Month: July 2021

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What makes a best-in-class recruitment website?

By Peter Morrow   July 19, 2021  

In conversations, I’m often asked by recruiters what makes a best-in-class recruitment website?

In a nutshell, the recruiter is thinking… “Deliver more, high-quality candidates and generate more client leads.” However, we need to flip the perspective to think like your clients and candidates.

They’re thinking… “What makes your agency the best choice?” in a busy marketplace.

At Reverse Delta we add value by working out what it is that sets you apart from your competitors. We listen and ask loads of questions, such as “what makes your agency special?”. 
It’s not what you do – the jobs and clients you have, your sector expertise, global presence, years of experience… Others have those too. Or could get them.
It’s how you do it. Not structure, systems and processes, but what you’re like to work with: your approach, how you deal with candidates and clients. This can never be successfully copied.
It’s the experience you provide for candidates and clients that sets you apart. And this is what your bespoke, on-brand website should bring to life.
What makes a best-in-class recruitment website?
We will work with you to develop a compelling, powerful narrative theme that paints a picture of what you are like to work with. This is important for clients as reputation, experience, knowledge and expertise count. Beyond these, what tips the balance is your approach. Clients want to understand:

The way in which you go about business
How you will seek to understand their corporate aims, objectives and cultures to ensure best-fit hires
How you will represent and further their employer brand to candidates
What your culture is like, and what you will be like to deal with on a day-to-day basis.

This is important for candidates – beyond the jobs you have available and your reputation, high-quality candidates want to be sure that you will get to know them as an individual, not just a CV – that you’ll seek to understand:

What makes them tick, what drives and motivates them beyond remuneration and reward
What sort of workplace culture drives and makes them happy
Their unique longer-term career aspirations
And they want to get a sense of how you will seek to build trust and understanding with them.

As we know, candidates become clients and vice-versa. Both are seeking the same thing – a relationship carefully built and nurtured on understanding, trust, advice, emotional intelligence and effectiveness. You need to paint a picture of all this through your website content.

At Reverse Delta we believe the following mix makes a best-in-class recruitment website:
1)      Creative Strategy
The foundation for success. Together, we need to develop a compelling, authentic theme before we build all of this…
2)      Content & Design
It’s okay to show off! Because if you’re not clear about what makes you the best choice, how can anyone else?
3)      Technology
The secret ‘sauce’ behind the scenes that gives you the edge. And with a roadmap that keeps your team ahead of the rest.
4)      Customer Service
We’ve got your back! With proactive, can-do Tech Support, Creative Services and Account Management
We want to develop a long-term partnership with all our clients, with service at the heart of all the things we do. From the first contact and through everything we do.  
Let us make your FXRecruiter recruitment website the hardest-working member of your team!
Get in contact today with one of our experts to discuss how we can help you build a best in class recruitment website. We have packages to suit all budgets and drive your competitive technological advantage over your competition in converting the best talent. reversedelta.com/contact  or call 08000 199737.

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Have candidates? Struggling to get clients?

By Peter Morrow   July 12, 2021  

Mid-week I spoke with a recruiter who had plenty of candidates but was struggling to find clients. In the current market this was an unusual conversation, but one that ended up being a fruitful discussion.

The customer spoke of doing all the right things but the response so far was poor.

We reviewed their current recruitment website together. The website was a number of years old and had not been updated whilst their business had grown substantially in recent years, including a few acquisitions. As a business, they had established that their current website didn’t convert clients.

This article is about how Reverse Delta aims to add value to your content and design for your bespoke custom-designed recruitment website.
Adding value beyond technology and design
We know that your recruitment website needs to be as unique as your business. That’s why our consultative and proactive approach combines industry-leading tech with the flexibility to build you a website that exactly fits your business – not one that constrains your business with a one-size-fits-all solution.

What’s more, we know you’re looking for more than just technical and design expertise – you need a trusted partner that provides great aftercare and customer service, that shares valuable insights with you and brings you ongoing innovation to keep your business ahead of your competition.

In building your employer brand we aim to develop a strong compelling narrative or theme about your business. Our team has a great deal of experience assisting with this.
Positioning you as trusted partners in the field of talent acquisition for your specific sector(s) or industry is key to building trust.
We aim to pull out your story, history and expertise and present that to your prospective clients to convert client leads for your business.
We recommend a strategic content plan, expanding your theme and resulting in engaging, meaningful content (especially videos).
We will discuss your strategic content plan in-depth with you and are always available to offer creative services such as copywriting, brochures, white papers and blogs. Our advanced Content Management System (CMS) enables all of this across pages and posts.
Meaningful, engaging content is crucial – that demonstrates deep sector knowledge and shows an understanding of current client-focused issues
PDFs are good (people like to download and keep) but should always replicate hosted content, not be instead of.
Clear engaging client-focused calls-to-action and contact forms on all client pages all encourage contact.
Up-to-date, meaningful content is key. Our blogging technology allows case studies and recent placements to be easily managed as blog categories and presented anywhere on the website to complement related content or jobs.
Use of gated content and lead magnets that add value for clients in exchange for contact details.
Close consultation with your team.
Deliverable website specification and design brief

