Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Getting Ahead of the Recruiting Curve

Recruiting is tough business. Sure there are those doing it well, but even they complain about it how challenging it can me. Times are changing. The reasons individuals decide to leave or stay with a company are more individual needs based than ever before. Technology moves faster than we can keep up. Social media demands a more transparent experience. Candidates are savvy and come with high expectations.
And all of that can be hard for any recruiter to navigate, much less the recruiter who is also administering benefits and trying to be "strategic" and innovative.
And yet, the demand for talent doesn't go away. Hiring managers still bring requests for purple squirrels riding on pink unicorns that they would have preferred to have hired yesterday. Recruiting is a constant uphill battle, pushing a huge boulder while hoping on one foot.
That's how you feel about it right?
If you do, then the pre-conference workshop at ILSHRM16 is for you. In three hours we are going to talk about how we get ahead of the recruiting curve. How we become more proactive instead of reactive. How we create strategy instead of just saying we want to be strategic. We are going to talk about specific roles you struggle with on a regular basis and see if we can't brainstorm creative ideas together to create a pipeline of candidates for that role. We will be covering ways recruiters and recruiting teams can be more forward thinking about recruiting and stay that way.
Because unless we get ahead of the curve, we will continue to trip over it.
Now let me be clear. This is no lesson in silver bullets. There is not now, nor has there ever been a silver bullet for recruiting that is going to fix all of your troubles. Anyone who tells you otherwise is deceiving you. Strategy takes time. It takes time to dig out from the pile, but unless you get started you will continue to struggle to breath at the bottom of it. This workshop will give you the skills needed to dig out, but the work will have to be done.
The session will be highly interactive. I firmly believe that not one person has all the answers in recruiting. Others in the room may have faced exactly what you are facing and come through it successfully. I want to make sure we have time to share those interactions during our time together. We will be using examples from the audience so bring your toughest job opening and we'll see if we can't come up with a strategy together to overcome it.
I hope to see you there. I promise it will be worth your time.