When it comes to recruitment, innovation can take various different forms but with the advances in technology and social media, there is a constant need to keep up to date, especially to compete with other organisations for the best talent. Alison has used innovation to create a larger presence on social media with the aim of contacting potential employees.
One of the key ways she has been innovative is by finding new ways to contact people, “Rather than just sending a LinkedIn message to someone suitable for a role and waiting for a reply, I’ve been using other social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook to contact people. Finding mutual friends and researching to be able to reach out to them for a chat regarding a new role, using a platform where they are most likely to respond on.”
Alison has also been innovative in offering out of hours interviews, creating more flexibility in interview times for potential candidates. By thinking outside the box, Alison has taken an old process and created a new method of doing it.
Our aim is to fill Fletchers with quality: Quality work, quality people, quality processes and quality systems. Therefore, recruitment plays a huge part in that and time spent thinking outside the box to get the right people with the right experience, to come to Fletchers directly, is time well spent.
Alison also provided some innovation tips for others, “Continue thinking about new ways and do not give up. Exhaust all of the possible options and potential ideas. The first idea you have might not work, but get over that hurdle as quickly as possible and by using all of the tools available to you; you will be able to find a new innovative way of doing something.”