Recruiting Fast, Recruiting Slow

by | May 22, 2024

Everyone loves a quick recruiting hit.

You make a call, find someone who is on the verge of leaving their current brokerage, and you welcome them into your arms.

There are two problems with this strategy—it rarely happens, and you often regret hiring the agent whom you onboarded under these circumstances.

It’s better to hire slowly.

For new agents, connecting with someone deeper in the pipeline allows you to evaluate their performance before you make a hiring decision.

Do they follow-through on their commitments? Are they progressing through licensing school at a reasonable pace? Do they respond to your offers for help and support? Are they grateful?

The answers are clues to the likelihood of their success.

For experienced agents, high potential individuals usually don’t make hasty decisions about their careers. They’re constantly asking:

What’s holding me back? How do I capture more opportunities? What changes do I need to make in the next year to reach my goals? Who is performing better than me, and what can I learn from them?

Answers to these questions don’t come quickly.They emerge over time from the individuals whom they respect and trust.

The best recruiters and hiring managers know this is the most effective hiring cadence.

In response, they build large pipelines of high-quality prospects who are at various stages of plodding towards thoughtful change.

They hire slow, and they hire better.


P.S. Working a large and complex talent pipeline is challenging. If you’re struggling to stay on track, reach out to one of our coaches for a free coaching session. We’ll help you find the right systems, software, and methodologies to make your pipeline work for you.


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