The recruitment industry is missing a trick
By Gregg Thompson • 09 Jan 2017
For recruiters, it is imperative to match your candidates with the latest available job opportunities quickly and efficiently. Getting knowledge of placements ahead of your competition, understanding the clients brief and working efficiently will all give you the added edge to meet target and maximise your earning potential. As a former recruitment consultant myself, I understand the pressures and requirements needed in your sector. I have transitioned to cloud sales and wish I’d had my cloud knowledge and resource when I was a recruiter.
I meet business owners every week, many from the recruitment sector and many of them are missing sales because their business systems are hindering growth. To make things worse many businesses have already purchased the solution but they aren’t using it correctly and are therefore wasting money and losing leads month after month.
Recruiters are not maximising the cloud's potential
The majority of recruiters have already decided cloud is the answer but they don’t know how to use this technology to its full potential. The recruitment industry is guilty of not using the cloud market wisely. Of course, there will be exceptions, but I’ve witnessed many recruiters who are spending their IT budget badly.
There seem to be two camps.
Flogging a dead horse
Recruiters who have legacy systems that they are desperately trying to trudge along with. A lack of investment in technology has meant they have old unsupported systems that are working but creaking loudly. Disaster for these companies is often imminent and I fear for people with this strategy.
Not using what you own
The other camp have bought a robust cloud solution such as Microsoft Office 365 but are using only a fraction of what is available and missing out on many features that can further their business.
With a few simple changes Cloud Direct can help you to;
- Make more placements
- Stay ahead of your competition
- Improve communication with your clients
- Streamline internal collaboration
- Work efficiently throughout the day
I’m not going to reveal the secrets online but I can tell you that using cloud technology to its full potential is a big part of the solution.
Cloud technology is mainstream
Surveys show that over 92% of businesses will use cloud services in the next six months and this is fast becoming a $500billion business.
Cloud technology is affordable
The world’s biggest companies are in a price war to get their market share of the $500 billion, therefore we have seen cloud consumption costs tumble.
Cloud technology should help the business as well as the IT department
Due to the enormous investment in cloud infrastructure we all have access to data centres that are hyper secure, compliant, infinitely scalable, accessible from anywhere and fine-tuned for elite performance.
Investing in cloud should be a business decision first and an IT decision second. It is about having infrastructure that drives your business goals, increases profits and mitigates risks. To ensure this does indeed occur you need to select a trusted cloud partner to help you navigate the minefield of cloud solutions.
For both camps (the dead horse floggers and under-utilisers), there is help at hand. If you want to ensure that your business has an IT strategy that enables your business strategy please give me a call for a free consultation.
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