As an experienced recruiter, you've undoubtedly built up a wealth of knowledge and skills that have helped you succeed in our industry. However, when it comes to starting your own recruitment business, the challenges can be very different.
So, you have planned your exit from your employer and decided to take the plunge and go as an independent Recruiter, what now? Have you thought through all that is involved and, most importantly, how can you expand your agency?
You'll need to build a brand that resonates with your target clients and candidates, find ways to make your business more efficient and profitable, and create a team that can help you scale your operations.
Setting up your own agency can be a bumpy road, but with all the above in place, it's possible to grow your recruitment business quickly:
Get Your Brand on Point
Focus on building a strong brand that communicates your values, mission, and unique selling points to potential clients and candidates.
First, figure out who your target audience is, what their pain points are, and how you plan to solve them. What is your point of difference and what is your positioning in the market? Use that information to craft a brand message that speaks directly to them.
Once you have your message, make sure it's consistent across all your marketing channels - website, social media, outreaches, podcasts, and more. A consistent colour scheme, logo, and font can help create a seamless image for your brand. But don't forget, the most important thing is that your team needs to be on board and live and breathe the brand values.
Leverage Technology & Automation
Investing in a solid tech stack is a no-brainer: It will save you time and money.
It will take care of time-consuming tasks like sourcing, resume screening, scheduling interviews, communicating with candidates and clients, and much more. By leveraging technology, you will be able to focus on what truly matters: building strong and meaningful relationships with your stakeholders.
Another important area where technology can be a huge asset is in data analysis and reporting. By tracking key metrics such as candidate engagement, time-to-hire, and cost-per-hire, you can gain valuable insights into the performance of your recruitment efforts and make data-driven decisions to improve your ROI.
Besides saving you time, how does data help you? With access to accurate and up-to-date data, you can identify opportunities for improvement, optimise your strategies and ultimately make better decisions and successfully achieve your goals.
Invest in a Remote Recruitment Team
Investing in a remote recruitment business is also a great option to grow your business faster. A remote team allows you to expand your reach, source more candidates faster and reduce overhead costs.
You won't have to worry about office space, equipment, or other costs that come with an office-based team - which can add up quickly.
Another benefit of remote recruitment teams is that they can work around the clock. Hiring Virtual Assistants to be in charge of the sourcing and admin tasks will be of great value here. If they’re located in different time zones your recruitment process never stops.
However, it's essential to have a robust training process in place as well as tools for communication and collaboration with them. Use platforms like Slack, Zoom, and WhatsApp to keep your team on the same page and ensure they can deliver the best results. Also, make sure to schedule regular team meetings, video calls, and catch-ups so that everyone feels connected and kept in the loop.
Building a remote recruitment team can be challenging in terms of time management, communication, and maintaining the company culture, but with the right tools and processes, this can be overcome.
When deciding on setting up your own agency you don’t need to go through this by yourself. Besides mooning yourself with resources and knowledge, there are different ways you can get support.
You can become part of Recruitment Founders' communities like RecWired and network with like-minded people and participate in recruitment business-related discussions. Or if you need help planning and structuring your business in various areas within it, contact us today and let us discuss the best Doherty Group Advisory solution for you.