Recruitment in today’s professional landscape can be a challenging and time-consuming task, especially when managing multiple responsibilities.  Even with the aid of HRIS, ATS and other assorted acronyms, the juggling act of recruiting alongside other duties can significantly add stress to your day.

For a solo HR professional handling multiple tasks simultaneously, recruitment becomes just one among several urgent responsibilities. Staying organized and adhering to a timeline becomes essential for accomplishing all tasks efficiently.

Here are some tips to help you seamlessly integrate recruiting into your busy workday:

  1. Craft Job Posts from Job Descriptions: Utilize the job description to create job posts.
  2. Allocate Time for Review & Correspondence: Set aside one hour (as necessary) to review resumes and send emails or messages for interviews.
  3. Utilize Email Templates: Simplify the communication process by having template emails to send so you can copy and paste instead of typing out an email each time.
  4. Schedule Interview Windows: Block out specific time slots for conducting the interviews to ensure you don’t have interviews scattered throughout the day.
  5. Standardize Interview Questions: Use a standard set of questions during the interview for fairness and comparison along candidates. In order words, be consistent.
  6. Coordinate with the Hiring Manager: If you are not the final decision maker, align interview timeframes according to availability of hiring managers.

If you are still struggling despite your best efforts, it may be time to consider outsourcing your recruitment. Outsourcing recruitment offers several benefits that can enhance overall HR productivity and efficiency. Outsourcing provides:

  • Focus on Core Duties: Enables HR professionals to concentrate on other critical tasks such as employee development and retention.
  • Access to Expertise: Brings in external expertise and industry-specific knowledge, which can enhance the quality of candidates for the position you are attempting to fill.
  • Cost Efficiency: Eliminated the need for extensive in-house recruiting infrastructure, reducing overhead expenses and providing a scalable, pay-as-you-go model.
  • Speed in Recruitment: The process moves more quickly with dedicated personnel swiftly identifying, evaluating, and presenting qualified candidates.

NAE recognizes that this piece of the HR department is critical to ensure company success. Without team members to perform the tasks, companies end up with overworked and disgruntled employees, as well as low productivity and employee morale. Our HR Assist program is designed to address these challenges. Contact us for more information on how we can help optimize your HR processes.