Recruiters, we know you’re busy! We know you’ve got calls to make, candidates to place and sales targets to hit. But you struggle to find the time. You need some speedy tips to use Adapt super-quick to help you generate faster placements.
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We love HIIT (high intensity interval training) and use this in our Adapt Training (and LinkedIn, Job Adverts, Inbound Sales, and Recruitment Marketing Training). HIIT isn't just for Joe Wicks fans and gym-bunnies, when used in recruitment training, it can help create focus and make sure that your learning sticks!
Adapt has a ton of great features that can make life as a recruiter much easier. Here are my nine simple 1-minute hacks to help organise your time, improve productivity, cultivate relationships and generate key leads and job opportunities:
Start with a Studio – Whatever your focus for the day, ‘My Studios’ is a great place to start. From managing your pipeline in the Perm Desk to organising your Active Leads in one of the Business Development Studios, Adapt’s wide range of prebuilt dashboards provides a visual representation of the day ahead. Simply click into ‘My Studios’ from the My Adapt menu, choose your studio, and in less than a minute you know what you need to do to achieve those targets.
Preview Your Priorities – We know as recruiters you are busy. You have candidates to call, clients to visit and jobs to fill. So you need to be able to manage your time and your to-do list effectively. A great way to achieve this in Adapt is with the notification icons at the top of your Adapt CRM screen. Use the calendar icon to ensure you never forget a client visit or internal candidate interview. Or focus on the task icon to manage your call-backs, CV chases, and interview feedback. Let this one-minute hack drive your priorities and help you take control of your pipeline.
Build a Boss Studio – Adapt is well-known for its awesome, prebuilt studios but we know that Recruiters like you want the freedom to do things their own way. That’s why you have the option to build your own. Maybe you’re a 360 recruiter who needs to see the bigger picture. You want to see your clients, candidates, and jobs all in one place. You want to manage your active leads and cultivate your contact relationships with as little clicking as possible. It takes less than a minute to build your own custom-made studio. So not only can you work like a boss in Adapt, you can build like one too.
Save a Search – So you’ve perfected the art of searching in Adapt. Your colleagues marvel at your data searches, and your Boolean string is a thing of pure beauty. You find the best candidates again and again. If only you didn’t have to spend so much time building your search each time... Spoiler Alert! You don’t have to! Once you have your winning formula, simply save your search to access and rerun it whenever you want… But wait… there’s more! Make that search Active and it will automatically run at a time and interval that suits you. That’s two hacks for the price of one, and all competed in a blink of an eye.
Keep Your KPIs Close – Consistently hitting your targets and KPIs is a must for all great Recruiters. But how do you know if you’re on the right track? How can you monitor your progress, and plan your next point of attack if you don’t know how much is left to achieve? Well worry not, Adapt has the answer! Click into the KPIs tab in your My Adapt menu, set the consultant filter to yourself and change the period to suit your business goals. And there you have it, a visual representation of how close you are to your targets!
Tackle a Task – As Mark Twain famously said, “If it’s your job to eat a frog, its best to do it first thing in the morning and if it’s your job to eat two, eat the biggest one first…” We’re all guilty of procrastination, which is what Mr. Twain was alluding to here. By using the filter option in your Task menu, you can be sure that you’re tackling the most important first. So, Recruiters - set your filters and eat your frogs!
Get Cosy with a Contact - Maybe it’s been a while since you touched base with one of your top candidates. It’s all gone a bit quiet and you’re worried a competitor might be closing in. Never fear, Adapt Studios are here! My Clients and Contacts dashboard helps you to keep track of all the clients and contacts that might need your attention. Give the ‘last contacted’ column a couple of clicks and, quick as a flash, you have a call list of contacts that may be in danger of cooling down.
Sure-Fire Shortlists – Every recruiter knows that a great candidate pool is essential for hitting targets and filling jobs. However, building that candidate pool can be time-consuming, and is often a game of numbers, with the ratio of shortlists to placements being high. This super quick hack will save you stacks of time by heading into searches again and selecting one of the three (yes three!!!) shortlist search options – fill in the relevant criteria and watch the candidate names role in. You’ve spent less than 60 seconds running that search which has resulted in a high-quality shortlist.
Bag Some BD – As a recruiter, you’re never far away from that next big lead. You pick them up all the time, off the back of phone calls, as a result as of a catch-up coffee with a client, or just scrolling through LinkedIn. Adding a Lead can be done with just a couple of clicks and only takes a minute. So, my big tip is to do it now and save time later!
And if, recruiters, you need to blitz your business development even further, why not check out the latest in our Adapt Smackdown series?
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