This Thanksgiving, Here’s What Recruiters Should Give Thanks To
Pumpkin pie, the Macy’s Day Parade and the slow creep of Christmas songs on the radio means it’s just about time for Thanksgiving. And if you’re a recruiter, there’s a lot to be grateful for. Here are a few of our favorites.
It’s the season of giving thanks, catching up with loved ones and overloading on turkey. No matter how easy — or difficult — your year has been, Thanksgiving offers a chance to pause and be grateful for the people, places and things that have been a part of your life throughout the past year.
Just like planning a big holiday dinner for the in-laws, working as a recruiter is often stressful—but ultimately satisfying. Before heading home for a long weekend of football, red wine and the Macy’s parade, take stock of what you’re most thankful for at work. Here are a few of our favorites:
From early morning phone calls to late nights after recruiting events, is there anything better than coffee to help a recruiter get through the day? Just like a talent pipeline, it’s always there when you need it and could always use a refill.
Interview scheduling tools
Every recruiter knows that interview scheduling is one of the most time-consuming aspects of the hiring process. Lucky for us, software reduces the average time spent scheduling an interview from 60 minutes to 60 seconds.
What are you going to do with all that extra time? A Thanksgiving nap might just be in your future.
Without candidates, what would recruiters do? Well, for one, they’d be out of a job, but they’d also be missing out on the personal connections and success stories that make recruiters love their work. While recruiting can be a stressful, time-consuming line of work, it’s those hard-fought moments of finding a candidate their dream job or guiding someone’s career into a direction they never saw possible that makes recruiting incredibly rewarding. Be thankful for your candidates — and when you make your next placement, they’ll be thankful for you.
It’s a national holiday. You’re not supposed to work. Enjoy it.
Remember the old days of collecting paper resumes, flipping through stacks in a hotel room after a recruitment event and waiting for a candidate to call your landline to schedule an interview?
Neither do we. iPads have changed the talent acquisition game, enabling recruiters to collect resumes digitally, schedule interviews, and send automated communications to candidates after recruitment events. From endless file folders filled with resumes to one lightweight device? Now that’s something to be thankful for.
The approaching winter break means the conclusion of the fall recruitment season — including the miles you’ve driven, the flights you’ve taken and the hotels where you’ve crashed after another campus recruitment event. If you’ve been in the game for a few years, you’ve likely racked up a few (hundred) travel points along the way…which means eventually you’ll be able to give yourself that well-deserved vacation you keep putting off.
Video interviews makes recruiting candidates more convenient than ever before. No more candidates calling in with flight delays, causing you to reschedule interviews. No more “stuck in traffic” excuses. And if you record the interview, just replay at-will for the hiring manager.
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