Google has officially launched its recruitment platform, Google Hire, into the UK recruitment market. The platforms allows recruiters to access automation tools that are designed to help speed up the administration process.
In the third part of ‘how to give yourself the winning edge as a recruiter’, we discuss the next steps for defining your success strategy. The aim of this series is to give recruiters specific operational techniques that will improve performance
In the second part of ‘how to give yourself the winning edge as a recruiter’, we discuss the next steps for defining you success strategy. The aim of this series is to give recruiters specific operational techniques that will improve performance.
Looking to excel in your performance as a recruiter but not sure where to start? In our new series of blogs, Enabling Change brings together Tony Byrne’s 30 Steps in the Placement Process and Brian Tracy’s Winning Edges to help you define a clear process for achieving recruiting success
For a number of years now, eLearning, as an educational platform, has been widely discussed and developed, but the evolution of electronic training has its origins further back than many of us initially think.
Recruitment open training courses have many benefits for both the organisation and the individual. Not only are they a cost-effective solution, but they also minimise disruption to the day-to-day work in your office.
January can make even the most spirited of us feel low and miserable. Tackling those New Year’s resolutions, ‘Dry January’, Christmas debts, and as if that isn’t enough, the addition of cold and miserable weather, it’s no wonder many of us can’t wait for January to end.
We are all guilty of procrastinating at work on occasion – putting off that phone call for a tea break, or not completing reports because your desk really needed a tidy. Whatever your excuse may be, recent reports show that this behaviour is actually costing British business an incredible £76bn a year!
It’s recently been revealed that high proportions of the country are experiencing the ‘Monday blues’ when it comes to going back to work after the weekend. The research, conducted by Bestinvest, also showed that people have now commonly started to dread the dawn of Monday by as early as 16:22pm on Sunday afternoon!
Good time managers are often disciplined and to an extent selfish with their time – get into the habit of knowing how and when to say “no” to additional tasks when you are already focused on something.
Parkinson’s Law is the adage that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” So if you were to prepare a to-do list at the start of the day for example, it may well take you thirty minutes to do it just because you have the whole day ahead of you
These are the people who eat into our work time without adding any value to our day. Sometimes these will come from an external source, candidates who drop in unannounced for example but in many cases the worst Time Bandints are internal
If you total the amount of inbound calls, e-mails and smart-phone interruptions during a typical day it can be daunting and explain where a lot of the working day can be wasted. If needs be, apply some structure to your work to minimise interruptions.
“The longest road is the road to nowhere,” meaning that without goals it’s difficult to focus or work with much direction. Whilst recruitment is a highly targeted environment already, ensure that you don’t ‘drift’ by applying goals to all that you do.
Recruitment would be easy if it wasn’t for clients and candidates. Ultimately try to remember that this is your lifecycle to work as you see fit. Try not to get too distracted by clients and candidates pulling you in all directions and taking you off track
You have to be flexible in everything that you do – and this includes your mindset. Often a new recruiter is too fixed on a single objective when they’re performing a task and this is understandable when we’re learning the job. However, a great temp recruiter will see multiple opportunities in everything that they do and it stems from having multiple objectives and a flexible attitude
The fast paced and changeable nature of a temporary recruitment environment is as challenging as it can be attractive to many people. As much as you need to have great organisation and time management skills, you’ll also need a flexible, adaptable approach because your day will change
Perhaps one of the more valuable forms of commitment we can get from the client is a visit. If you think about it, we can often gain far more information about a job, work environment and the client themselves by meeting them for a short period of time.
If you want more commitment from clients when you’re taking bookings – ask for it!! If every recruiter that they give the job to ends the call by saying, “Leave it with me and I’ll see what I can do” it really doesn’t inspire any confidence at all
Look to the quality of your questions and where possible try and focus on the impact of the role not being filled will have for the client. This line of questioning ensures that we understand the real ‘need’ for the hire and gives us some leverage with the client when it comes to rate, timelines and commitmen
A little bit of knowledge can sometimes be a dangerous thing – we all know the dangers of assumptions. Whilst you will have a good knowledge of many of your clients and may have worked on the same or similar roles for them previously, wherever possible try and talk to them to work out where this booking is different.
We gave you a lot of ideas that you can use to apportion your revenue target in a commercial and relevant way. But please don’t try to use all of them – it would over complicate your plan. Pick two or three of the ideas provided that are most important top you right now
Whilst we will want to have as much control over how our desk evolves, it is worth recognising that there are certain factors that will dictate how our desk ends up on the efficient to effective scale that we have little control over
We defined all three of these terms during the module, but perhaps the most important thing is to create a balance between all three. With achieving this balance in mind, we asked you to write answers to three questions in your booklet and below you will find our answers