Jennifer Sprague has been recruiting on Reflik’s Talent Crowdsoucring Platform for the past 4 months and has found great joy in being able to approach the platform with her own style of recruiting tactics.
Sprague, like many recruiters or owners of recruiting firms, feels that bringing the business in is one of the toughest parts of the recruiting business. “Ideally, I would just like my focus to be on the actual recruiting rather than searching for new clients.”
Trying to find the balance between the search for clients that suit your expertise and for more well-known employers can be tough. Sprague had explained to us that Reflik’s Talent Crowdsourcing Platform allows her to focus on what she loves doing: recruiting. “I love being able to make the perfect match for both sides – the client and the jobseeker. Recruiters need to remember to make their candidates happy as well as their clients.”
Sprague is the kind of recruiter who really takes the extra step on coaching her candidates through the job seeking process. “You need to be able to look at someone and see beyond what they have said they are good at. You need to see what kind of skills are transferable to certain roles.”
She believes that one of her recruiting tactics is to act as a guide for her candidates, helping them to land their dream job. “Looking beyond [the usual recruiting attitude] also applies to years of experience. There are some brilliant minds who may not have the traditional 4-year bachelor’s degree. I think that industries should be aware of these types of people and be more open to people who may not have a traditional education.”
Another of Sprague’s recruiting tactics when it comes to talent acquisition is to follow the news and current events closely. “My trick is to read the news closely. Wherever I see a lot of lay-offs happening, I scan Linkedin for people from particular areas or companies now in need of jobs.” Sprague continued to explain that, “when it comes to sourcing, recruiters cannot be passive.”
She firmly believes that you need to be constantly up to date and dynamic in your search, which is another reason why she loves Reflik. Sprague finds the Tuesday Update Calls with Eduard Tilihoi (the account manager here at Reflik), the job insights, and intake sessions with the employers to be perfectly in line with her proactive recruiting style. In addition, the availability and responsiveness of the account managers suites her needs as well.
Overall Sprague encourages any hard-working recruiter who is looking for supplemental work to his or her full time positions or an abundance of jobs to fill, to join Reflik. “Reflik truly stands out with its easy to use platform and engaging account managers!”