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Tips to work from home effectively as a recruiter

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Due to Covid 19 which required everyone to work from home, this situation in new for many people and some might feel uneasy and overwhelmed to have to manage your work from home. We have some tips for everybody to get your work done efficiently.

Design an area of your home

First is to create your workspace. The first step in your “work from home” journey is to design an area of your home, specifically for getting work done. It could be an empty or spare bedroom that you convert to a home office. Especially the room that is quiet so you can be on the phone with candidates. If you are pressed for space, you can set up a desk for your computer and office supplies. Regardless of space or location, establish an area of your home where you will work, and commit to working in this space every day. Be sure your workspace is quiet so you can focus on the task at hand.

Invest in quality technology

In setting up a home office or workspace may require a small investment. Much like starting a new business, you may have to purchase technology, such as a desktop, laptop, tablet, or remote phone system to do your job every day. A high-performance router will save you from many technology hassles. Since working from home these days requires teleconference, video meetings and media sharing.

Be restricted with your work schedule!

The beauty of working from home is that you can be flexible in setting your working hours however, some clients and candidates do not standby at their PC or wait on your response forever so you are going to set specific business or work hours. Setting a to-do list or finding your productive period is another thing that you can do while working at home.Also, Enforce a hard limit at the end of the day. Distance yourself from work, so you don’t work nonstop.

Stay on the same page with your fellow recruiters

For recruitment agencies that are all-in on building a remote team, they will soon encounter a strong interest in meeting as a team.
One way to do this is a remote team offsite. Make it impactful and meaningful to forge and strengthen relationships. Beyond team building, you want to be extremely intentional with the agenda to make the entire experience worthwhile. Conduct a strategic business review, SWOT analysis, and deep dive into KPIs and metrics.

Keep in touch with clients and candidates

This is a hard time for everyone, with all this uncertainty, it’s important to communicate with your customers and your team with empathy
and compassion. As people are being forced to change their lifestyles, adjust to working from home and reevaluate their needs.

Your clients and candidates have plenty of questions right now. They're wondering how this crisis will affect the recruitment process or
on-boarding plan.

Believe it or not but working from home is quite common with nearly 40% of companies offering positions to work-at-home. Maintaining business continuity is something every company leader needs to think about. Diversifying where employees work is one of the ways businesses can withstand such unexpected changes in the market. With a remote workforce, employers can limit the effects of any disaster so the company can stay operational. Plus, they can adjust their work hours around local needs.

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