In 2019, it’s more important than ever for businesses to hire the right people. As more companies consolidate their recruiting vendor programs, Reflik has been playing a key role for many recruiting agencies. Christopher Tubaugh, the CEO of Colorado-based recruiting agency, Radiant Recruiting Services, understands just how much recruitment has changed in a short time. Many people like Christopher have turned to Reflik as a channel for growing their recruiting agency. He has harnessed the power of a variety of web tools to grow his business and reach out to clients, which he has adapted successfully. Part of his arsenal is Reflik.
In a recent interview, Christopher explained how Reflik is a vital link in the chain of the success of his recruitment business. “I see the future of recruiting leading to more outsourcing of HR departments,” Christopher said, acknowledging the fundamental changes and pointing out the enormous spike in agency and independent recruiters in the U.S., mimicking the situation as it currently stands in Europe.
Christopher can point to many clients who typify how this change is currently playing out, but there is one standout example: North American Dental Group. This is another success story for Reflik and for Christopher’s agency, Radiant Recruiting Services.
Reflik for More Candidate Placements
Christopher is one of many users on Reflik, using the recruitment crowdsourcing platform to connect candidates with new positions. He credits Reflik for much of his successful adaptation to the new situation. The reputation of a good recruiter—both with candidates and with hiring businesses—is based on trust. Trust is built from knowledge, and knowledge comes from good research skills. To Christopher, recruitment is a lot like sales—you can only make the placement by selling the role to the right candidate, and, for that, recruiters need to have as much information as possible.
Recruiting is very similar to a sales position but ultimately when you get on the phone with potential candidates you are not just cold calling about a sale, you are possibly changing someone’s life with a new opportunity.-Christopher Tubaugh, CEO at Radiant Recruiting Services
Christopher understands Reflik’s mantra about the need for detail for a successful connection. “The more you can focus on the details in conversations or emails with candidates, the more you are able to identify the candidates with experience and drive,” he explained.
Reflik Provides Recruiters with a Broader Scope
Most sites already in the recruitment business tend to focus on a limited number of areas, and the process can be slow, something Christopher knows all too well. “Reflik has driven my business from the very beginning. Most technologies similar to Reflik are very slow and have poor response times and account management.” The benefits of having a broad reach for an independent recruitment business like Radiant Recruiting Services cannot be underestimated. It is through Reflik that Christopher has been able to source more candidates for more businesses, reach out to more prestigious businesses and expand the scope of the industries for the candidates with whom he works.
Christopher recently used these values and attributes through Reflik to connect a candidate with North American Dental Group (NADC).
How Radiant Recruiting Services Found the Right Person for North American Dental Group
Christopher’s focus has always been on finding people with the right qualifications and experience. Then he narrows down that field through various assessments, paying close attention to the finer details of a candidate’s profile. Only when he has a pool of candidates suitable for a job will Christopher submit them to Reflik for consideration—a much faster and accurate process than through previously reliable channels. Even with Reflik’s faster and more efficient hiring system, the need for that human element remains. This is where Christopher comes in, providing a wealth of experience across all industries. Recruitment takes time. That was certainly the case with North American Dental Group, and, without the experienced professionals who use Reflik, the site wouldn’t be what it is today.
Any Final Tips from Christopher for Growing Your Recruiting Agency on Reflik?
Christopher is positively evangelical about Reflik, but, ultimately, finding the right candidate is about a good selection process from the recruiter’s end. There is no doubt that Christopher’s experience has helped many successful candidates find the right position through Reflik job opportunities and significant amounts of useful information. It has already helped Christopher grow Radiant Recruiting Services and streamline his selection process all the way through to the submission stage. The qualified candidates shine, and the unsuitable candidates are quickly and easily weeded out.
This is good news for talent acquisition teams and recruiters in an industry now experiencing significant change. Using Reflik, recruiting agencies like Radiant Recruiting Services are able to deliver more placements and grow their business and revenue.
Full interview: Christopher Tubaugh, CEO at Radiant Recruiting Services
What advice do you have for recruiters looking to step out on their own as an independent recruiter or start their own agency?
Recruiting is very similar to a sales position, but, ultimately, when you get on the phone with potential candidates, you are not just cold calling about a sale; you are potentially changing someone’s life with a new opportunity. Connecting people with the right employment fit is very rewarding and makes me very happy. I personally love getting phone calls about jobs when I am searching, because that means I am desirable to the employer. This is the exact feeling you give to candidates when you open up conversations about their experience and backgrounds. I have also found that the more you can focus on the details in conversations or emails with candidates, the more you are able to determine the warm bodies and the candidates with experience and drive.
When it comes to candidate sourcing, do you have any favorite techniques or tools? Additionally, any low-cost tools for those with limited budgets?
Depending on the type of position you are trying to post, you are going to have to do a little research on where the best job posting sites will be for that specific position. Make your job postings stand out so that you don’t just sound like a robot.
What trend do you see impacting the recruiting industry in 2019?
I see the future of recruiting leading to more outsourcing of HR departments, resulting in a big spike in agency and independent recruiters in the U.S. I believe we will be looking more and more like Europe and become more reliant on recruiters and less on HR departments.
How was Reflik helpful in scaling Radiant Recruiting Services?
Honestly, Reflik has driven my business from the very beginning of creation, and I will probably always keep Reflik as a reliable lead technology. Most other technologies similar to Reflik are very slow and have poor response times and account management.
Radiant Recruiting Services recently filled a job with North American Dental Group. What were your keys to successfully filling that role, and how did Reflik help streamline that process?
First, look for the right fit and qualifications that the client is looking for and then narrow those candidates down by assessing them and paying attention to any hints as to whether this person is truly qualified for the position. After submitting them to Reflik, make sure you keep the process moving along by looking for updates on the candidate and keeping them updated along the way. The more included the candidate feels, the more likely you will be filling the position. Recruiting does sometimes take time, and you will need to be patient and keep the candidate informed all along the way.
What tips or tricks can you share for recruiters and agencies that are new to using Reflik?
Try to only submit qualified candidates; make sure that their qualifications are pertinent to the industry for which they are applying. Use the qualifying questions on posting sites as much as possible to screen the candidates before you see them so that you are able to focus on the qualified candidates and automatically weed out the unsuitable ones.