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Recruiters must think like Marketers to Attract More Talent

author Written by Jigna Boghani

Recruiters must think like Marketers to Attract More Talent

We are in an era where people daily want a new thing with creation. The same thing applies to the recruiters too. If recruiters think that they can attract talent by using the old traditional way of recruitment then they are wrong. There is a huge difference between the traditional method and the modern method.  

The below research data will give you the idea about which method should be used by recruiters to decrease the unemployment rates. Research showed by the United States Department of Labor that shows the fluctuation of unemployment rates.  

Source: bls.gov

The data shows the fluctuations from 2009 to 2019. But as the years passed the rate of unemployment decreased from 7.8% to 3.6%. This shows that recruiters are adopting the new strategies day-by-day to decrease the unemployment rates. 

The recruiters need to think like marketers to attract talent. They can't depend only on traditional channels. They need to try every new alternative in order to bring a larger talent pool of candidates. There are also benefits for the recruiters if they think like marketers effective recruitment process will reduce the time to hire. The most important key benefit.

Here are the five ways how recruiters can become marketers:

Promote your Brand:

For any marketer, their first step is to promote and to advertise their brand. Awareness of the brand for public relations is a must. The same thing applies to the recruiters, they need to monitor and promote their brand to attract top talent.

Nowadays applicants first see the review of the brand and secondly, they want to know what kind of office culture will be there and what the work will be there.

If your brand image and goodwill are clear in the applicant's mind then they will move further and can apply for the open job. It is an important key factor for any business to build trust in job seekers and customers.   

"Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time."  - Elon Musk  

Analyze your Candidate's needs:

As a recruiter, you should know what an ideal candidate expects from the company. You should focus on the needs of the candidates & organizations as well. One should think like a candidate before starting the hiring process or before approaching them to join your company.

Questions should be raised in the recruiter’s mind that What things are important for job seekers? Why they choose your company? What are their needs? Will the company fulfill the candidate’s expectations? This will help you in analyzing the candidate's mind.

"A modern recruiter is one who is targeted, builds relationships & knows how to not only find candidates but also get them to respond" - Stacy Donovan Zapar

Boost your brand on Social Media:

While recruiters do the marketing they should be also aware of where to target the audience. Local Newspapers or bulletin boards are no more a place where you can post jobs and expect that you will find talent.

Recruiters must move forward with the trends. Now we are in the digital world where people prefer each and every information on social media platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and so on. However, every company should have their companies profile on social media platforms so candidates can easily get in touch with the company and can also apply through such platforms.

"Social Media is the ultimate equalizer. It gives a voice & the platform those who are willing to engage." - Amy Jo Martin

Select the right Tool:

The world has converted in the digital world. There is no single person who is not using the technology than how can professional be last in using the technology here marketers, recruiters, etc all are included.

As marketers can't imagine their marketing purpose without technology the same recruiters can't imagine the recruiter's process without HR technology software. There are N numbers of Recruiting Software available in the market but from those which will beneficial for you is what you need to find.

"The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow." - Bill Gates

Be Transparent & Approachable:

You need to be unique from the others because if people will see something new or creative they will definitely think to join your team. Recruiters should be transparent and should have the skills to approach more talent and build up a unique team. 

Recruiters should have the skills to convince candidates and build trust among the candidates if they will work here they can change lives in a better way. Any candidate should not feel that you are offering them a favor by giving opportunities or the job. Your marketing should be in such a way that your ads should feel like welcoming candidates and the one will give you feedback on that for sure. 

"Honesty and Transparency makes you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway." - Mother Teresa  

If you would like to enhance your skills & would like to survive in the market then you must adopt new skills and techniques timely.

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