Vacancy numbers fell during the quarter for the eighth consecutive period from December 2022 to February 2023, down by 4.3% from September to November 2022, with vacancies falling in 12 of the 18 industry sectors. The UK employment rate was 75.7% from November 2022 to January 2023, 0.1 percentage points higher than the previous three-month period. (ONS UK Govt Data) This backdrop helps make the UK probably the world’s most competitive, saturated recruitment market. Advancing technology, fewer job requisitions, clients expecting better quality candidates faster, sceptical candidates, and an economy that isn’t exactly booming means every second counts. Staying ahead of the game is mission-critical if you’re going to place candidates into vacancies you’re recruiting for.
It’s about time. Your time. Your client’s time. Your consultant’s time. As a CEO or Marketing Director of a recruitment agency, you know that listening, speed, efficiency, and robust processes are mission-critical. Suppose your team will turn around a placement faster than your competition. In that case, your website design and brand experience must be frictionless and powered by seamless technology integration to drive your process. This “frictionless” brand experience determines your success and revenue.
Your website, integrated with technology, is mission-critical to your recruitment consultant’s success. We’ll showcase real-life examples from various recruitment industry leaders in other blogs and explain how a tech-enabled, custom-designed website powered by seamless integration powers your agency billings to new heights.
Streamline Your Candidate Placement Process:
Placing candidates in new jobs efficiently is the lifeblood of any recruitment agency. A conversion-focused website design with robust technology integration streamlines your recruiting processes. By using an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) seamlessly integrated into your website, recruiters have faster, more accurate data to operate with and better visibility of their process for candidates, clients, and consultants. The best recruiters are leveraging technology to share vacancy and status updates with their talent pools and leveraging tech in their process to be more productive, efficient, and effective.
Your website is your open door to the world. When did you last apply for a job on your website? How easy and seamless was your applicant experience? All recruitment websites must be intuitive, frictionless, and easy (effortless) for candidates to submit applications – even on a mobile device (63% of your traffic). Their details automatically & instantly flow into your ATS/system of record. This might be after your website has chased its application over text messages or built up the data set on its application. This type of process flow increases application rates by up to 30%. What if they don’t have their CV on their device… want to register fast, and are on their device.
This is where conversion drivers / “Apply With” technology helps you get more candidates. Your ATS can then notify your consultants so they action their application fast. This automation eliminates manual data entry, reduces administrative tasks, and frees up your consultants to focus on what they do best—finding top talent and matching them with the right opportunities. Staffing Future clients have seen conversion/application rates increase hugely… sometimes by up to 148%.
Revenue Generation and New Client Acquisition
As a recruitment agency, generating revenue and acquiring new clients is crucial for growth. Your website, backed by powerful technology integration, is pivotal in driving both.
Your website becomes a lead-generation powerhouse by leveraging quality content and deploying advanced technology. Integrating your website with intelligent chatbots can engage and qualify potential clients, capturing their information in real-time and seamlessly directing them to the appropriate consultant for further engagement/to engage in your process.
With the ability to generate customised landing pages and targeted content, you can attract and convert potential clients unaware of your services. A custom web design crafted by the in-house design experts at Staffing Future ensures your agency’s unique value proposition shines through, making it easier to win new business and engage existing clients in a competitive market.
Accelerate Growth and Increase ROI:
Time is of the essence in the recruitment industry. The faster you connect candidates with clients, the greater your chances of success. A well-designed website, integrated with cutting-edge technology, accelerates the hiring process and helps you reach revenue goals faster.
For instance, consider the power of integrating your website with AI-powered resume parsing tools such as Daxtra or Text Kernel. These tools automatically extract relevant candidate data from resumes, eliminating manual effort and speeding up the shortlisting process. The time saved allows your consultants to engage with more candidates and clients, driving revenue growth and improving your return on investment (ROI). Best of all, the structured data you now have on their record makes it easy to mine when searching for matches against your open vacancies.
Some of the SIA’s top 20 staffing agencies and recruitment industry leaders already harness the power of our website design and technology integration to achieve remarkable results. Recruitment agencies like Cherry Professional and Harnham partnered with Staffing Future to revolutionize their business operations, transform their consultants’ work week and drive incredible results.
Leveraging a custom-designed website with seamless integration with their ATS Bullhorn, Cherry Professional reduced their workload by 12 hours a week after three months and put 30% more time back on their consultants’ desks every week. Harnham harvested an opportunity from organic traffic and converted that into invoices worth £ million within the first three months after going live on the Staffing Future platform. This sort of performance drives your business on our platform, where our website platform capabilities are stunning.
Another client, ProAlt, leveraged our proprietary platform technology to generate tailored landing pages and integrated conversion technology and saw a 140% increase in qualified candidates within the first quarter of its website going live.
As a CEO or Marketing Director of a recruitment agency, your success lies in your ability to adapt to the evolving industry landscape. A custom website design, coupled with seamless technology integration, means you can unlock and accelerate the full potential of your recruitment processes. By optimising your candidate placement process, generating revenue, acquiring new clients, and accelerating growth, you position your agency as the thought leader in your niche; everyone wants to work with is secured.
Call us to discuss your project, get a competitor site review, or chat with our team of experts talking about technology and integrations.