Do you tend to multitask as a recruiter? Learn how to save time.
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4 Productivity hacks to save every recruiter’s time

Do you tend to multitask as a recruiter? Learn how to save time.

If you are a recruiter, you already know why time is such an important factor for the role you cover. Managing it efficiently allows you to generate leads and build strategic talent pools.

Scheduling, planning and organizing all of the elements that are part of your daily routine, such as emails, phone calls, interviews and meetings, is fundamental for being efficient. For example, creating email templates for the messages that you use frequently is a great way of saving time. Choose the scheduling tools that can help you prioritize activities.

Before finding out more about how recruiters or hiring managers can save some hours and energy, let’s take a quick look on how time is actually spent, according to the statistics:

78,352 minutes/year on the phone – if recruiters work an average of 40 hours per week, this means that they spend around 25 hours on their calls.

5-7 seconds reviewing resumes – recruiters have an eye for details when they have to grasp at glance the information that interests them.

80% looking at specific details – name, current title, previous title, previous position start and end dates, and education.

75% of recruiters check candidates’ social profiles – an important amount of time is allocated to this screening phase.

It is quite obvious, from the elements listed above, that recruiters not only multi-task by passing from one type of activity to another, but also have to save time and money, especially when they need to handle urgent requests.

Here are four productivity hacks that can improve the quality of your daily routine:

  1. Start using advanced scheduling tools – time management and planning your work properly can save you time. Consider tech driven scheduling tools in order to better perform.


  1. Do not multitask all the time – this approach is a part of every recruiters’ nature, but at the same time quality is always at risk because of the sudden shifts and the attention level that drops drastically.


  1. Adopt mobile recruiting as part of your process – being flexible when using different devices can transform your work by making it more agile.


  1. Applicant Tracking Systems, for example, is another popular tool used by companies and recruiters to save time and manage much better their activities.


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