No matter what position you work in or what company you work for, chances are you want a promotion. Unfortunately, 62% of employers say bad attitudes hurt an employee’s chances of getting promoted. While you may not love the position you’re in and dream of having a little more responsibility, sticking it out and proving to your employer you’re ready to move up can be the kicker that helps you get the promotion you’re looking for. Let's dive into these quick tips for recruiters.
When it comes to the field of recruiting in particular, you may wonder what you need to do to get promoted. You aren’t alone, and there a few things recruiters need to have in order to start climbing the mountain.
Know the whole organization
Recruiter, know thyself. And everything else. Talent leaders have a grasp on just about every part of the company they work for, including performance, engagement, organization development, succession planning and personnel management. Knowing what’s going on at your company will not only make you better at your current job, but also pave the way for new opportunities.
According to a survey, 81% of executives say their HR talent needs to value business more than the average HR skill. Knowing these ins and outs will allow you to have the vision to know what decisions you need to make now and with authority, and which you can take your time on. As you start to take interests in other parts of the company, your manager will eventually notice you have an eye for the inner workings of the organization and not just its results.
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Remember to look at the big picture
This leads us to our next point: 60% of companies are now investing in big data in order to help make their HR departments more data-driven. Data allows recruiters to look at the needs of the organization and align them with market realities; the more a recruiter understands the market they work in, the better they can help their business make the right calls.
Having a knowledge of everything within and outside the organization, and being able to ask questions like, “is this the best move for my company in the long-run, or just now,” can set you apart from other recruiters. It shows you’re capable of connecting the dots between disparate areas, and that you have the company’s best interest at heart.
See yourself as a Talent Advisor
Another number recruiters should pay attention to: 20% of HR employees are locked into a mindset and lack commitment to deliver real value. Recruiters and talent advisors are seen on two completely different levels; recruiters are seen as taking orders from higher-ups whereas talent advisors are seen as partners with a more respectable level of talent insight.
When you begin thinking of yourself as a talent advisor, even if you aren’t officially one yet, you’re preparing yourself for the position; it will show your boss that you take yourself seriously and have committed yourself to advancing within the organization. The more you can show your boss that you’re not afraid of responsibility and can educate yourself in every position at the company, the better you look when it comes to time to fill the position you’re gunning for.
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Following all of these steps can show your boss that you are educated, you care about the organization and have the chops to not only run your company’s hiring efforts, but excel far beyond that with your company. That’s exactly what companies want in a leader, and it’s what you should aim for if you want that promotion.
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