If your recruitment team is achieving a 14 percent or better ratio on kept initial (“Step 1”) calls to signings, you have an advanced process and team. Congratulations! If your team has a lower grade, then you have a decision to make: Is it acceptable, or are you doing something about it?
Franchise Recruitment Articles
Art Coley, CEO of CGI Franchise shares expert thoughts on building your brand using the power of systems and a process. Many of these articles first appeared on Franchising.com.
You’ll improve the number of individual candidates signing franchise agreements over the next 6 months by up to 30 percent doing a better job with funding, real estate, and territory analysis in the middle of your brand’s discovery process.
To increase agreement signings and improve the quality of new franchisees, make sure you’re managing a recruitment system and process with the essential components. I’d like to suggest that you think about building a winning recruitment program using the Four Pillars approach. Success requires proper implementation and execution in all four areas below. To determine where you may need to focus, consider the following elements of each of the Four Pillars.
In a previous blog, we talked about the importance, based on what the numbers have shown to work, of having repeatable processes. Ideally, this gives you a successful system that is sustainable regardless of specific personnel or other external factors. While this system is built around what we know works, it provides additional benefit for the future. It also creates a controlled environment for new data to to be even more effective at diagnosing the root cause behind the problem areas in your brand.
We consistently see franchise brands failing to meet set recruitment goals for a number of reasons. They may have certain pieces of their recruitment system locked in and functioning well, while other, equally important aspects aren’t being given enough attention.
It’s another year and another Franchise Leadership & Development Conference Mystery Shop. With a few modifications to the process, we have some big findings! Our eyes have been opened much wider to what’s truly happening in the pre-engagement phase of recruitment. If you care about growth and shareholder value, keep reading and get your results from the 2018 FLDC mystery shop today.
Despite its decades of history, franchise recruitment is still a burgeoning science that continues to develop all the time. Although advances have been made towards implementing the most effective systems possible, there are still pieces of the puzzle that remain overlooked. One of the bigger ones is the Chief Development Officer (CDO) position and its role within a franchise brand.
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