Recruiters, how are you?

By GSR2R Admin | 21st February 2021

Good recruiters check in with their candidates. Great recruiters check in with themselves.

Recruitment is a tough and rewarding job. Recruiters play a significant role in keeping the economy moving, placing people into their ideal careers and deliver the best talent organisations need to grow. You are important.

Recruiters work diligently to build relationships that last with candidates and clients, regularly checking in on people to ensure their needs are being met. In the pandemic this part of our role is bigger than ever. Asking ‘how you are today’ means so much more. Who’s checking in with recruitment consultants?

I love hearing daily that my clients are adding extra catch up’s, work-out sessions or giving their team’s access to speak to a mental-health professional – all to look after them. Smart recruitment businesses understand that looking after their recruiters’ wellbeing and interests in all markets, including a pandemic, is vital to achieving their success.

Do you consider yourself lucky to be in a job?

Does your company make you feel like you are lucky to have a job? This is frustrating as you, as recruiters, deliver so much and an employee/employer partnership should be equal.

The truth is your organisation is lucky to have you. You’re employed because you get results. Are you getting the results you need from your employer?
We all want to work somewhere where we feel inspired and where our hard work is valued, recognised and rewarded. Daily, recruitment consultants transform people from a negative state to an environment where they’re adding value – making their life better by contributing to the organisation they’re working for. Why wouldn’t the same apply to recruiters’ working lives?

Do you feel undervalued or unheard?

Do you work for an organisation with no vision? Are you working with a company that has poor leadership or a culture that isn’t aligned to your values? Feel like you could earn more for your hard work? If your answer is yes, staying put might not be the right option for you.

Recruiters, is it time to check in with yourself?

Positive mental wellbeing is not just for the good times. It’s important to invest in your wellbeing as much as you do your candidates and clients. Eat a balanced diet, stay hydrated and get quality sleep. It sounds logical but the days can get away from us. Carve out the time and make this part of your daily routine and aim to exercise for 30 minutes a day.

Personally, I rely on the benefits of regular meditation. If you’ve never tried meditation before, it might feel unusual initially. Keep persevering and you’ll soon start to notice the advantages. Be kind to yourself and make sure you take time to unwind and relax.

Here are 10 questions recruiters must be asking themselves.

Use this checklist as an indicator to help you decide what’s right for your recruitment career.

  1. Do I have clear leadership and know what is expected of me at work?
  2. Do I have the best tools for me to do my work right?
  3. At work, do I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day?
  4. In the last week, have I been praised for my good work?
  5. Does my direct report care about me as a person?
  6. Do I have a management team at work who encourages my development?
  7. At work, am I listened too?
  8. Does the mission/purpose of my company make me feel like my work is important?
  9. Do my team work to my own standards?
  10. Am I being paid market rate?

Being in the right company is everything to your successful career. GSR2R is all about matching you with an organisation that inspires you, delivers career progression and rewards your success.

It’s time to engage with people who care and get you, who listen to understand your challenges and what you want, to advise and create opportunities for you that gets you excited.

Check out the check list here or give me a call and we can run through it together.

Until next time,

Cheryl.

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