I’m just emerging from a particularly lengthy session of clearing out my emails after my holiday break. I have to say I was a bit nervous about turning the computer back on. It was lovely to be away (we went to Wales). I had fun with the family, took in lots of fresh air and probably put on a stone from all the good food and excellent beer. But after a while it has to come to an end.
I meant to write this blog last month… but you know how it is.
You might think that I’m joking, but sadly I’m not! Why is it that we are all so good at putting off what we need to do, whether it’s at work or in our private lives? The simple answer is that it’s human nature — we don’t like having to do tasks that are not enjoyable or aren’t a priority — but I believe it goes deeper than that.
What are the skills a good recruiter or headhunter needs? This can be answered in different ways and depending on the sector they focus on, the answer could vary slightly but the big practical skills are the same for all recruiters and headhunters.
In order to become a successful recruiter and be at the point where you can manage and help develop others, you will need to develop a set of skills that not only cover the recruitment process but also strengthen your wider business acumen. Read more
To successfully work in recruitment time management is key but with lots of different pressures on your time are you managing your time or is it managing you?
Short answer: no. During a business development phase, important resources are devoted to procuring clients. When business is good, we are far too busy delivering on our clients’ demands.
While it can be difficult to allocate time for the training and development of your team, we all know that everything would be going better if we did.
So why don’t we do it? Because it is never a priority. There is always something else more important — or so it seems.
Ok, so I went on holiday for 10 whole days. Anyone in recruitment knows this length of time is not like 10 days to a normal human, it’s more like dog years because judging by the number of emails I came back to I might as well have been away for a couple of years.
When I ask salespeople and business owners if I can help them with anything, one of the most common answers is time management. People are frazzled. Challenging markets, increased competition, rising expectations and always on technology have created a perfect storm of never-ending tasks that beg to be done.
When you look at those who succeed and compare them with those that don’t or those that achieve merely adequate results, one of the differentiating factors is how people use their time.
So here, in a quick read (because I know you are short of time) are 11 time management hacks and productivity tips that will help you to achieve more… right away.
All billing managers struggle with balancing billing time with finding time to actually manage.
Yet manage that balance we must. And the solution can be found in disciplined personal organisation.
We have to have a work plan, a strategy to make sure we include all the key components of what is important. “Working hard” is not enough. This short video will show you some key strategies to maintain your personal billings but also improve the billings of those around you;