Yesterday, over on the ERE recruiting website, I posted an article on the challenges of comparing your recruiting performance across industries, companies, teams, and individual recruiters. Your resource model, your budget, your employer brand, how much you pay - all of these things make it hard to benchmark externally. Unfortunately, too many recruiters and recruiting leaders look externally to benchmark, without a true apples to apples comparison.
Check out the article here: Recruiters: Do You Suck? (Hint: No)
And then let me know - what external data do you leverage to benchmark your performance with other orgs? How do you use that information to help you influence execs and make business cases to justify new investments?