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!)
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How to Get Your Recruitment Data Clean and Automated
Our next Bullhorn Automation webinar is Friday 26 Jan 12:00-12:30 GMT, and"data health" is the theme.Automation is helping recruiters improve productivity, sales, and sourcing, whilst reducing reliance and cost of 3rd party systems like LinkedIn and Job boards. Yippee! But often, the health of your data can seem like a big hill to climb before you can begin benefitting from automation… You bet we have some ideas to help you clean up your recruitment data so that you can increase speed and pipeline with automation.How to Cleanse Your Data so You Can Automate In our next automation webinar we’ll talk about tools and techniques you can use to get your data ship-shape, clean, and healthy, so that automation can do some serious heavy lifting for you. This is a great webinar whether you are curious about automation, are just starting out with automation, or have automation already but want 2024 to be a success!We don't want any of you lovely recruiters not automating as you feel your data is the barrier. Data is your gold, your oil - it's a precious resource. It lasts longer than your employees (sorry) but it also gets in the way of a sustainable recruitment business. Stats to Focus You on Cleaning Your Recruitment DataManage your candidate and client data well and you make money from it. Manage your recruitment data poorly and the tech giants make money from you! (Linkedin / Job Boards.) Data degrades at 2% / month (a huge 25% a year). Dirty data can reduce revenue by 12%. Effective use of CRM can boost sales by 29% and productivity 34%. Let's get your data clean, and automated!Can't make the date? Register anyway and we'll send you the recording.REGISTER HEREAutomation, Training, Bullhorn1stWe're a passionate team of recruitment, tech, training professionals set on helping ambitious recruitment businesses, big and small, improve speed and pipeline.For help with Automation, creating a Bullhorn1st culture, and Recruitment Training...CONTACT US
How Can You Improve Recruiter Productivity with Automation?
We recently ran a Bullhorn Automation webinar and "automating productivity" was the topic.There's always room for improvement in recruitment, whether it be speedier sourcing, stronger BD, quicker time to hire, or stronger relationships driving stronger accounts.However, with too much tech and data, and not enough automation, recruitment is often an "everything, everywhere, all at once" sector. And being more productive just means working longer hours, or buying more tech that you haven't got the time to get ROI from.Automation Is a Time MachineAutomation isn't new - we've had it since the dawn of time. But in recruitment, it's a recent game-changer!Smart! Automation can create a super-smart recruitment process. Warm! Automation can keep your candidates and clients happy (and warm).Sustainable! Automation can make you and your team and time more sustainable.Along with our Bullhorn Productivity Tips for Recruiters webinar, we ran this webinar which was devoted to automation and how it can be used to help recruiters and their leaders improve productivity. I chatted about at least 5 automations you can build straight away which will drive speed, pipeline, and happiness.Watch my latest Bullhorn Automation webinar where I explored how to use Bullhorn Automation to:Treat your Bullhorn database like a community (not a data dump).Reduce reliance on expensive 3rd party systems like LinkedIn Recruiter and Job Boards.Help your recruiters become more organised and effective.Shortlist candidates at speed - nice!Watch Our Automated Productivity WebinarAutomation, Training, Bullhorn1stWe're a passionate team of recruitment, tech, training professionals set on helping ambitious recruitment businesses, big and small, improve speed and pipeline.For help with Automation, creating a Bullhorn1stculture, and Recruitment Training...CONTACT US
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