6a010536babee3970c010536f6e32f970b My site, The RecruiterU.com has been running an ongoing survey that asks;“What are two or three things that keep you up at night as arecruiting firm owner?”

Of the over 850 responses so far, finding, attracting, and onboarding successful recruiters even in our current market environment is the overwhelming thing causing recruiting firm owners “sleepless nights” as it was mentioned by over 64% of the respondents.  A distant second was managing cash flow by 43% of respondents.

Probably not a huge surprise, but with over 850 responses, these findings validate beyond a shadow of a doubt your biggest headaches.

There are six deadly mistakes search firm owners make in this process. Each is tied to the other and if one ‘link’ in the chain is broken, the whole chain breaks:

  • Owners are not clear on“why” they are hiring.
  • Owners have weak finding and attracting “systems” for new talent.
  • Owners do not have a defined interview process.
  • Owners do not have a defined onboarding system.
  • Owners have an “owners” mentality for new hire motivation.
  • Owners have poor followup systems for new hires.

For a more in depth disucssion on this topic visitwww.TheRecruiterU.com/HireNow to enroll in a free teleseminar on February 5th at 3pm ET.  If you are reading this after the 5th, go to the site to get a free copy of the audio to download.

Owners in a position to hire often think there is a dream or ideal profile of the “perfect” candidate. There is no such profile! The winners and losers come from the same places. The key to finding and attracting great recruiters starts with a strong vision put forward in the marketing/recruiting process. It continues
with setting proper expectations during the interview. Also, more success comes to those with strong as well as defined recruiting training programs and onboarding processes.

Lastly, if owners do not follow through and hold new hires accountable, no matter how good the new hire,
many will not make it.  I covered this topic in more depth and and am conducting 75 minute teleseminar on these 6 mistakes and how to avoid them.  Resister to it for free by visiting www.TheRecruiterU.com/HireNow