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We get the question all the time: "Your web site is excellent/nifty/fun, but what can you do for clients?" So, we decided to address this with our SAP Services Blog, where you can read about what Jon Reed and the JonERP team do for clients in our typical frank language. For a broad overview of all our SAP client services, go here. Otherwise, scroll down for specifics on how Jon brings together SAP media, business strategy and Web 2.0 techniques to help his clients stay one step ahead. Also: there is plenty of bonus content here to apply to your current SAP business and marketing strategy.
SAP Recruitment Optimization with JonERP.com - Project Examples Print E-mail
jonerp.jpgSAP recruitment is a challenging task in any economy. While it may be easier to fill job openings in a downturn, the truly talented SAP professionals - the ones with deep SAP know-how and the latest product knowledge - remain hard to find. Building relationships with these so-called "passive job seekers" involves breaking down barriers between services firms and the SAP community they serve.

Web 2.0 tools, properly used, can go a long way towards this objective, but internal change within a firm is often needed to make use of these technologies. (Read more about JonERP SAP Web 2.0 project work here , and see our entire SAP services overview as well.) In terms of SAP recruitment specifically, the good news is that many recruitment optimization projects are very practical and small in scope. JonERP.com works with SAP services firms to recruit and retain talent more effectively.

Examples of Jon's SAP recruitment optimization projects:

- Develop a third-party vendor email structure to for quick "push and pull" response to pending job openings. This can be structured around a smaller group of "A list" vendors or a "cast a wide net" group of vendors for openings where a wide net is appropriate or necessary due to rate pressure. In some cases, JonERP.com can provide vendor contacts to help launch such an effort.

- Create a "process flow" for the jobs section of the web site that ensures the jobs are current, easily accessible, and ideally, indexable by Google for organic search hits. Simplify any job posting procedures to ensure job content is appealing and accurate based on open listings.

- Create smaller, targeted email "opt-in" lists to "push" requirements to specific SAP consultants in targeted SAP verticals. (One of the focal points of these kinds of projects is to make it possible for recruiters to "push" openings out quickly to targeted groups BEFORE time is consumed on database searches and candidate-by-candidate cold calls.)

- Supplement your SAP recruiting program with interactive sessions with me on SAP market trends and/or topics pertaining to sourcing candidates and closing deals.

- Other recruitment projects can involve looking at the resume screening process, integrating internal databases with web-based "form input," and empowering the candidate base to do valuable self-service updates of their skills, rates, and availability, if such innovations are technically feasible.

To speak with me further about your project and how I might be of assistance, please call or email me.

And yes, I do pay referrals for those who introduce me to clients that result in successful projects. Contact me to discuss.

Bill rates are reasonable and depend on the scope and duration of the project. Estimates can be provided on a case-by-case basis.

Jon Reed is an independent SAP analyst and SAP Mentor who blogs and podcasts on SAP consulting trends. Jon is the president of JonERP.com, an interactive web site that features his take on the changing SAP marketplace. Jon works with SAP services firms to optimize their online recruiting practices and develop a more effective "conversational marketing" approach. Jon is also the author of The SAP Consultant Handbook, and he is a regular contributor to PAC's "Feeding the SAP Ecosystem" analyst blog.

 

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