Sure, nothing earth-shatteringly new. It's been done before. But for this business it was a shake up. A new spin. A shot in the arm for year-end weary recruiters, who were freshly enthused. A re-calibrated focus on what was needed, and what was likely to work.
And it did work.
Tired old candidate tactics like job boards must be supplemented with more proactive recruitment approaches.
'Old dogs' can learn new trick. Many of the recruiters in this team would not have proactively approached a candidate at this time of the year, prior to this campaign.
The keys were;
Focus on what is needed, not what we always do. Be brave.
Harness team enthusiasm by making it fun and as a group.
Set a clear goal in a set time frame.
Measure individual and team success against that goal.
Celebrate wins and work on shortfall.
Move fast to apply the spoils of our efforts (i.e. the new candidates)
Effective Recruitment leadership is often just a fresh twist. A little burst of creativity. Clarity about priorities. An ability to re-focus on what matters.