According to an ongoing study conducted by Lou Adler, CEO of Performance-based Hiring Learning System, around 85 per cent of jobs these days are filled via some kind of networking. This is a great statistic for recruiters, because our whole job revolves around connecting talented people with clients that need new hires.
Recruiting is all about who you know, whether it's potential candidates, other recruiters or prospective clients.
However, many Australian recruitment professionals consider networking to be primarily talent-focused – if they are doing it, they're doing it to find candidates, not to build their personal network of connections. But networking might be more necessary to successful recruitment than agencies in Australia think.
Do I have to be networking as a recruiter in AU?
If you want to go far in the industry, then yes. Recruiting is all about who you know, whether it's potential candidates, other recruiters or prospective clients. LinkedIn might seem like the go-to method for building your network, but online connections are significantly less meaningful than relationships that have been built in-person.
The best place to start? Australian recruitment agency networking events. Even though they're designed for job-seekers, these meetups could supply you with a bunch of new contacts – ones you probably wouldn't have met online. Through these connections, you can bring more business to your agency – whether it's through new talent, new clients or a new recruiter.
How can TRIS help me network better?
TRIS Recruitment Software from Recruitment Systems is designed to make recruiters' lives easier across the board. Many recruitment software solutions try to automate the human-to-human component of recruiting, but this – like networking – is at the heart of the profession and can't be replaced by an app.
TRIS, on the other hand, eliminates the daily administrative tasks that recruiters must go through, allowing them to focus more of their energy on building interpersonal relationships across their network. Our mobile app, TRIS5, will arrive in 2018 and is specifically engineered to allow for speedy and efficient candidate management on the go.
Hopping on a flight? No problem – TRIS5 will automatically back up your work offline and sync once you have service again. No other software in the industry can do this; TRIS5 is wholly unique and wholly exceptional. For more information, please reach out to a representative from Recruitment Systems today.