Recruitment Techniques to Recruit Recruiters

Recruiters are skilled at recruiting for many different roles and disciplines, but what happens when you have to recruit a recruiter? It doesn’t seem like recruiter would be a top recruitment title, but that perception is actually very wrong. According to a recent Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) article, it’s actually the job that is in the highest demand on Indeed. And, it’s actually been that way from May 2015-April 2017!

So the question is, how do recruiters go about finding the best recruiters to work with them? After all, recruiters are in charge of finding the talent that makes companies run! It’s a very important job. Here are several recruitment techniques to make your company irresistible to other recruiters.

Know the Market

According to the previously mentioned SHRM article, the best paying jobs in human resources are located in the following 15 cities:

  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Austin, Texas
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • San Francisco, California
  • Portland, Oregon
  • San Jose, California
  • Houston, Texas
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • Chicago, Illinois

If your company is located in one of these cities, chances are that your compensation is very competitive. However, if you aren’t in one of these areas, you may want to base your compensation on the nearest high-paid city if you want to pull talent into your human resources department. Money isn’t everything, but it certainly contributes to the bottom line when a candidate is making a decision between two similar roles.

Concentrate on Culture

We can’t say enough how much company culture drives recruitment. Professionals in today’s market are looking for a work-home. They are looking for work-life balance. They want to really live and they want to enjoy their working hours.

Many companies already foster enjoyable environments for their workers, but not many promote them. If you are celebrating an employee milestone – post it on social media! If you have an incredible educational benefit system that led to a promotion, put out a press release! If you run an annual engagement campaign for employees, shout it from the rooftops! People want to know what it will be like to work for you; show them.

Keep an Eye on Your Employee Satisfaction Rating

High employee satisfaction should be a goal of all companies. After all, unsatisfied staff look for other opportunities, and in what is quickly turning into a candidate-driven recruitment market, that can spell trouble. We suggest conducting regular, anonymous employee satisfaction surveys to get the pulse of your working environment.

*Pro-tip: Just instituting these surveys is not enough! If you find patterns of dissatisfaction among a large portion of your employees, make sure to make actionable changes. If your staff feels as though their concerns are being ignored, they will become disengaged and move on.

Per the SHRM article, the following ten companies have provided the highest internal satisfaction rating among human resources employees:

  • Wells Fargo
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Accenture
  • Boeing
  • Kmart
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Verizon
  • The Home Depot
  • AT&T
  • UnitedHealth Group

We suggest looking into the companies above when it comes to social media and company policies for human resources if you need inspiration for how to increase your recruiter satisfaction rating.


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