Stop, collaborate and listen.
Innovative recruitment? When we think about top innovators or evolutionary theorists, we may think of the likes of Charles Darwin or Steve Jobs – well, Google certainly does anyway.
But really, who could be more inspiring than that guy with the oddly trimmed goatee and a sensational 90’s one-time rap hit?
Maybe a more seasoned recruiter would give a better example, but, as a “recroobie”, I look to Vanilla Ice for my innovation inspiration.
Innovative thinking allows us to progress, respond to competition and develop unique selling points. These are all important elements within the world of recruitment. And what better way to get those results than stopping, collaborating and listening?
Innovation, like evolution, should be a force and not a process. Ideas bind us together, they mutate and they spread. Stopping is the catalyst that allows us to act out of curiosity and begin to collaborate.
Here at Cohesion we are always looking for new ways to interact with candidates and create the highest response rate possible for our clients.
Using social media for recruitment
Our Thames Water Graduate recruitment team were able to do just that by collaborating with our marketing team to create a truly unique and innovative recruitment experience.
Through sharing, listening and maintaining a strong focus on success we were able to host an extremely fruitful Twitter Q&A session with prospective applicants (search #AskTWGrads on Twitter to see for yourselves). This not only allowed us to interact with candidates in an entirely new way, it also increased Thames Water’s follower count, encouraged an influx of applications and enhanced Thames Water’s employer brand.
Better ways to recruit
Innovation allows us to attain the seemingly impossible. In an industry thriving on change and flourishing at such a rapid rate, we need to keep up.
With that in mind, how can one recruiter effectively prep 15 candidates for an assessment centre in under 1 hour? Well, by implementing something as easy as a conference call – which we did.
It’s a little bit like Queen and David Bowie creeping in at the beginning of ‘Ice Ice Baby’. We need to utilise what we have in order to revolutionise the way we think.
We are constantly looking to evolve – and within this industry, we need to stop, collaborate and listen in order to achieve that.