How to Use LinkedIn More Efficiently: Advice for Recruitment Agency Owners and Consultants

Candidate Career, Consultant Employers, Hire Recruitment, Recruitment Agency - May 24, 2022

You don't need me to tell you that LinkedIn is a valuable tool for recruitment agency owners and consultants. It has over 800 million users, making it an excellent platform for discovering and interacting with possible clients and job prospects. However, if you don't use LinkedIn effectively, you're losing out on chances to engage with your market and position yourself as a specialist recruiter in your field.


This blog will examine some ways to use LinkedIn more successfully. We'll look at some features that you may not be yet utilizing yourself. We'll also take a peek at some instances of how I use LinkedIn to establish relationships with possible clients and applicants. I hope this article helps you enhance your LinkedIn game in the coming year, and if we aren't already connected on LinkedIn, feel free to send me a connection request here.


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The Global Recruitment Crunch: Are Candidate Shortages Likely to Continue?

Candidate Career, Global Recruiters, Recruitment - May 24, 2022

The worldwide talent shortage is growing, with recruiters anticipating that it will continue for years. This is confirmed by recent research I conducted via my LinkedIn network. It revealed that 71% of recruiters expect a candidate scarcity to be an issue for at least another year, and 37% think it will last for two years or more. Why are there so few potential candidates? And what can companies do to minimize the effect on their businesses?


Firstly, let's look at why candidates are limited and why that's likely to continue to be the case for some time. Then we'll examine some solutions that businesses might take to address the problem and how likely recruiters think each of these actions will be accepted.


First and foremost, let's discuss candidate shortages, which are influenced by several issues:


The Impact of the Great Resignation


During the Covid-19 pandemic, we noticed a surge in people wanting to work from home. Now that the pandemic is leveling off and businesses are...

How to Fill More Vacancies in a Competitive Job Market

Applicants, Candidate, Employers, Hire, Hiring, Job Market, Recruite, Recruiters, Vacancies - May 24, 2022

Recruiters must be making active efforts today to increase their placement rates in the tight candidate market that currently exists in most of the Western world. The most important steps to take are:


Understand your job market

Be open to a variety of applicants and genuinely question “must-haves”

Be upfront about salaries and benefits packages

Streamline the hiring procedure since time is of the essence

Have ongoing conversations with candidates

Focus on the candidate experience

Don't be intimidated to say no

In this article, I’m going to explore each of these 7 steps one-by-one so that you can understand what you need to do as a recruiter if you want to make more hires this year.


Understand your job market


With so few people entering certain industries and fields, it is important to understand your market. Who currently recruits in that industry? What are some companies offering salary range for potential candidates (and what is the average)? How often...

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