In recruiting, you need multiple avenues for finding the best and the right talent. Not only data analytics and AI sources, but you also need to stay up to date with the latest recruitment marketing strategies. Have you been doing your research on those strategies? If not, let us at SourceMatch help you learn more about retaining and recruiting candidates, using the most up to date research.
Various Types of Marketing Strategies
Where do we start?! There are so many different and new marketing strategies that change daily! As recruiters, we need to stay current with those. Where should your focus be? Which platforms match your clients’ needs? Which sites are the best for finding the correct talent? These are some questions that we ask daily to fulfill our clients’ needs. Every search is unique and will require some variation of each strategy.
Current Recruitment Marketing Platforms
There are quite a few different types of social media sites that recruiters can utilize for reaching out to candidates. It’s estimated that there are 3.2 billion social media users, which accounts for 42% of the population. Social media platforms such as Facebook (68% of Americans use this site and a total of 2.2 billion users globally), LinkedIn (630 million users globally), Twitter (326 million users globally), and Instagram (1 billion users globally), are some of the most common. Using these websites, you have the option to freely post and reach out to potential candidates, learn more about those candidates, and even use the paid marketing options they offer for those connections to potential candidates. For example, with Facebook, you can share any job openings, research users work history, and connect with them to find out more about a proper professional fit. With LinkedIn, you can easily find work history, current, and prior experience, while also having the option to connect through a message portal. Usually, LinkedIn will include significantly more information than Facebook, very much like a resume. This helps us learn more about potential candidates and make an initial assessment of how well they align with the basic requirements of a role. LinkedIn is also very useful in sharing knowledge and information that both candidates and clients find valuable. With an average of 2.2 hours of social media time spent per day, utilizing this resource is valuable for recruiters. For instance, SourceMatch publishes recruiting videos, short posts, blog articles, company news, and useful infographics.
Recruiters also have access to specific recruiting websites. Those include Zip Recruiter, Career Builder, Glassdoor, and Indeed. These have multiple marketing tools that allow you to post jobs, contact a specific group of candidates that meet a certain profile or promote ads that can reach very large audiences within certain states or even across the country. Some of these offer free or paid marketing services, depending on your company’s needs.
Marketing on your Company Website
A company’s digital presence may start with outreach, however, professionals and clients will check your company’s website. Is your user-friendly? Does it allow candidates to easily apply for jobs? Can users ask questions or is the FAQ section accessible? What about email notification sign up (do you have a pop up for email notifications)? These are some ways that companies can use marketing tools to keep users engaged in the hiring process. Having a user-friendly website (i.e. fast, intuitive, and functional) will attract candidates. If they can see that your website is current and professional, it’s one step closer to building trust.
It’s important to keep your FAQ section up to date as well. Have you noticed any user confusion? Have you tested the job application functionality on your site? Was it easy or confusing? If it was confusing, then SourceMatch can help guide your company to the current marketing trends and updates. If it was easy and users remarked that it was a top-notch experience, then you are on the right track.
Having an email notification pop up / sign up for jobs is a great marketing tool to keep candidates in the know. Maybe one candidate was content in a role, but something has changed and he or she wants to try a different position. If you have the email notification sign up available, it will send candidates the latest job openings. The best time to send out emails is between 4pm to 8pm (Marketing Stats C, 2019). This creates more interest and even brand awareness. Other companies will see that your company is becoming more popular, causing word of mouth awareness, and contributing to potential clients as well.
It is important to keep up with your company website and visitors. Using marketing tools, you can track trends and metrics. Shivarweb has quite a few metric trackers to choose from. Was there a particular post that attracted more views? What was going on during a time with fewer clicks? This leads you to understand what is most interesting and useful for your visitors, may those be prospective candidates or clients.
Marketing on Smartphones
Have you taken a look at your website using a smartphone? Is it user-friendly and compatible? What about starting an app for your company? These are just a few ways that you can market your company using smartphones. 91% of social media users, use smartphones to access the sites. Having a user-friendly website is very important and makes your company look professional for clients and candidates. As we are in a very technologically mobile time, where 80% of Americans now own a smartphone, it’s imperative that we keep up with the times. We must also check our website on smartphones. This helps us understand where the user is coming from and if there are any errors that need to be fixed. Is it clear for the user? Are the titles and buttons showing up correctly? Is your website engaging to users? Do they want to learn more about your services and company? How about your company name and logo? Does it stand out and flow easily? Apps are all the rage in the marketing world right now, where people check their phone apps every 12 minutes according to App Stats, 2019. Did you know that mobile apps are expected to generate $189 billion by 2020? Consider creating a company app, where users can have immediate connections for your company’s news. Marketing using these tools can really boost your company’s reach outs.
How to Stay Current With Technology Marketing
SourceMatch stays up to date with the most current marketing technology for recruiting. We have a team that is specifically focused on marketing and the latest trends involved with that. By using the most current technology, we provide our clients with the correct candidate match. Reach out to us to learn more! We would be happy to discuss and assist your company with recruiting searches.