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7 Mental Health Tips to Work from Home
I attended the really valuable APSCo HR and LD Forum about mental health, and how to keep recruitment staff healthy during this time of Covid and beyond.This dovetailed really well with last month's forum which I wrote about Returning to Work After Covid (but, oh, the irony of this week's "stay at home" message is not lost on me.)Julie Bowen kicked of the meeting with some great points:We are witnessing a slow and staggered return to work. And there are pockets of recruiters (and their clients and cands) working from home. The boundaries between home and work are blurred. This is causing angst, stress, confusion.How Can We Support Employees With Mental and Physical Health and Well Being?Rob Stephenson gave a fantastic presentation on mental health and working from home, and some great tips of how to improve “form” for recruiters, their leaders, marketers and teams.Sleep / nutrition / exercise – don’t underestimate how you can ensure your teams are aware of what they need to do to care for themselves. How can you engage them to be effective in these areas?Financial wellbeing – can you invite financial experts to run webinars / sessions for your team to educate them and alleviate any stress in this area?I loved his comments on “creating of purpose” – as its likely that working remotely has eroded our sense of purpose, and we need that back to help us stay engagedConnections – We are disconnected, from our staff, our bosses, peers, clients and candidates.Stress management – WFH creates a different type of stress. Recruitment is known to be a “positive” stress job, but there are new stresses that you and I have not planned or trained for.Helping others – Working at home may feel like a disabler when you’re used to helping other people. You can read more about Rob’s thoughts here – there are some great insight and ideas.My Suggestions for Helping Your Recruiters and Their Team With Mental Health Whilst Working from HomeExercise is something that I was lucky enough to continue throughout lockdown, but others may be limited due to health or situation. How can you get your teams motivated and those endorphins going? Could you have a “power hour”. Any of you up for a bit of lycra and Zoom HIIT? Could you nominate a personal trainer in your team?Reconnecting – Your 3Cs (candidates, clients, colleagues) need help staying connected. Half daily video scrums (09:30/12:45) with the team to keep them focussed and engaged is what we do at Barclay Jones. More regular video calls with clients and candidates are key for recruiters. What can you do to reconnect your staff and teams? Waiting to go back to work is not a solution. This is the new normal. Keep your staff connected through tech. Can you leave Teams (Zoom) “on”, and not just use it for meetings. Be present as leaders. Communicate with the team throughout the day, like you would in the office.To help you all move forward positively, stay focussed and engaged, set goals – and don’t be afraid to reset them if they are genuinely not viable. My team used to have 90 Day Rocks (a Traction term) where we smash issues and implement ideas. We have reset these Rocks to 30 days, to help us be more agile and react positively to the change around us.Praise – It’s easy to say thanks when you’re in the office. If you use Teams, try the Praise App and call out some great behaviours – perhaps even focus on Values-led behaviours?And talking of Teams – what are you doing to really “get” Teams (or Zoom) as these are crucial tools, as crucial (if not more so) as your phone. We’re building out a Trail on our Recruitment HIIT on demand training platform to help recruiters learn how to use the channel not simply to communicate but to help them run their desks. Bullhorn, Adapt, Job Adverts are live, and we're about to go live with HIIT+ where you can add your own training. A great way to connect your teams.And talking of training. Leaders need to admit that perhaps their staff were not as effective as they’d like before Covid. Now WFH creates even more risk of low productivity and unchecked poor quality. And these team members are unlikely to stick their hand up and admit their weaknesses. There has never been a better, or more important time, to train your recruiters, resourcers, marketers. (Grab a free trial of our on demand training Recruitment HIIT)And plan for Covid - I've had a stressful week for me awaiting Covid test results for my 8 year old. All of us in isolation, not able to leave the house. The school websites were not geared up for isolation learning, and we didn't necessarily have the right food etc... My work diary was choca! It was super-stressful. Create a plan, so that you know if you need to isolate, you will be ready.Good luck, recruiters, leaders and marketers. It's going to be a challenging few months. Let's go into it with our eyes open, a plan, and at least the hint of a smile.Now is the Time to Save Time, for Your Mental HealthCould you save an hour a day, and make an extra £18,750 a year (or £187,500/month if there are 10 of you?)Or indeed save 1 hour a day to stay mentally healthy?Our high intensity interval training - Recruitment HIIT- helps recruiters source, convert quicker and develop healthy pipelines with Adapt, Bullhorn, LinkedIn, Job Adverts, Inbound Sales, Digital and Email Marketing. We aim to save every recruiter at least 1 hour per day - more billing time, more happiness, more fees!TRY RECRUITMENT HIITREAD ABOUT OUR RECRUITMENT TRAININGBOOK A CALL TO DISCUSS RECRUITMENT TRAINING
Bullhorn Sourcing Tip for the Best Located Candidates
Recruiters! It’s frustrating spending 13 hours a week sourcing! (UK Average!) Plus, then thinking you’ve found the perfect candidate, only to realise that they live on the wrong side of the Thames or they’d need to take a literal ferry across the Mersey to make it to work every day.This Bullhorn sourcing tip is for recruiters who need an alternative to the radius search, and a speedier approach for the 73% of you who tell me that you're suffering a candidate shortage!Recruiters! Reduce Your Sourcing Time With this Bullhorn TipWe run the best Bullhorn Training, and create monthly Bullhorn tips to improve your speed and ROI. And we're almost about to launch our Bullhorn HIIT OnDemand training.The recruiters I train on Bullhorn love how this tip will help you get more localised results for those hard to fill jobs and ultimately help you to source and place quicker! Do you recruit for jobs in areas that render radius searching useless? Are your candidates declining roles due to distance or commute times? Do you need more time? This Bullhorn sourcing hack will show you how to: Generate a more localised candidate search Quickly rule out irrelevant candidates. Improve your sourcing time (and give you more time on the phone)!Watch this 1-Minute Bullhorn Sourcing TipOur recruitment community loves our Adapt, Bullhorn, Inbound Sales, LinkedIn, Job Adverts and recruitment training hacks. Click the links to get more, and sign up to our Recruiter Hacks Newsletter to receive them as they are published.Talking of Recruiters Saving Time...Could you save your recruiters an hour a day, and make an extra £18,750 a year (or £187,500/month if there are 10 of you?)Our high intensity interval training - Recruitment HIIT- helps recruiters source, convert quicker and develop healthy pipelines with Adapt, Bullhorn, LinkedIn, Job Adverts, Inbound Sales, Digitaland Email Marketing. We aim to save every recruiter at least 1 hour per day - more billing time, more fees!TRY RECRUITMENT HIIT FOR FREEREAD ABOUT OUR BULLHORN TRAININGBOOK A CALL TO DISCUSS BULLHORN TRAINING
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