Here are 12 projects recruiters can tackle to make an immediate impact on your business and better position your company for when the hiring hiatus is over.
#1: EVALUATE & OPTIMIZE YOUR RECRUITING TECH STACK. Strategically identify the tools that don’t add any value or aren't working as well as you'd hoped when they were implemented.
#2: ADVANCE YOUR SKILL SET. Top three stills (according to LinkedIn) are engaging passive candidates, analysing talent data, and advising the business.
#3: TRAIN EMPLOYEES TO BE BRAND ADVOCATES. Messaging that is shared by employees receives 561% more impressions than when a company sends it and content gets shared 24 times more when distributed by the employees of a company.
#4: CREATE EMPLOYER BRANDING CONTENT. You can’t empower your employees to be brand advocates if there is no content to share.
#5: PARTNER WITH HR ON EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT. Tap into the data you have from exit interviews to highlight areas of concern that could help HR's efforts to keep employees engaged.
#6: CREATE A PLAN FOR BACKFILLING KEY POSITIONS. Be sure to keep your talent pipeline warm so you still have candidates to tap into if turnover does occur.
#7: BUILD A RECRUITMENT AUTOMATION PLAN. Begin thinking about what you'll need once the hiring freeze is lifted and how you can streamline your efforts.
#8: ELEVATE YOUR CAREER PAGE. The average conversion rate of a career page is about 8%, showing there is lots of room for improvement. Could yours do better?
#9: INVEST IN HIRING MANAGERS. Our research shows that interactions with hiring managers, on the whole, damage candidate experience. Educate them on candidate experience and their role.
#11: WRITE BETTER JOB DESCRIPTIONS. Our research this year shockingly revealed that 73% of hiring managers say they provide clear job descriptions while only 36% of candidates agree.
#12: GO ALL-IN ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Companies who use social media well see a 50% increase in quality of applicants. It’s a strategy you should be investing in but may not have had the time to until now.
When you no longer have to spend your days sourcing and interviewing, you can shift your focus to making a bigger impact. You have a valuable skill set and business insights that can be used in many different ways. Now’s your chance to work on the projects you’ve dreamed about while also positively impacting the business.