When it comes to hiring, timing is everything. As a recruiter, you need to be able to find the right person, approach them at the right time, and get the offer to them quickly. If even one step is out of sync, you are left scrambling. Worst case scenario? Your candidate gets a quicker offer and you need to start from scratch.

Let’s talk about how to get the timing right with the right tools.

By the Numbers

What constitutes a full-time job is different at every company but, on average, people expect to work 40 hours a week.

When was the last time you worked just 40 hours a week?

In this 2012 article, a small survey found that recruiters were actually working 55 hours a week on average. It’s not uncommon to hear recruiters talking about working exceptionally long hours in order to succeed.

Despite these long hours, it feels like the work is never done. There needs to be some way to cut time on tasks that don’t need your full effort so you can maximize your time spent with candidates. You need to be able to control time rather than letting time control you.

Where to Cut Time

No two days as a recruiter are the same. But it’s likely that a large portion of your day is spent finding and screening candidates.

What if you could spend a third of the usual time and get better quality results? One of our customers was spending over an hour to pull together a candidate list with lackluster results. HiringSolved was able to cut that time down and triple their productivity by building a candidate list in just 20 minutes.

While it would seem absurd to cut from candidate screening, it is one of the best ways to use technology. By letting tech handle the initial sourcing and screening of a resume, you can focus on bringing humanity to the process through personal emails, phone calls, and video chats. The hardest change comes in when learning to trust technology to take over.

The Tools You Need to Optimize Your Time

Scheduling Tool

Don’t go back and forth with candidates trying to schedule a meeting! Using a scheduling tool or app will allow you to input your available hours and then let candidates schedule the time when it works best for them. There are also scheduling tools available to help you schedule emails and making sure you’re hitting a candidate’s inbox at exactly the right moment.

Time Management Tool

Whether you want to use the Pomodoro technique or just track where you’re spending your time during the day, using a time management tool can help you optimize your work hours.

Recruiting Automation

Seriously…if you’re not automating some of your tasks, you’re missing out. HiringSolved can help you automate everything from searching to messaging leaving you with hours in your day to nurture relationships with candidates. With HiringSolved, you can find the exact candidate you’re looking for in seconds flat. Transparent Scoring lets you see exactly how an applicant qualifies for a role. Our collaborative organization tools even allow you to work with your team members to build the perfect pipelines.

Get in touch with us to talk more about how our system can help you become the best recruiter you can be!