Four Quick Strategies Leading to Successful Recruiting

Successful recruiting might prove to be an allusive target, but Novo which is an American managed-recruitment outsourcing firm, uses advanced search techniques to deliver more qualified candidates at half the average price in the market.

In 2011, Novo recruiters filled over 500 professional positions at an average cost per hire of only 11%. Those recruiters shared 4 key recruiting tips and strategies for successful recruiting, and they are:

The four Strategies leading to successful recruiting

Recruiting Passive Candidates

Understanding the differences between active and passive candidate recruiting will be a big competitive advantage in 2012.

The typical process for searching out top-notch passive candidates takes more time.

It also requires dedicated recruiters with industry-relevant experience and connections.

Strategies leading to successful recruiting, without the need for doing this!

Strategies leading to successful recruiting, without the need for doing this!

According to a LinkedIn survey, 78% of employed professionals stated that they are interested in a new position.

Yet ONLY 18% of them had their resume posted anywhere.

So, a full 60% needs to be found!

A successful recruiter has the know-how and contacts at targeted companies to recruit those top-notch “passive” candidates.

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Recruiting through Social Media

Not only do 60% of employed professionals interested in a new job NOT have their resume posted on job boards…

…but sifting through stacks of irrelevant resumes can be incredibly time consuming for corporate recruiters with little time anyway.

Successful recruiters must embrace the total social media approach.

They must know the social sites, and have the know-how to navigate them to find the right talent.

Recruiting Metrics

Majority of companies measure recruiting by Time-to-Fill and Cost-Per-Hire.

Focusing only on production-based outcomes can promote recruiting practices that don’t fully address the client need / satisfaction or talent retention.

In order to be effective, metrics must measure the correct results and drive the right recruiting behaviors.

Corporate HR and recruiting departments need to work on creating a measurement that drives one main objective — getting the right candidate for the job.

Recruiting Etiquette

Ask anyone doing a job search and you’ll hear stories of companies (or the recruiters companies hire!) never calling them back or leaving them waiting for weeks.

Common courtesy and respect for all candidates should be the rule.

Not only because it’s the right thing to do, but think of the negative perception it casts on your company.

Consider where that candidate will “land.”

As competition for talent increases and more applicants visit employer criticism sites like, recruiters need to make sure their approach is a polite and positive experience.

Eagles don’t flock. You have to find them one at a time.”
Ross Perot on how to hire good people.

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