I'll be the fist to admit this: I have not always been a trend setter. For many years I was in fact what we call simply a "contributor". Always contributing to the teams I was a part of - whether it was my role in managing a group of senior recruiters, training the new hopeful staffers or doing my own thing when my client was counting on me - and me alone - for results. I've helped build multi-million dollar organizations as well as establishing my own firm with satisfied clients throughout the country.
So "Thought Leadership" was a calling that just didn't ring true with my career plan. I was too busy joining the "Big Biller" ranks for my own interest.
But something happened last fall. Can't quite put my finger on it. But it happened. A light bulb went off for me. I'm supposing this is how "Thought Leadership" is thrust upon others who have joined these coveted ranks. Something just dawns on them - and there you have it. Take action on that "thought" and there you are. Thought Leader. Quite possibly this is the same feeling those in ministry or social services gets. A calling - if you will.
So I answered the call.
What am I talking about? (If anyone is reading this at all.....but that's another topic!) I'm talking about a quantum leap in how my agency and a growing number of other firms are providing service to their clients!
While many (all?) of our competitors are scrambling to make sure they have access to the very SAME candidate pool their competitors do - and then doing absolutley NOTHING to set that "product" apart from the masses - we have literally altered the landscape for our customers. No longer do they expect the same old resume shuffle when they are served by us. Nosiree!
Our clients are given an entirely new service. Are you ready for this? Not only do they open the resume when receiving an introduction from us - they then click the PLAY BUTTON on top of that resume and LISTEN to the candidate IN THEIR OWN WORDS describe their specific background for the job my client is recruiting for!
While the staffing world has been consumed with an all-out focus on the candidate side of our industry - CLIENTS have not seen any changes in the service they receive. To them it's been a nonstop stream of Word resumes since the first email was sent in the 90's with a resume attached.
So here I am. Thought leader. Changing the way agencies provide service to their clients. In fact - this is so new - I can't even come up with the right Google search words to use - because it's a brand new category! Recruiting/Staffing Presentation Management Software. Do you think anyone's punching those words into Google? If this was an ATS (which it does do....) then we would have more traffic than we could handle. But it's not. It's MORE than just a way to source and track the worlds resume database. It's about DOING SOMETHING with those candidates!
If you'd like to see what I'm talking about - just send me a note! Or take a look: Verbal Summary
Your clients will absolutely LOVE IT!