Interact in the digital world
The show must go on and if people are the lifeblood of a business then recruiters are the ones responsible for doctoring the economy! Ensure that you and your team and trained and confident in using online platforms and video technology. The future is now.
Track for quality relationships
The only way to improve at something is by practicing and refining. By tracking your interactions throughout your client and candidate relationships you are able to reflect on where you succeeded and where you went wrong. Steadily improve your service levels over time and build a loyal client!
Communicate to build lasting connections
We are all in the same boat – feeling somewhat lost at sea right now! You are in the unique position to provide your network with reassurance, positivity and support. Just a few words of encouragement can be life changing on a tough day.
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One Centralised Receptacle
The importance of having an efficient flow of CVs cannot be understated!! With Placement Partner, all your CVs flow directly into your database no matter which platform your candidate chooses to apply from. Convenient for you and your talent! If you’ve still got CVs landing in your inbox you need to get in touch IMMEDIATELY.
The race is on! And it’s fastest fingers first. To be a successful career Recruiter you absolutely must arm yourself with two things…
One is an excellent recruitment tool like the sleek and speedy Placement Partner V8, which offers the most comprehensive search and filtering options imaginable. We have always been proud of Placement Partner’s search capability – after all it’s the original and #1 reason for having an in-house recruitment system, right?
Instantaneous Reliable RESULTS
If we’re all being honest here we know that none of the bells and whistle offered by most software providers are nothing but smoke and mirrors… A little razzle dazzle always gets some ‘Oohs’ and ‘Ahhs’ but we at Placement Partner have always valued one things above all else – Real results, real fast! Not only will we give you the tools you need and train you up on how to use them, our dedicated accounts team can even offer advice on how best to structure your database architecture and customise the system to fit YOUR unique business.
Don’t settle for second best!
Let’s optimise your Recruitment business today…
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As our new and somewhat fragile economy finds its feet, we need to learn quickly and perform at the top of our game if any of us hope to turn this global challenge into a success story – Be it as an Entrepreneur starting a recruitment agency or an experienced Recruitment Team looking to grow rapidly and get back to their previous numbers quickly.
If you want to start a Recruitment Agency in South Africa, you need to first ensure that you have the right online presence and communication tools to connect with people successfully. Zieta makes clear sense of the science behind our human nature and offers some great, practical tools to improve your skill set for the new normal.
Last week, NLP Coach – Zieta Olievier hosted an incredibly interesting webinar on her specialty field. In this session, How to Sell you Business Online – Getting Started we learnt how NLP can be used to impact our Clients and Candidates and how to use this knowledge to build your online business.
Here is a quick overview of what we covered and you can watch a recording of the webinar too.
What is NLP?
Neuro – The mind which processes our experiences via the 5 senses.
Linguistics – The language through which our perceptions are coded, ordered and given meaning.
Programming – The ability to identify and use the programs in our neurological system to achieve desired outcomes.
By understanding the NLP of our clients and candidates, we can more successfully communicate with them, on their level of understanding, to more effectively guide them through your recruitment process. Using these tools you can improve your placement rates and foster loyal long-term relationships.
How do you use it online?
The KLT Factor – Know You, Like You, Trust You
Online users are bombarded with information and therefore must make snap subconscious decisions about the content they see online. Bearing this in mind, the first step is to ask yourself what first impressions you are making with your social media.
Within the first 5 seconds of looking at your social media profiles, you want to ensure that you check all of these boxes:
The next step is to get these online users to like you. Studies have found that people need to see you at least 8 times before they will start to interact with your brand online. The more often you share things which help people to get to know you, the more quickly they will grow to like you. Communicate directly with your target market and tailor your message and the help you are offering, to them specifically.
Trust is built on 2 things:
- Integrity, which means you do what you say.
- Competence, which means you can show evidence of results
Your online content needs to show that you have these two things in order to build trust with your audience. Testimonials are a great way to demonstrate your competence
As you continue to follow this recipe consistently over time you will begin to build a following of people who are really interested in your offering and with whom your content really resonates.
What should you be sharing?
