It is that time of year when everyone is starting their new recruitment plans or setting recruitment goals. It is also when, as individuals, we make recruiter resolutions. Here are some things to consider to make your time invested worthwhile. If you are going to do this, make sure it can work.
Measure Quarterly or Monthly
Since most resolutions are forgotten, excused or just ignored after the first 30 days, make what you are after a yearlong effort. If you get off track, you have a plan in place that lets you get back on the proper path. To do this, consider measuring results on a quarterly or monthly basis and if you are off the plan, get back on the plan.
Make It Visual
Get your recruitment goals or recruitment plan on paper. Keep it posted where you will see it. Maybe the bathroom mirror so you will see it in the morning and every evening.
Consider Tracking Aspirations and Activities
I hope you are selecting recruitment goals that are challenging. Your recruiter resolutions should be equal parts of challenging aspirations and a measure of the activities that will help you accomplish that aspiration. If this stuff was easy, we would have accomplished it long ago. These are habits that need to be changed and that takes time, so do not give up.
Make Your Plan About New Goals As Well As Continuing Past Success
Some portion of your resolution can be about continuing things that are already going well. You do not want to replace what you have done with a new collection of items that ultimately just moves you sideways rather than forward.
Here is a sample to consider…
Simple Recruiter Resolutions for 2019
- Do what I say I will do when I said I would do it.
- Be open to feedback. Seek out feedback.
- Come at challenges optimistically and do not crush others’ optimism.
- Replace 2 emails daily with a phone call instead.
- Eliminate things that distract me when engaged on electronic communication (for me, stop Facebook and unsubscribe from all the junk email that distracts me).
- Set core hours for thinking about priorities, planning, and measuring results.
- Try something new each month that takes me out of my comfort zone.
- Eliminate something each quarter that has become a habit that is not getting me closer to my goals.
- Make exercise a habit that has a time and priority in my life.
Share your best recruitment goal or resolution you ever made. We can all learn from your success!