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7 Tips Recruiters Can Use to Boost Their Productivity

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Working as a recruiter is getting increasingly tough. Innovation in the workplace will make the job easier, but you don’t need to wait for these changes to arrive; with these seven tips, you can take control and boost your own productivity.

Make Use of Mobile Technology

Recruiters nowadays are moving more and more away from laptops and towards mobile phone technology. This brings productivity benefits for both you and your clients: you can access your workflows on the move with the touch of a button, and your clients can search for jobs and make applications with greater ease. If you want your business to be ahead of the curve, you need to incorporate a strong mobile element into your recruitment program.

Eat Right and Feel Good 

You are what you eat, so if you don’t eat well then you won’t be functioning well either. Boosting your productivity can be as simple as sorting out your diet. Never go without breakfast or lunch, and keep yourself sated throughout the day, making sure to eat a balanced and healthy diet. Try keeping some healthy snacks and encourage other employees to bring their own healthy food.

Keep Your Office Space Organized

It’s amazing how much you can achieve by just making sure your working space is neat and orderly. Being in an organized environment has been demonstrated to reduce employees’ stress levels and increase their efficiency. Your environment affects how you behave; employees who operate in a disorganized environment will work in a disorganized fashion. Don’t just organize space, but organize time as well: use a scheduling application to get the most out of every hour in the day.

Streamline Your Working Processes

At a basic level, productivity is about how much you get done in a certain length of time, which means shortening the time it takes to get something done will increase your productivity. It’s likely that you’ve got many workflows that you’ve stuck to for a long time because they work for you; but many of these workflows can be streamlined. Ask yourself: do my workflows have too many steps? Are they open to customization? What is my risk that my workflows are so long that I am missing out on top candidates?

Use Data Effectively

We’re living in the Information Age, where gathering and working with data has never been easier. Designing the right metrics will allow your business to target the right candidates in the right way. Figure out how much it costs overall to find each candidate, how long people and staying with you and for what reasons, which candidate sources are proving most fruitful, and your offer to acceptance ratio. The more you know about your candidates, the better.

Work During Your Commute

If you spend an hour every morning and every evening sitting on the train or bus, don’t waste that time scrolling down your Facebook wall or reading a thriller novel. Mobile technology will allow you to work on the go. If it’s too early in the morning for your brain to do serious work then just sort out your emails, re-read documents, draft a plan for next week’s schedule, or just spend some time thinking creatively about what options your business has to achieve more.

Make Time for Genuine Relaxation

Relaxation might sound like a bad way to get more done, but nothing kills your productivity like trying to work non-stop around the clock. All work and no play won’t just make Jack a dull boy; it’ll make him keel over and spend three days in bed recovering. Schedule regular breaks into your work day, and actually treat them as time for a break (so no working through lunch). Try mindfulness to help relax and increase your power for concentration. Recharging yourself properly will really boost your productivity when you get back to work.

Thanks to these simple actions mentioned above you will boost your productivity in no time!


About the Author

Sarah Kearns is a hard working mother of three daughters. She is a Senior Communications Manager for BizDb, an online resource with information about businesses in the UK. She loves cooking, reading history books and writing about green living.

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