eddie hadn’t heard anything from the interviewer, he realized he had forgotten to send his thank-you email. He nervously typed it up, clicked send, and was surprised to see a reply within 30 minutes. He was thrilled at what he read.   …Read More…

5 Major challenges in the medical field:     A great medical facility is only as good as its weakest employees, but it’s not always easy to fill a clinic with qualified professionals.  When it comes to recruiting healthcare professionals, here are five of the biggest obstacles organizations face: 1. Low Talent SupplyThough utilization of healthcare services has decreased since  …Read More…

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."  Jean –Luc Picard

Remote Workface…..

Today, we’re going to share some great articles about, How to use twitter for recruiting,  Don’t be afraid of the remote workface,  How to know its time to add an HR department, Why you need this one trait to build a successful company culture.  If you are looking to hire, stop by and visit  RecruitAlliance.

How to use twitter for recruiting:   Since being introduced to the world more than a decade ago, Twitter has become a digital social hub. That means it’s also a powerful recruiting tool. If you want to find your next quality hire quickly and easily, Twitter may be just the place. Here are a few tips on using Twitter to recruit top candidates   …Read More..

  Don’t be afraid of the remote workface:   As communication technology advances, the world becomes much smaller, which in turn makes talent pools larger – provided organizations are willing to embrace remote employees. Many companies successfully rely on workers across town, across the country, or even across the world to grow their businesses. Will this work for your company? The answer largely depends on you, your industry, and how you approach your remote workforce… Read More…

 How to know its time to add an HR department:     When starting their businesses, most entrepreneurs tend to wear many hats. However, there are times when they need to step back and look at how they may be unintentionally hurting their business and employees. …Read More…

Why you need this one trait to build a successful company culture:   How would you describe a superpower in the workplace? Words such as “inspirational,” “influential” and “powerful” would come to mind, but you would rarely think of “empathetic.” Empathy is a skill which is often overlooked in the workplace. Determined by Frans de Waal as the “social glue that holds human society together,” empathy refers to the awareness of one’s own and other people’s feelings, needs and concerns. Having the ability to be empathetic has been proven to prevent poor morale,  …Read More…

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.  Dr. Seuss”

Hr Seeking

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Categories: Corporate Recruiters, Third-Party Recruiters
Today, we’re going to share some great articles about, Only you can overcome the invisible barrier keeping you from the best available talent, Got a new staffer? 10 ways to make them welcome and productive,  4 Research backed ways to make a killer first impression, 5 Major challenges in the medical field.  If you are looking to hire, stop by and visit  RecruitAlliance.

Only you can overcome the invisible barrier keeping you from the best available talent:    Today’s leaders are constantly thinking (and worrying) about talent. Because a workforce is every organization’s most vital resource, business success truly depends on whom you attract, hire and retain. Businesses always perform better when they bring together unique and diverse employees -- people with different backgrounds, cultures, races, genders and perspectives.  …Read More…

Got a new staffer? 10 ways to make them welcome and productive:    Adding to a team can be tricky. So we asked 10 entrepreneurs: How do you welcome new employees and make them part of your culture? When someone is new to a team, the little things can be the most frustrating. That’s why we make a point to cover them -- what number to dial for an outside line, how to use the photocopier, the best locations for a quick lunch, where the restrooms are. …Read More…

4 Research backed ways to make a killer first impression:     Eddie walked away from the interview feeling confident. He was poised, answered the questions well, and got a good vibe from the interviewer. When he got home, he would send a follow-up email. A few days later, when Eddie hadn’t heard anything from the interviewer, he realized he had forgotten to send his thank-you email. He nervously typed it up, clicked send, and was surprised to see a reply within 30 minutes. He was thrilled at what he read.   …Read More…

5 Major challenges in the medical field:     A great medical facility is only as good as its weakest employees, but it’s not always easy to fill a clinic with qualified professionals.  When it comes to recruiting healthcare professionals, here are five of the biggest obstacles organizations face: 1. Low Talent SupplyThough utilization of healthcare services has decreased since  …Read More…

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."  Jean –Luc Picard

HR Spots Promising Potential Hires….

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Categories: Corporate Recruiters, Human Resources, Third-Party Recruiters
Today, we’re going to share some great articles about. Look after your top talent- they’re looking to leave, How to use facebook ads to recruit your industry’s brightest minds, 5 Smart ways entrepreneurs can spot promising potential hires, to better train workers, figure out where they struggle. If you’re an agency recruiter or hiring company, stop by and visit RecruitAlliance.

Look after your top talent- they’re looking to leave: According to a recent Gallup poll, the odds that your employees will jump ship are growing. Today, employees are largely optimistic about the job market, spurring many to leave their jobs to search for better positions elsewhere. In August 2012, two million Americans voluntarily left their jobs. By August 2016, this number rose to three million. …Read More…

How to use facebook ads to recruit your industry’s brightest minds: Most of the time, they are not wrong. That is why many people work multiple jobs to try to make ends meet. Worse still, the number of people looking for jobs -- some of them with really good skill sets -- far outnumber the number of job positions available. However, this does not mean that anyone with a skill set is a good fit for your business. As a business owner, you want to hire the right people -- employees with industry-compatible skill sets who can help your team advance and adapt. The long-term success of your company will be decided by the potential of the people you hire. …Read More…

5 Smart ways entrepreneurs can spot promising potential hires: The workplace experienced a similar leap, particularly in human resources—in fact, Capterra caught a number of 2016 HR trends early , including gamification in recruiting, candidate experience, and real-time feedback systems. That’s all going away completely in 2017. …Read More…

To better train workers, figure out where they struggle: What company would spend thousands — or even millions — of dollars, year in and year out, without knowing the return? When it comes to training and workforce development, lots of them. In a 2014 survey, 55% of executives said a major constraint to investing in training was that they did not know how to measure success. Almost half (49%) said that it was difficult to ensure a return on investment (ROI). And in another survey, 87% said they cannot calculate quantifiable returns on their learning investments. In short, companies have little idea. …Read More…

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