I meet face to face with my candidates and provide coaching (having been a HR Director before, I have had experiences coaching and use the same skills in preparing candidates). Prior to meeting the candidate, I've already qualified him/her over the phone and have received the ok from the hiring manager (our client) that they are interested in a face to face as well. In my face to face, I go over my insight of the position, I try to give everything I know from the hiring manager's character to what I think about the client's org. culture. I give them tips on what they should discuss, some of the qualities the candidate has that would be an asset to the organization he/she is interviewing at. It puts the candidate at ease and when we depart, the candidate is feeling confident and assured that he/she has the the right skills for this company to sell him/herself. Its relationship building at its best between me and the candidate. That way, if it doesn't work out with the client, at least we both go away feeling good about our connection.
Happy coaching! Deena
Yes, it does take from my day to day, I only do it for the managerial positions and mostly when the hiring manager also wants it done and is looking for my input. It can take 1-2 hours depending on the candidate's q&a.
What you are doing sounds interesting!
Hi Moshin. Maybe you want to let a few people here demo your software. Not sure if you will have any takers but perhaps you will. let me know
Thanks for your message. I would be more then happy to offer staffing companies a demo of the EmployPrep software. Unfortunately a proper demo would have to be via web meeting (webex)/phone, which i don't mind providing. This gives us an opportunity to show how the software works from a company point of view and what their candidates would see from the website. How would I be able to get the message out that we can provide demos? We do have a request form on our site. This is new and one of a kind, so trying to build awareness. Staffing companies can also gain some information and see a quick information video or take a tour via our website at www.employprep.com
Thanks again for the response.
Slouch said:Hi Moshin. Maybe you want to let a few people here demo your software. Not sure if you will have any takers but perhaps you will. let me know
Interesting business solution to make recruiters more effect and efficient. My concern with automation in our industry is that it takes away from connecting. Recruiting is basically sales and sales basically is building relationships. Automation of a critical process, taking the human element out of this equation would concern me. We manage a process, not candidates or clients, we manage a process to help build relationships to grow and demonstrate the benefit of career growth and the alignment of strategic business growth. I agree with you on your main premise, that staffing firms fail to prep candidates or clients on agendas and areas of focus. The introduction of ATS, Job Boards, Business Networks etc are all hear today because we as recruitment professionals failed to deliver the real value clients look to us for, managing this dynamic recruitment process to a predictable outcome. If your software helps build this relationship with both the staffing firm and their clients, I believe you will have a winner. Our business is all about engagement. I look forward to seeing a demo here and offer you some more feedback.
Neat idea! Very original and helpful. I would definitely like a demo. If you set up an event please let me know.
p.s. I am not a staffing company, but our clients our staffing and recruiting companies who could benefit from your services.
MarComm Manager, Akken Staffing Software and Recruiting Software
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