Chris Hoyt’s ideas were fairly straightforward: “The sooner recruiters get back to work, the sooner we ALL get back to work.” Hoyt, founder of CareerXRoads, looked around him and saw how many recruiters were losing their jobs due to the corona crisis. He decided to plough go through his contacts, to see who he could reach out to. Recruiters needed help, and he knew it.
“The sooner recruiters get back to work, the sooner we ALL get back to work.”
The Recruitment Avengers
Many well-known recruiters answered the call. Gerry Crispin, Brad Cook and Maren Hogan all came on board, while recruiters from EY, Marriott, Hilton, Uber and Amazon (to name a few) joined too. To further assemble the ultimate group of recruitment Avengers, a few more joined the initiative: HR tech recruiters like Roy Baladi of SmartRecruiters and Ralph Rabbat of Consider.com, and Jack Coapman of GR8 People. Together they came up with the joint-effort’s name: RecruitersRecruitingRecruiters.com. A funny name, but with a serious mission, as they describe it.
“All of us realised that because our industry awesome, we weren’t the only ones with a desire to help out.
Within just 20 days, the group had a new logo, a new website and its own code of conduct. Armed with everything that usually takes months to realise, the initiative was launched. “All of us realised that because our industry awesome, we weren’t the only ones with a desire to help out job candidates, employers and specifically, recruiters”, Maren Hogan, CEO of Red Branch Media, says. “Virtually everyone involved in the project made some corollary to the last big recession, and dip in the recruitment space. Helping ensure our goals and ideas were focused on long-term success.”
Raising the bar
Candidates that use the platform, will often be posed the question as to what their experience working for certain employers was like, in an attempt to optimise candidate experience. Employers are encouraged and coached to improve their scores, if necessary. Participating employers are also able to search the database for active candidates, and contact them directly – at no added cost. “What makes this a game-changer is the coordination of so many companies”, Hogan says. “This industry has always looked out for its own and we’re seeing that all over the world now.”
“This industry has always looked out for its own and we’re seeing that all over the world now.”
Even though RecruitersRecruitingRecruiters was born during a time of need for recruiters everywhere, it is promoting all the right things within a hiring process. The goal isn’t just to keep recruiters at work, instead opting to ensure uniformity in the sense of full transparency, clear expectations and status closure. amongst both employers and employees. Their mission is clear, and more than 200 companies have already signed up to the collaborative. Together, they have raised the hiring bar. Hopefully for good.