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How To Define Your Ideal Candidate<
Brianna Tucker

Kimberly Buck

co-founder at rekroot

How To Define Your Ideal Candidate

Published on August 14, 2019

HELP WANTED!!! This is exciting, you are growing! Now that you know there is a need to bring on someone to your team and you know what the responsibilities of this person will be, it is important to define your ideal candidate. Why is defining your ideal candidate so important?

1. Starting with the end in mind. Envision WHO you want joining your team.

2. This will help you determine HOW to write your job description/ad, and what interview questions to prepare.

The hiring process can start when you have an ideal candidate defined.

2x a year, rekroot hosts a recruiting workshop in partnership with LIMRA & Hoopis Performance Network: Firm Foundations-Talent Acquisition, recruiting in the 21st century. During the 2-day workshop, we help participants identify their ideal candidate through LACK*. Although we use this specifically for the financial services industry & hiring agents and advisors, it can be used for any role...

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Thank You
Morgan Freitag

Morgan Freitag

co-founder at rekroot

The Art of an Old Fashioned Thank You

Published on July 9, 2019

Are thank you notes still alive? While I can’t quote a study or give data to answer that question, I can tell you that it is an under estimated business practice. When I’m teaching or coaching, I think it’s best to cover the “what”, “when”, “where”, and “how”. Though my normal topic is recruiting, we can cover the topic of thank you notes.

What is the point of a thank you note?

Well to say “thank you” of course, as well as, the recognition to the giver. I’m sure there has a been a time in your life you’ve given a gift or done something nice, and weeks later you were surprised to receive a kind note in your mailbox. That small note shows how much impact we made in that other person’s day or life, even if we didn’t notice it at the time. The saying goes “a gift is a selfless act of love”, but is it? From personal experience we know the act of giving, whether it be advice or physical gift, is no doubt a feeling of euphoria...

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Networking Events
Brianna Tucker

Brianna Tucker

Strategic Growth Manager

Surviving then Thriving: Networking Events

Published on May 22, 2019

As a recruiter, a huge part of my role was to “network”. What does that mean? How do you know if you’re good at it? What can you expect out of “networking events”? Honestly, it can be tricky waters to navigate, but networking is not just for the recruiter. Networking is for the team.

My first networking event was at a city chamber meeting. I was 1 of 5 women, in a room of 50+, and I felt like the youngest person in the room: it was a little intimidating. I didn’t know what networking meant, but I knew I was supposed to come up with some sort of result from it. If you haven’t been to a networking event, it usually is a large room of people walking around “mingling” a.k.a. passing out business cards and forcing small talk. There is an unspoken rule of no more than 10 minutes talking to the same person. You’ll find yourself in a whole lot of shorter conversations in effort to find the person that could be resourceful to you in your business. It is not, I repeat, it is not about trying to sell anyone anything for any reason. Not the time, not the place. A lot of new professionals make that mistake...

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Your Next Candidate
Morgan Freitag

Morgan Freitag

co-founder at rekroot

Your Next Candidate Experience

Published on February 28, 2019

When was the last time you went through an interview process? I am speaking to hiring managers, sales managers and employers, however, not necessarily to active candidates themselves. Many times, we say you learn from experience, well when was your last experience as a candidate? In addition, is it relevant or potentially in the same decade as when you last interviewed? Think about those basic questions as I dive into ways to improve or evaluate your candidates’ experience. *This article is geared towards Financial Services/Insurance, but can apply to all industries*

When was the last time you personally sat through YOUR interview process? Have you had someone from the outside give feedback to your interview process?

STEP 1. BE THE CANDIDATE Take the time out of your busy schedule to be recruited again. Start with the initial reach out from a cold source perspective, not internal recruit, and engage from the beginning. Don’t start with the interview, start with initial engagement of your brand. Lesson Learned: In this aspect is what are some of the first impressions you receive, good, bad, ...

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