What makes a great recruiter in 2021

2020 has been a challenging year, but as economies look to rebound in 2021 and companies look to hire again, there are many means and methods recruiters can apply to their existing strategies to ensure a higher level of greatness during the year ahead.

Adjusting to new strategies and methods is crucial if you want to succeed and it certainly is a key to attracting the very best talent to satisfy your clients.

Here are three methods we believe will help you to become a greater recruiter in 2021.

Network, network, network

Building and solidifying your network regarding both existing and potential clients and candidates is a very valuable of building success in 2021. Keeping in regular contact with active job seekers and clients you have placed with will keep you fresh in their minds to come back to.

If you’re looking to build your business network wider and broader, attending industry events and lunches, alongside social networking are all effective ways to increase your means of generating the best candidates.

Refine your job ads

While a certain portion of unqualified candidates will apply because they’re desperate for a job, there is also another reason why bad applicants may still be seeping through into your talent pools. For many candidates, your job ad is the first point of contact with your company and you really need to go the extra mile to create something that accurately reflects the job they will do and at the same time, attract them to apply.

You can expect a variety of candidates, so one thing to pay attention to is to make sure your job ads are inclusive and not biased towards any population type. Textio, for example, can help you with that. The second thing is to make sure your job ads are performance-based and to also ensure they give your candidates a glimpse of the goals they will have to achieve when they potentially get accepted for the role.

Never neglect new technology

Over the last few years, technology has changed the methods by which most industries operate, and recruitment is no different. Increases in the use of video technology and companies are using apps to interview candidates and keep in touch with employees. In addition to this you will also need a good grasp of all major social media channels.

An ATS (Applicant Tracking System) is also a fantastically efficient program which has far too many benefits to name in such a short space but could up your company’s productivity by a huge margin if used correctly. Recruiters are using all these technologies and social media platforms to gather information, and you will also need the ability to find what you need, analyse the information and draw conclusions from it.