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The law of familiarity? I am not going to get woo woo on you here, and it’s a universal law that super successful salespeople understand.

Its origination was in Gestalt therapy, and its basic concept was around awareness and patterns.

The law of Familiarity: From Cold to Sold

When it comes to a high value purchase its highly unlikely that we buy something on the spot, having only had a brief conversation.

We engage and buy from people we know like and trust. That only happens as we become more ‘aware’ of them, their brand, their company.

Think about your last major purchase; see what I mean?

It’s totally logical, and the patterns around familiarity before purchase are not going to change anytime soon.

The more familiar clients and candidates… let’s be upfront and call them what they are #Prospects …. become about you the more likely they are to engage.

The law of Familiarity: The Upside of Engagement

This means they accept your LinkedIn connection request, open your emails, download your reports, join your webinar, answer the phone when you call and then ultimately chose you as the recruitment company to work with.

The law of familiarity is support by a ton of research too.

It can take 20-50 touches to engage someone who hasn’t heard of you, yet only 1-10 to engage with an inbound lead or inactive candidate or client.

If your consultants struggle with their outbound lead generation lack of familiarity results in:

  • Candidates or clients not answering calls
  • Objections

The law of Familiarity: Is Easy to Achieve

The good news about the world we now live in is that small companies can compete; our online world has made sure of that.

Social media platforms are free to use; you can post content on your own website and become a publisher.

What about liking and sharing your prospects posts? Alternatively, commenting on something they said or shared.

You can create a marketing funnel that is automated…. and the list goes on.

The law of Familiarity: A Precursor to Sales

Let’s be honest I doubt many of your recruiters’ rush into work on a Monday morning shouting “Give Me the Phone” … I can’t wait to make 100 dials!

However, what if those calls your consultant makes had people at the other end who had heard about you…. Do you think their call to meeting ratio would improve?

I’ll answer that for you; absolutely. We have a case study here to prove it too. Check out the first video on this page.

The law of Familiarity: Even More Benefits When They Say Yes

How many of you reading this have clients that have been working with you for years? Perhaps you go back to the same holiday destination year after year.

It’s not only you by the way we all do it.

The law of Familiarity: Where Do You Start?

By taking action and having a plan.

If you have a team of consultants, you want to give them the best opportunity possible to be successful and make more placements.

As a start work out where you are. Do an audit of your marketing. You can download our free checklist here.

Then look at the gaps…. then create a plan to plug them.

  • Develop a content marketing plan which includes, posts, emails, reports
  • Get active on social media add content and like and share
  • Be consistent

2019 will be an amazing year for many recruiters; follow this simple plan, and it will be you too.

Can We Help?

Here at Superfast, we have 10 year’s experience helping our clients became familiar in their recruitment and staffing sector. If you would like our help book a quick call here.

2018-11-01T12:42:27+00:00

About the Author:

Denise Oyston
Denise Oyston is the CEO of Super Fast Recruitment, who specialise in helping recruitment and staffing organisations globally to attract candidates, clients and talent, through their online training programmes and service delivery. Denise has 27 years’ experience in sales and marketing and is a ghost writer for many well-known names in the recruitment sector and with her business partner, Sharon Newey, is the creator of Dominate Your Sector. This is the premier marketing training programme for business owners and their marketers.
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