In terms of the medium of your posts and content:
- Ensure that your content type is stimulating (video is the best option) and that it is an appropriate fit for the platform you’re using.
- Stick to your brand colours consistently and make your posts visually appealing.
- Show your face and let people hear what you have to say ‘in person’. This will help to build trust.
Share content which educates your audience and inspires them to think about your topic or area of expertise in a new way. Don’t tell your clients and candidates what they already know, rather share helpful updated information.
Don’t worry about making all your posts perfect. It may be better to just give a quick snapshot of your real life. This will make you more relatable to your audience.
By persevering and following this strategy consistently and conscientiously over a long period of time, you will be building a strong client and candidate base which will one day explode in success, much like compound interest.
We at Placement Partner have every intention of walking the talk ourselves and we have some exciting content lined up for all of our valued clients and the Recruitment Industry at large! You can look forward to lot of action packed short videos, top tip articles, useful recruitment tools and events to get you thriving in the new recruitment era!
Keep an eye out for more information coming soon and be sure to share the learning opportunity with your fellow recruitment professionals and follow us on social media!
Thank you to all of our wonderful clients for joining us on the 28th of June 2020 for an extremely informative session with Charlene Jacquin of Synapse Solutions. Our participants were spoiled with free and discounted NBI Assessments and free consultations. Phew…how lucky are we?!
Here is a little bit of what we learned and some more information on what you have to look forward to next week!
1. What we learned:
Charlene helped us to understand thinking preferences from a completely different perspective, which I for one found to be fascinating. The session was focussed on developing an understanding of how we can overcome our thinking preference obstacles by adopting whole-brain thinking.
We learned that our brains are divided into a left (logical side) and right (creative side) hemisphere. This is further divided into four quadrants and then further into 8 dimensions to give you a clear idea of how you tend to think and organise your world.
Charlene took us through some practical steps which an individual could go through to grow during these times of discomfort, ensuring that we are holding ourselves accountable for our growth rather than being stunted. If we have learned anything during the Covid-19 pandemic, it is that sometimes it’s not possible to change our circumstances in the short term, and so the best we can do is to adapt to the environment which surrounds us. For example;
- As recruiters, we may not be able to change our office environment, the rules of engagement in the workplace or the people we work with on a daily basis, yet we need to learn how to thrive in this environment.
- The same would go for our candidates as they enter into new workplaces.
The NBI Assessment gives recruitment consultants the best possible opportunity to provide both the candidate and client with a valuable, positive experience aiding further business opportunity in the form of placements and retention of clients for repeat business.
2. Here is what you have to look forward to next week!!!!
Anyone who is looking to build their business and ramp up their online presence should REGISTER NOW!
With over 18 years in the Health and Fitness Industry, Zieta is now sharing her insight and wealth of knowledge with all entrepreneurs and business people.
Her speciality lies in helping them to get clarity on who exactly they serve and want to impact. She then guides them through the process of crafting an offering and a message which attracts their ideal client.
Zieta in an NLP Coach and has use the principles from this modality of coaching to help her clients understand themselves, their clients and how they should be showing up in the online world. In this interactive session she will be sharing a simple, easy-to-implement formula to achieve online success.
Today, Shirley treats us to an interview with a vital member of the team who many of our clients know and love but have rarely ever had the chance to see in person. Ntsali Mota is our Support Team Leader and has been a valuable member of the Placement Partner team for 8 years now and today she shares some of her wisdom with us!
Ntsali started her journey with Placement Partner back in 2012 as a temp receptionist, worked her way up to being a Support Consultant and then went on to become the Support Team Leader. Through this time, her greatest joy has been to get to know all of our clients, even though she has not met many of them face to face, she knows them better than most and has developed a real understanding of the daily challenges faced by Recruiters.
DID YOU KNOW??
Somehow, the effervescent Ntsali doesn’t drink coffee!
What does the Support role entail?
Our primary goal is to ensure that our clients are happy at all times, that they receive the best possible assistance, in a timely manner. It’s our job to ensure that our clients are always getting service with a smile. It’s important for us to be empathetic to their difficulties.