Our experienced team aims to add value by working with you to showcase the experience you provide for candidates and clients that sets you apart from your competitors. And this is what your website should bring to life to attract, engage and convert prospective clients.
Generate client leads for the business
Our recruitment platform FXRecruiter helps convert clients with great features outlined below:

Contact forms – recommend placing on all client pages
Meet the Team pages – recommend video profiles
Advanced blog and content marketing
Gated content - to generate lead magnets
RPO / Client microsites – recommend dedicating to your best clients
Candidate Board – showcase your talent to your clients behind gated sign-in

Creative strategy and content plan
We offer enhanced creative strategy and content plans. Including

Discovery meetings with senior personnel
Discovery workshops with a selection of your team 
Creative strategy reports
Client and candidate experience definition
Website content plan

As well as providing the foundation for genuine, meaningful content, clients have said they’ve found the process of discovery activities and creative strategy in itself to be of real benefit and value to their business.

Make contact today with one of our experts to discuss your challenges and learn more about meaningful content - reversedelta.com/contact  or call 08000 199737.

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War for the best talent

By Peter Morrow   July 8, 2021  

For nearly 20 years Reverse Delta, a Recruitics Company, has helped recruiters to get more traffic to your websites! More job seekers reading your job adverts and more conversions in applying. We built integrations to your ATS, CRM and Multiposter, that moves data from one location to another without breaking. We then made everything work on mobile and tablets, making it easy for applicants to find their jobs, quickly apply and upload CVs. We added lead generation such as register for job notifications and blogging functionality which can easily be shared on social media platforms. Our joined-up thinking and innovative approach have developed into FXRecruiter - our recruitment platform.

Before we all learnt about life in a pandemic, the word ‘furlough’ and what a lockdown meant, we’d been building web-based systems for years. Our web-based systems allow your business to operate in any home in the land!

This year, the market has changed and the war for the best talent is on.

The pool of talent is unusually small compared to recent years. Brexit has had an impact on the UK labour market, with some Europeans returning home. Covid has also impacted the UK labour market, although sectors have been affected in different ways ie Healthcare vs Hospitality.  With millions still on furlough, many reluctant to enter the job market for fear of losing income and job stability. Office workers who have moved out of the major cities, possibly never to return, happy to stay in their current role or maybe finding other opportunities such as setting up a business. Finally, the impact of child care necessities during Lockdown has had its effect on parents and guardians, but women are the group most affected. 
The best talent understands the value they add and are either snapped up quickly or are hesitant about making moves in this climate.
Having a well-thought-through and slick process has never been as valuable as it is right now – you need to get to that talent before your competition.
There are challenges to fill vacancies in businesses and organisations across the UK. Many of those business owners will be looking to your agency to fill their vacant position.

You need great technology to complement, add value and streamline the hiring process. It could be the gamechanger you have been looking for and we’re confident that our recruitment platform FXRecruiter gives you the edge and keeps you ahead.
Generating candidates for your roles
Reassuringly, FXRecruiter makes talent acquisition a breeze, by automating your digital marketing and integrating with your current systems and processes. Integrate with your ATS, CRM and Multiposter – so you can advertise your jobs on your website.
Attract features – gain a competitive advantage:

SEO optimised job board (we will configure to your agency needs)
Integration with ATS, CRM and Multiposters and other tech providers
Google for Jobs built-in
Out-of-the-box SEO for jobs
Personalised, multiple job email notifications
Job marketing feeds
Recruitment campaign landing pages
Social media marketing
Send jobs to your LinkedIn company page
Video job ads
Consultants profiles can be shown with vacancies
Click-to-call phone numbers

Engage features – first impression count, so does the user experience:

Mobile-first – easy to use for candidates on any device
Clear signposts and easy-to-use navigation

Convert features – turn visitors into placements:

Clear calls to action to encourage engagement
Simple to sign up to email alerts from multiple places
Candidate Portal – build and manage detailed profile, upload documents, set communication preferences, personalised experience with recommended jobs and content.
Easy to register and apply, with clear benefits

Apply with LinkedIn
Apply with Indeed
Sign-up and sign in with Social
Upload CV from mobile

Retain features – keep in touch and nurture the relationship

Automate job and news alerts
You can send reminder emails
Integrate with email marketing software such as MailChimp
Automate postings to social media

Beyond the jobs you have available, high-quality candidates want to be sure that your agency will get to know them as an individual, not just a CV. That you’ll seek to understand what makes them tick, what drives and motivates them beyond remuneration and reward. We have outlined some of FXRecruiter superb features to help generate candidates for your roles.
Let us make your FXRecruiter recruitment website the hardest-working member of your team!
Get in contact today with one of our experts to discuss how we can help you generate candidates for your roles. We have packages to suit all budgets and drive your competitive advantages. reversedelta.com/contact  or call 08000 199737.

