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  • Ranai Kasibhatla

Is Recruiting a Numbers Game?

Updated: Jul 28, 2022

Recruiters have a wide variety of beliefs and subscribe to various strategies that work for them. There are recruiters based on industry verticals that believe that recruiting is a numbers game. They think that the more resumes they submit, the more interviews they'll get, and the more hires they'll make. But is this really true? And if it is, what's the best way to go about playing the numbers game? In this blog post, we'll explore this question and offer some tips on how you can improve your chances of success.

Recruiters often focus on two key metrics: the number of candidates they submit, and the number of hires they make. While it's important to submit a high volume of resumes, it's also important to focus on quality over quantity. The most successful recruiters are those who are able to attract candidates with high potential lifetime value (LTV).

One way to do this is by offering incentives to your prospective candidates. By offering these incentives, you can attract high-quality candidates who are more likely to be a good fit for your company.

New gifting platforms such as GiftEm make offering candidates incentives as easy as the click of a button.

Another way to improve your chances of success is to focus on resumes that are tailored to your specific needs. Generic resumes that don't take into account your specific requirements are less likely to lead to successful hires. By taking the time build a relationship with a candidate you can coach them about your hiring managers hot buttons. If you do find candidates that truly have the expertise you are seeking you need to take additional time in making sure they represent themselves most accurately by crafting a customized resume.

Finally, don't forget to follow up with each candidate and keep them in the loop after you've submitted their resume. The worst thing you can do is not checking in with your candidates and offering them a time line and perspective on next steps.

A personal phone call or email can go a long way towards making a good impression and increasing your chances of making a hire. By following these tips, you can improve your chances of success when playing the numbers game in recruiting. While you are looking for creative ways to increase your recruiting efficiencies don't forget to check our website for more information!


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