Make Your Work Work for Itself – The Productive Power of Saved Searches and Scheduling
In a world of digitalisation, online tools and enough computer hacks to make finding a pen in the office a mere memory, making use of the available templates and automation made to save time and maximise our output is quite simply a must. After all, why do a task that can be easily be done for you?
A good example of this would be building saved searches, after all, all agencies want to deliver high-quality candidates to their clients as quickly as possible. Building a detailed and effective saved search is sure-fire way to keep ahead of the candidate-sourcing game.
Repeatedly writing the same search on your race for the perfect candidate is likely to drain a huge amount of time that you simply can’t afford to waste and missing a job title variation or related keyword could quickly put you behind the competition.
Making the most of saved searches is therefore a must. The good news is that this can be done on job boards, as well as on LinkedIn Recruiter and through the Watchdog function on the SourceBreaker platform, where you can create pre-populated advanced searches by job title, skill set or industry sector and share these searches across your team. Whichever way you choose to run a saved search, the value they can add to the work you put in are extremely worthwhile.
Another way to maximise output from the work you put in is through scheduling. A recruiter’s calendar is renowned for its convoluted and endless list of meetings and calls, meaning that the last thing that you want to be doing is the back-and-forth as you attempt to get these in the diary.
A good way to combat this is by making the most of tools like Calendly, which make it easy to offer time slots and add these to your calendar once they’re accepted. Furthermore, LinkedIn have also seen the demand for this, adding a built-in scheduler that allows recruiters to book calls with prospects straight from the platform.
Furthermore, using Calendly allows you to map out your days more carefully. For example, a good way to ensure meetings don’t take over your week, leaving no time left to get “real work” done is to designate just a couple of days a week for them. After all, if your “working” time is broken into small chunks every day, it can often make it difficult to really get stuck in.
Once you’ve decided to leave certain days for meetings, you can then control who books time with you on those days, as well as creating specific type of appointment for people to book and designate a private appointment. Who needs a PA when you can automate your calendar to work for you?
All in all, the value of making the most of the template and automation tools available on the market is pretty indisputable. And what’s more, there’s plenty of tools out there to better different areas of your working day.
To find the full guide to templates and automation, as well as other areas of productivity, you can download our full ebook on Recruitment Productivity Hacks here.
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2. Templates & Automation – Our guide to templates and automation to get the most out of your communication and minimise your repetitive tasks.
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