The recruitment industry is fast-moving. Your team must be able to handle a variety of tasks each day in order to meet billings and propel their careers forward. You can find, research, and high-quality screen candidates for every client. Keep clients happy by keeping them informed, updating records, and being present on social media. Every recruitment consultant should strive to achieve maximum efficiency. It is your job as a recruitment manager to identify and suggest better ways to work with people.
These are two great productivity tips that will help you and your team stay focused while giving you a competitive edge.
1. Everyone should know how to make the most of the technology available.
It is easy to assume that everyone in the team knows how to use every piece of technology available to them. Sometimes, a closer examination of the team members results in their manager discovering that they don’t know what they are doing. This is a classic example of lack of skill and not lack of will.
Even the most essential tools, such as email and desk phones, are not used by many people. They may not realize that there are ways to increase their productivity. There are many time-saving features that your team may not know about if they have Blackberry or iPhone devices.
Ask your team to audit all the technology they have at their disposal and how they use it. You may be surprised by the results. This will allow you to organize training or create new ways of working with corporate software and hardware.
2. Identify the top calling times in your industry and make sure you call only them
There are times in every industry when it is more difficult to reach candidates and clients. You might find that candidates are more open to you calling them at lunchtime, in the morning, or later in the afternoon. This could be because they don’t want to answer calls about their job search while they’re at work. Or, you may find that your clients respond most quickly between ten to twelve. Although there are many times that work best depending on industry and location, there is always a prime time to call.
This can be based on calls to your CRM system, industry data, or just your team’s experience. However, it is essential that you identify it and communicate it. Also, make sure your team doesn’t stop calling at this time every day. This prime calling time should be considered when you schedule team meetings and one-to-ones with staff.