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Insane Yet Effective Productivity Hacks For Recruiters

by LinkedIn Marketing, Tash Tips

Recruiting is no easy task and it takes a lot of time and effort to get the perfect candidate. You have to wow the perfect candidate but your endless to-do list is a productivity killer? If that’s the case then you need to boost your productivity by tweaking simple processes.

We have got some insane yet effective productivity hacks for recruiters that will surely make your life more productive and you won’t have to spend endless hours at your job running after candidates.

Tracking Each Task and Identifying the Task that is a Productivity Killer

Recruiters are engaged in multitasking and it’s hard to find which task is killing their productivity. For this, the best method is to use Toggle or RescueTime. 

RescueTime provides a report based on the user’s online activity by running in the background Toggle lets you track time utilized on specific tasks.

Or you can go for the manual approach and note the time spent on tasks.

Whatever method you use, you need to track it for at least 10 days and find out the task that is a productivity killer and find ways to optimize it accordingly.

Use Project Management Tools:

While multitasking you need to declutter all your tasks and deliverables, for that you can use project management tools like Asana, Trello, or Basecamp.

The Best part about these tools is that you can assign tasks, add teammates and add timelines for each individual task.

Project Management tools

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Dedicate all your focus to checking Emails:

A recruiter spends a lot of time checking emails which is very time-consuming, distractions can make this even more time-consuming. A study suggests that it takes around 23 minutes for you to recover from a distraction.

You need to turn off all the notifications while you are reading emails and dedicate specific tabs for that. Also, you need to allocate time for checking emails and not exceed the time limit for that.

Use an Automated Calendar:

Scheduling interviews and phone screening takes up a lot of time. There are a number of messages sent back and forth to get the time slot that works for you and the candidate.

This is very time-consuming and there might be long pauses in between because of the unavailability of a candidate or a recruiter.

For this, you can use the Linkedin Scheduler and add your availability in it and the candidates can select the slot that works the best for them.

Or alternatively, you can use tools like YouCanBook.me, and Calendly. Both these tools offer the same features. 


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Add a Chatbot to Your Career Site:

It’s very important to answer all the candidate’s questions, but you do not want to answer the same questions over and over again. For this, you need to integrate a chatbot into your career site so that candidates can find answers to their questions.

Chatbots are very effective and they save you around 30 minutes of your time daily answering repetitive questions. Mya and Olivia are two renowned chatbot systems that can effectively save your time.

Create Clear and Detailed Job Descriptions:

When it comes to creating a job description, you need to be as descriptive as possible and provide focused, detailed and clear information so that candidates know what they are applying for. 

You will have a number of qualified applications through this and this will prevent you from filtering all the irrelevant applications saving up a lot of time.

Simplify the Online Application Process:

According to a study, 60% of candidates do not complete an online job application if they find it too complex or complicated.

Keeping it simple as possible is the key to drawing in candidates, if your application process is long, challenging, or complex candidates will bounce away.

The key is to create mobile-friendly applications and autofill options.


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Take 5-minute Break Sessions:

Taking breaks at intervals has been a proven method to increase productivity. You need to avoid burnout because this will kill your productivity and at the end of the day will be exhausted with very few goals achieved.

Taking breaks refreshes your mind, and you get a productivity boost. Sip a coffee, take a walk or watch something that amuses you.

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