Riddle me this: How do you evaluate if a paid resource is viable when you have no hires to show for it?

Kelly Dingee HR, Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Sourcing

I was chatting with an HR Manager last month and they shared with me their company had dropped their LinkedIn Corporate Recruiter accounts because they hadn’t had any hires from it.

Shut the front door! You had LinkedIn Corporate Recruiter and didn’t get one hire? Not even one??

That’s bad… really bad. Now LinkedIn isn’t a job board per se, but I’d need to see some numbers to see why you made that call. And truthfully, I’d use this process on any paid resource…what do I want to know?

There is a completely human component to the sourcing process, often the numbers show you where that is. If you are dropping inmails left and right, and not getting any engagement, that’s a point to be noted. If you’re using multiple forms of contact and not getting any engagement, I’m thinking it’s your message. Between phone screen and offer, there’s some human interaction going on and a lot can happen beyond a sourcer’s control, so good to see those numbers as well.

But before you toss the source out the window, with no plan b in sight, check your numbers to see if it’s your process.

Kelly Dingee
Kelly is an HR Pro focused on recruiting Temp and Executive Talent in the Hospitality Industry and a 10 year writing veteran on FOT.