Why You Might Be Failing as a Recruiter and How to Grow Again

Failure Management – The Path to Success

As a recruiter, you are pivotal in the hiring process for your company and your clients. But are your results stagnating?

While talent shortages have risen to historical levels, and with 69% of employers having difficulty filling jobs, as a recruiter your performance can see a business rise or fall.

It’s time to review your recruiting tactics. Here is where you may be going wrong as a recruiter – and what to do about it.

Your Processes and Documentation Are Disorganized

Recruiting is a complex process that can be difficult to manage. The challenges that we face when managing recruitment include disorganized documentation which leads to process inefficiency.

It has been shown that recruiters who are disorganized with their documentation have a higher chance of making mistakes on their daily tasks. This can cause loss of revenue, lower productivity, poorer reputation, and even increased risk of lawsuits.

The more effective your documentation and process management, the better your chances in improving your hiring rates, increasing revenue, increasing productivity, and reducing risk of lawsuits.

Your Communication is Poor or Ineffective

Effective communication is one of the skills that can make or break a recruiter. Poor communication leads to missed opportunities, lost leads, conflicting expected outcomes, and frustrated candidates and clients.

The best way to prevent poor communication from happening is by using active listening skills and a dedicated approach to ensuring you’re on the same page with both clients and candidates.

Your Candidate Experience Is Poor

A study from LinkedIn proves that a bad candidate experience can have negative consequences such as decreased engagement, lower conversion rates, and higher abandonment rates for your company.

If your focus on delivering more candidates into the hiring process is taking precedence over providing a great candidate experience, you risk losing the best talent.

Provide a high-quality experience that ensures you create an organically growing client and candidate portfolio.

You’re Not Putting Enough Time and Effort into the Process

The process of hiring takes up a lot of time. Don’t cut corners on giving attention to these details. If you do, you’ll miss out on talented candidates, or deliver poorly fitting candidates to your clients.

In the world of recruiting, you get what you put in.

You Lack Strong Networking Skills

The ability to form relationships with people is key to success as a recruiter. Recruiters who have strong networking skills are more likely to connect with the right people in their target market. They are more likely to find candidates who will be best suited for a company’s needs. With stronger networking skills, recruiters can more easily identify candidates who might be interested in applying for open positions.

Networking is a skill that many people struggle with. As a recruiter, you must master this to excel.

You’re Not Learning from Others’ Mistakes

As a recruiter it can be tempting to follow trends. It’s true that trends help us identify ways to create opportunity. But they can also lead you to follow the mistakes of others, negatively affecting your performance.

You must closely monitor your success or failure from each action you take, and absorb constructive feedback. Doing so will increase your performance, and ensure you don’t miss out on great talent or new leads.

You’re With the Wrong Firm

Where you work can have a huge impact on your performance, wellbeing, and motivation to succeed.

If you work with a firm that has excellent culture, values, and business goals, they’re going to be more impactful on your performance as well as your engagement levels with employees and candidates.

Companies that have good leadership and management practices will also help you build trust and rapport with candidates more easily.

Don’t be tempted to compromise your own values to fit into the company culture. This never works. It is crucial to find a role in which your values and those of your employer are aligned.

See Your Recruiter Career Hit New Levels

Who you surround yourself with impacts your career. It can cause you to crash and burn, or to excel.

With the right skillset and approach to your role, you can enjoy incredible success in your career in recruitment at the right company.

We are actively seeking recruitment professionals. Contact us at Lakeshore Talent for a confidential discussion about your current and future career in recruiting.