Overloaded and Overwhelmed: How to Solve Your Recruiting Team’s Challenges

Regardless of market conditions, working in the staffing industry can be overwhelming. When the job market is tight, recruiters are often inundated with eager candidates looking for jobs. When the economy is strong, your phone may ring off the hook with employers desperate for qualified talent in a highly competitive talent market.

So, what can you do to avoid feeling overloaded and overwhelmed?

Stay organized.

No matter what the workload your recruiting team faces, organization will help them get more done in less time while keeping stress at manageable levels. Investigate systems that will keep them on track such as ATS and CRM programs. Perform due diligence to ensure the program you choose will fit seamlessly into your current systems. Invest the time necessary to train your team to proficiency in the system features that will keep them on track.

Offload administrative tasks.

Recruiters work best when you let them focus on what they do best. Recruiters are revenue drivers. Anything that takes them away from recruiting can have a negative impact on their income – and your bottom line. Consider whether a back office software system designed for the staffing industry will give your firm the tools and support required to keep your team focused.

Right-size your organization.

Even though staffing is your business, you may not pay enough attention to managing your own workforce. Consider whether your team is overwhelmed because there simply aren’t enough of them. Analyze your workload to determine if you should add more recruiters to your team or perhaps increase the size of your support staff

Metrics and reporting.

Data is essential to your decision-making process. Find out where your recruiters are spending their time. While an obsession with productivity can add to stress, an understanding of how your top performers spend their time can give you the information you need to improve the performance of the rest of the team.

About Avionté:

At Avionté, we provide solutions for staffing firms that free them to get more done while keeping costs down. Our comprehensive recruiting software delivers integrated software systems that make it easier to drive growth, maximize profitability and streamline your administrative tasks, so that you can focus on your serving your customers. To learn more about making your staffing firm stand out to attract both clients and candidates, contact us today.

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