The first barrier for ‘work life balance’ is that most candidates are more available to speak after working hours. Arrive early and stay late, and you can reach people more easily. That’s common sense. But if you assume work life balance just means working less, read on.
If your morning routine currently involves lugging a hangover onto a packed train with something beige stuffed in your mouth, or if the only thing keeping you sane as you shuffle into the office is the steaming contents of a cardboard cup, today’s article’s for you.
Seeing your candidate through their notice period’s just as important as securing an offer when it comes to doing deals. Here’s why that’s important to focus on with steps on managing the process from end to end.
You may be reading this at your desk. Maybe on the treadmill at lunch. Perhaps while your kids are busy redecorating the living room with crayons. Absolutely loving life. And on top of that, your to-do list’s getting longer than your bucket list. But your job doesn’t have to hold you back. Recruitment’s a line of work in which seeing the world isn’t just a nice to have. But a very real possibility.
Hunted’s Productivity Hacks series brings you the latest tech to upgrade your recruitment game. And this month, we’ve got a selection of programs to streamline your working day, tools for focusing on your goals, and apps to get you into the most optimum headspace.
My family moved to Dubai when I was six months old. A long time before the Marina existed. We lived in Jumeirah. Mainly because that’s all there really was at the time. Nowhere near as many people as there are now. Lots of drives across desert roads. One or two shopping malls with not a lot in them. You get the idea. I’ve seen it go from a place without a skyscraper in sight, to a bona fide metropolis where the tallest building on the planet dominates the skyline.
Core values. Empty promises that look good written on the wall? Or the key to unlocking a new level of retention – and all the revenue that comes with it? Do you care either way?
It isn’t possible to stay motivated all the time. And when it drops, it can feel like something’s gone wrong with you and recruitment. Motivation needs topping up. Constantly. Usually daily. And doing so can keep you from burning out in the long run. Here’s how.
Fear of not having a better year than last year. Fear of the fifty-fifty candidate taking a counter. Fear of what’s going on with all those processes that haven’t moved since Christmas. Fear’s a potent feeling. And a lot of the time, an unfounded one. But knowing that won’t stop it affecting your decision making. So if you’re anxious about the year ahead – or outright fearful for what the future holds for your business – I always find it’s best to hear from someone who’s been there a few times. Tim Ferriss knows a bit about fear.
Talking about running a business and actually doing it are two very different things. And if you were to make the leap, you’d want a pal jumping with you. I went to meet Craig Davies at Orbis Consultants in their WeWork office in Aldgate. Craig co-founded a digital, tech, data and FS agency alongside his friend, Wayne Hilditch.