I attended one of the great interactive webinars that APSCo are running to help their recruitment members stay focused, motivated, and give them tools to run their business during and beyond Covid and lockdown. Here are some of the tips I gleaned, and a few of my own.
We're all trying to plan for the future, either by the day, week, or month. We are focused on keeping our staff motivated and our businesses sustainable. Whether you have furloughed your team, or have people working from home, or indeed back in the office, there is so much to think about to ensure that the disruption of the Coronavirus is within your control and limited as much as possible.
Recruitment Leaders Suggestions for Helping Your Recruiters Return to Work After Lockdown
Survey your workforce - what is their setup / ideal outcome from working from home / coming back in
If you have an "informal" arrangement for working from home, start planning to make your approach more formal, so that you don't inadvertently set a precedent that you cannot sustain
If you are bringing people back, try to stick to certain days so you can "max" the atmosphere
Focus on training your management team to be able to remotely manage their teams - this is crucial. Their management skills will get your through this time.
Don't ignore the people in the office, in favour of furloughed staff and vice versa. Both will need you equally.
Keep people engaged - great ideas: coffee mornings / gin sessions (Friday PM?) and pub quizzes, but not simply general knowledge - matching baby pictures to staff is a great way to engage
Bringing furloughed staff back to work (whether working from home or in the office) - what is your plan for onboarding - ie. transitioning them back to being productive?
Ensure that holidays are booked and that your teams know, that if they are furloughed, that there is a financial incentive to book hols as they get 100% of their salary for the days that they are on holiday. (This will also help you manage capacity and output when everyone returns...)
Focus on skills not jobs... what can you people and teams actually deliver that will have a positive impact on your business? All hands to the pumps?
My Suggestions for Helping Your Recruiters Return to Work After Lockdown
Obviously we are all using Zoom or Teams for meetings, BUT have you considered just having them on "all day" so the office is visible and feels less disparate?
How are you ensuring that your process / goals / KPIs are clear and measurable (ideally using speedy tech that you already have?)
Humans still need to feel included, loved, that they are making a positive impact - how will you ensure you focus on mental well being / inclusion?
Have you actually trained your teams on MS Teams / Zoom - there are some awesome features to help you use this kit better (blog to follow!)
Trial our recruitment training platform, Recruitment HIIT - grab a free trial. It has some fantastic resources for recruiters - all around 5-10 mins long, to help them with Bullhorn, Adapt, and Job Adverts.
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3 Ways to be a Jedi Recruiter
Recruiters! Did you know it takes over 25 hours to watch all of the Star Wars movies? I personally think that's a great use of time, of course, once you've attracted, engaged, converted, and placed the best candidates in the galaxy! Every day is a Kessel Run to the recruiters we work with! Being a Jedi is crucial!To celebrate the annual upcoming Star Wars Day I spoke with a fellow Star Wars geek (and recruitment trainer), Phil, Head of Talent at First Point Group, about what he feels the top 3 skills that Jedi and Recruiters share.Defence – Recruiters Need to DefendThe ability to objection handle, be prepared, to expect the unexpected – that’s part of recruitment. It’s about reading the Jedi path in front of you, and being ready to defend. It’s about defending your candidates, whether they be scruffy-looking nerf herders, or teachers. And being a recruiter is about knowing when to drop your guard. Knowing when to show passion and understanding is key! Knowing when to let the Wookie win is a skill!Knowledge – Be a Knowledgeable RecruiterKnow your market! Whether it be Ewoks, or IT Developers, Millennium Falcon flight skills, or how to down a Dreadnaught, you need to be knowledgeable. What’s old, new, emerging in your sector…? Knowing the market, client, job, candidate, (and who your sister is) is key. Without this knowledge who knows who you’ll end up kissing!Training – Recruitment Training in The ForceLike Jedi, recruiters continuously training is a must. As Yoda says - “There is no try, only do!” As much as Jedi have the gene (midi-chlorian) they need to constantly train to battle dark forces, whether they be dirty data, drop outs, back door placements, or challenging clients (siths?).Jedi, like recruiters, need to follow “the way”, whilst changing lives. They need to know when to lead, when to fight, and when to kiss! Never let it be said that recruitment is just a job – it’s a Way! Someone (Mando) once said… “This is the way!” Thanks Phil– The Force is strong in you!The Coolest Recruitment Tool is the RecruiterYour coolest tool is the recruiter, but when they drown in dirty data, ineffective recruitment processes, and costly recruitment systems, recruitment becomes slow, risky and expensive.Continuous training and effective use of systems increases productivity by 30-40% and sales by 29%.Our high intensity interval training - Recruitment HIIT - helps recruiters source, convert quicker and develop healthy pipelines, and helps marketers generate more of the 3Cs. We aim to save every recruiter and marketer at least 1 hour per day - more billing time, more fees!TRY RECRUITMENT HIIT FOR FREEREAD ABOUT OUR RECRUITMENT TRAININGBOOK A CALL TO DISCUSS RECRUITMENT TRAINING
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