Things have certainly changed in massive ways in just a few weeks. It is unsettling to even the most stoic, calm and rational recruiters and recruitment leaders. As a recruiter or leader, you are working with a product (candidate) that is living breathing person. So here are some recruiting tips to consider for these not-so-normal times:
- As a recruitment leader, spend more time focused on others. It is both the right thing to do and will help you spend less time obsessing on your situation.
- As a recruiter, focus more on small wins and progress. If you get an interview done by video, be pleased and try to do more.
- Recruiters, obsess on the opportunity not the loss. Someone is going to have a record year in 2020, why not you? Find where the opportunities are and go get them!
- Recruitment leaders, help clients see the value you offer. Provide tips, ideas and coaching to your clients for free. The deals will flow if you are seen as a valued resource rather than a deal-starved sales agent.
- Recruiters, spend time investing in relationships. Now is a perfect time to learn more about a client or candidate. Small gestures will be more appreciated now than they were when things were blazing. Maybe think of moving your holiday-giving efforts forward when it is safe to do so. Or offer a donation for invoices paid on time, engagement fees accepted, etc.
- Recruitment leaders, focus on things that are able to be done today that will lead you to a better future. Do not spend all your time thinking in the not-yet-realized future.
- Don’t try to create a perfect method or tool set before taking action. Use what you have that works. Fine-tuning can happen later.
- Be grateful for good things and stop complaining about the other stuff. Complaining is a waste of time as others have bigger issues than your trivialities to deal with.
- Take time for yourself. Relax, exercise, dream, take a nap or just go brain dead for a hour now and then.
Hope there are a couple of recruiting tips on this list that help you. Be healthy, be good, be happy!