While searching for a potential job is crucial and somehow painstaking for employees, the responsibilities of recruitment firms in Manila are not to be derogated. Sourcing suitable candidates for a job is never an easy task, especially for head hunters who have a reputation to uphold across different sectors. It takes time, effort and considerate judgement to hire a person that can fill a particular position for a company.
Here are four things recruitment agencies leverage on to boost their recruitment solutions:
Head hunting agencies continuously expand their networks through lead generation, posting job openings on job advertisement platforms and other strategies. Aside from finding new talents and clients, these companies tend to keep resumes and contacts of some applicants for potential backfill positions and future vacant roles. So don’t be surprise when firms would call you in for a position that you did not apply for, it’s their way of utilizing their talent pool.
Social media and Mobile Recruiting
While personal references and connections have its perks, there’s no denying that the internet and
social media have reinvented the hiring and recruitment process. The increasing number of millennials
joining the workforce now largely factors in the success or failure of talent acquisition.
By 2030, it is estimated that millennials will make up 75% of the workforce. This is where social media recruiting comes into play. Sites like LinkedIn and JobStreet serve as an avenue for recruitment firms to maximize their hiring strategies. Head hunters are as visible as job seekers in social media and they are always active in tapping potential talents that they think can fit the bill for a particular company. Job fairs and such events are also a great way to expand a recruitment firm’s network. Figures show that about 90% of staffing agencies arrange free training for all of their employees and about 65% of those who went through the programs fostered new aptitude and improved on existing skills.
Content Marketing & Email Marketing
Recruitment firms continuously invest in content marketing to reach as much people and businesses as possible. They fill their websites and blogs with relevant content and share the contents on various platforms for higher search engine rankings. Some are even actively responding to people in forums, and try to creatively insert the links of their content in their conversations to get more web visits. They also use email marketing by sending newsletters and pitches to attract more applicants and potential partners.
Make their brand visible
Recruitment agencies continuously invest in brand reputation, especially now that companies are leaning towards outsourcing such firms instead of having an in-house talent acquisitions team. They make sure they are visible on social media and other highly populated channels. Sometimes, they even pay for ads, whether online or in traditional platforms. They also market themselves well to keep up with the competitive environment among its peers. They take necessary precautions and also conduct a thorough hiring process to protect their credibility.
Companies invest in people and these recruitment firms exist to make sure that these employers invest in the right people. At the same time, they also serve as guide for job seekers to know more about the industry and negotiate with their employer in terms of compensation.