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4 ways to improve job searches for a better candidate experience

By Peter Morrow   July 6, 2021  

A recruiter lives and dies by the jobs they’re able to place candidates in. A prospective candidate who arrives at your jobsite and can swiftly find the positions that interest them and apply will leave happy. The candidate that finds a cluttered, messy layout where they can’t find jobs that suit them or aren’t even clear about what’s being offered? They’re probably not returning.

The jobs board is the heart and soul of your recruitment website. The beautiful copy, the elegant design, the enticing images will all be for nought if the jobs board is inefficient and disorderly.

A great jobs board page should be the most helpful page on your website. That doesn’t mean forgoing elegant design, but the principle factor behind each decision should be focused on how a user can engage with the site, with every gear working smoothly. The goal is to make sure that every candidate's experience is the best it can be.

At Reverse Delta, we can customise your jobs board however you want with our FXRecruiter platform — and it will be one of the first things discussed in the planning stages of your website. You can look here at one of our completed jobs boards or a look at our portfolio here.

Here are a few things to think about when looking at your board:

      Job searching functionality

Most candidates will probably land on your website from a Google search or redirected from Google for Jobs, LinkedIn, or something similar. Having a prominent search bar front and centre is essential to allow candidates to look at the positions you offer.

 

      Criteria

If candidates want to narrow their field of search, you’ll need additional criteria:

Keywords (such as job titles)
Seniority/experience needed
Location – city, country, region, state
Sector
Whether the role is permanent, part-time, contract or freelance. 
Salary
Qualifications needed (particularly in specialist industries like legal or accounts)

 

Sliders are an effective way of adding extra options for your candidates. It can allow candidates to look at a range of salaries rather than just being stuck to specific numbers, or they can search from a distance-from-home radius or proximity from a specified location.

 

      Colour and design

Well-placed use of colour and design can add to the functional elements of a jobs board. For example, using specific colours for a particular sector of industry can draw a candidate’s eyes very quickly to their preferred fields. Imagery and snippets of details can also make a jobs board much easier to navigate visually.

 

      Use calls to action

The patient job-seeker will know that good things come to those who wait, so if they can’t find the role they’re looking for today, make it simple to sign up to email notifications of new roles, or set up an account so they can save jobs and return later. A small handful of clear, concise calls to action will make converting visitors into applicants a regular occurrence.

 

Make your job site the place to go for aspiring candidates in your recruitment sector. Get in touch with Reverse Delta today.

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What google analytics can teach you about SEO

By Peter Morrow   July 6, 2021  

How many websites today do you think are using Google Analytics to keep track of the people visiting their site and the content they are viewing? It’s estimated to be over 50% of all websites, a head-spinning amount.

With the amount of data available via Google Analytics, you must make full use of the tools to get a handle on where your website is doing well ...and where it is doing less well.

So what can Google Analytics teach your recruitment agency about your SEO and how your audience engages with your business?

Laptops, tablets, and phones

Analytics can break down what percentage of your audience visits your site via PC, laptop, tablet and phone. Google has moved to mobile-first indexing, meaning that it’s essential you get a sense of how well optimised your site is for a mobile audience.

Bounce rate, click-throughs, landing pages

Your bounce rate is how many users visit your website on just one page, then close the tab without clicking through to any additional pages. A high bounce rate suggests that many users are looking for something they’re not finding on your site, though anything below 40% is considered excellent. Seeing click-throughs and which pages most users are landing on is one way to begin analysing why people are visiting and how they might be engaging when they do. All valuable insights to developing a better, more efficient website — your bounce rate provides crucial clues to how your website is being received.

Page performance

You can use Google Analytics to segment certain pages by time — a great way of analysing which pages are trending upwards or downwards over a certain period of time. If you see the bounce rate creeping up on one page (perhaps alongside decreasing total visits), it suggests something has gone awry on that page. Perhaps the content is out of date, or there’s a broken link. Similarly, a page that’s performing better will give you clues as to what is working. Perhaps an SEO keyword has spiked in popularity, suggesting a greater interest in that field (and therefore a demand for more content in it). Maybe there’s a Google algorithm update that has pushed that page upwards, in which case it’s worth investigating what that change is.

But beware...

Analytics is not everything. Sometimes analytics scripts fail to ‘fire’ when a visitor comes to the site. Try to look at trends, and the ‘bigger picture’ rather than detail and raw numbers. Think things like “where are my conversions coming from” or “why do people spend less time on my site on a desktop device” rather than obsessing about “why did I have xx more views on my nn page in April this year compared to last year’. It’s easy to get bogged down in big data. Spend your time and effort interpreting the big picture. Your time is valuable, spend it time wisely!

 

Here at Reverse Delta, our FXRecruiter platform seamlessly integrates with Google Analytics. After all, we couldn’t claim to be website builders without working with the most significant user-tracking software out there. The tracking code that connects Analytics to your website is easily added to an FXRecruiter website — giving you a 360⁰ view of how visitors interact with your website. Our SEO-friendly approach also ensures that your recruitment website will continuously be optimised for Google searches. Get in touch with us here or call 08000 199737 to find out more.