As a team, we strive to work together as a well oiled machine, all for the betterment of our clients. As the team leader I need to motivate and drive the rest of the team to strive for these goals too.
What is the main objective of your role?
Client satisfaction above all else! We want our clients to always be happy, no matter what. This requires the whole team to work together as one organism with this goal as our focus. A big part of this has been working closely with the technical team and learning as much as I can from them in order to better assist our clients.
Most of all, Ntsali says she is grateful for the learning opportunities she has in dealing with each recruiter’s unique interactions and experience with the Placement Partner system.
How have you achieved this objective during the lockdown period?
During the lockdown, much of my motivation has been derived from hearing about and sharing in the successes of my clients. It has really been eye opening to me to see what a positive impact our work is having on the world – When I speak to clients and hear them getting excited about landing a new client or placing candidates I can see that together, we are making a real difference in the world.
The basis of my role hasn’t changed much during these difficult times and that has been a great help! We have been sticking to our motto, making sure that the client always comes first, and keeping to what we know works well for us.
As a team, we know that we must first take good care of ourselves in order to really care for our clients. As they say, inspired people inspire people! It’s nice to have a break from the hustle and bustle. This really has helped me to stay calm and to share this calm with the clients I have been assisting.
I also love the fact that we can now work with our slippers on! This is one thing which I think is really fantastic about our new way of life. Rather than being dragged down by the negatives presented by the lockdown, rather focus on the positives which have come with it and always keep your primary goal at the top of your mind.
What advice can you offer to the Recruiters out there?
Although we are still adapting to the new normal, if you eliminate the fear of the unknown and live for the here and now, there is so much to be gained. Accept that you can only do so much each day and make the most of it. Even if you just put a smile on someone else’s face, know that you have done enough. If we can do this we will come out of the other side feeling transformed and being fundamentally better people.
If you’re feeling motivated and happy today, try to share a little bit of your positivity with others. It might just be the thing that helps another person to get through their difficulties. My hope is that by making these small changes we will come out of this pandemic as better people.
In an effort to share the value of this knowledge with more of our industry, we’d like to offer our Placement Partner family the opportunity to share this event with your community too. If they are part of your family, we consider them part of ours.
This week, we bring you yet another excellent guest speaker – Charlene Jacquin, Director of Synapse Solutions
Don’t miss out!
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Charlene spent over a decade on a journey of working in various fields, furthering her studies, tutoring underprivileged kids, helping them choose careers based on their preferences, and managing small teams later on in a more corporate environment – She realized that the questions “What career am I suited for?” or “What if I chose a different career path – Would I be more fulfilled today?” still lingered in the hearts of many. This is because people often don’t know their own preferences and thus don’t understand themselves and where they fit into the world. This 13 year journey led her to become an NBI® Practitioner in the hopes of making a greater impact at different stages in people’s lives.
The Neethling Brain Instruments are specifically beneficial to individuals in recruitment where you are dealing with both the client and the candidate. Recruiters have a responsibility to both the client and the candidate in meeting the client’s expectation and pairing the candidate with a career that suits their skillset and interest.
Charlene likes to use the concept of a wine pairing to illustrate the relationship. When you are served the right flavours or spices with your wine pairing, the result is somewhat delicious and you’re likely to buy that specific wine to take home, perhaps even come back for another amazing pairing later on. However, if your pairing leaves a bad taste in your mouth – pun intended – you may have a very different experience altogether and leave with the memory of “that time” you tasted bad wine.
This is much like creating a partnership between the client and the candidate. If you pair the wrong candidate to the client – you might find a clash and disagreement and potentially face losing a client over a mismatch. However, pair the right client and candidate and you have possibly created one of the best synergies the pair have ever had.
With the NBI® Adult and Jobs profiles – we can identify an individual’s unique thinking preference for certain processes, skills, work environments and clearly match that to the jobs they are either suited for or applying for. Being able to give ‘candidate specific’ feedback to the client is also incredibly valuable and helpful in their decision-making process when it comes to appointments. Not to mention a mountain of credibility that is established on the recruiter’s end for really doing the relevant ‘homework’ into the fit.