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December 25, 2023

Ashley Meyer

Ashley Meyer

In this blog, the spotlight is on strengthening personal habits, developing a resilient mindset, and the art of hitting the ground running. 

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Mastering Personal Habits for a Rapid Recruitment Start in 2024

As the curtain rises on a new year, recruiters, hiring managers, and business leaders are gearing up for an exhilarating journey. As with any year, it’s a marathon and not a sprint, and you have to know when to hit the groove and when to dig deep for the moments of acceleration. In this blog, the spotlight is on strengthening personal habits, developing a resilient mindset, and the art of hitting the ground running.  

Here’s your guide to forging a path to success in recruiting, talent acquisition, and staffing that’ll have you sprinting out of the gate and into 2024 with confidence. 

Craft a Winning Mindset with Speed and Precision

Success in recruiting often begins with the right mindset. To hit the ground running, adopt a agility and resilience mindset. The recruiting landscape is dynamic, and the ability to pivot quickly is a valuable asset. According to a study by the Harvard Business Review, professionals with a growth mindset are more likely to embrace challenges and persevere in the face of setbacks. Set the tone for the year by cultivating a mindset that welcomes change and views challenges as opportunities for growth. 

Top Tip: Change your language. Replace the word BUT with AND. The effect this has on how you see the world around you and deal with setbacks will be profound. It’ll change a problem-focused mindset to a problem-solving mindset. 

Establish High-Impact Personal Habits

Your personal habits can make or break your success in the fast-paced world of recruiting. Develop habits that maximize your productivity and efficiency. Start your day with purposeful planning, prioritize tasks, and set clear goals. According to research from the University College London, it takes an average of 66 days to form a new habit, so commit to cultivating habits that align with your professional goals. Consistent, high-impact habits will set the stage for sustained success throughout the year. 

Top Tip: Leave the phone alone and start with 5 minutes of silence at the beginning of the day. It may sound easy, but we challenge you to try it. The power of being quiet will help settle, focus, and calm you.  

Accelerate Onboarding and Integration Processes

In the race for top talent, time is of the essence. Speed up your onboarding and integration processes without sacrificing quality to swiftly integrate new hires into your team. A survey by Glassdoor indicates that a positive onboarding experience can increase employee retention by 82%. Streamline paperwork, introduce mentors early on, and ensure new hires feel connected from day one. A rapid and seamless onboarding process not only impresses candidates, but also sets the tone for a positive employee experience. 

Top Tip: Onboarding starts the moment you reach out to a candidate. Their onboarding needs to match the hiring experience (in a good way). Give your new hires the red carpet treatment when they join your team. 

Foster Resilience Amidst Uncertainty

The recruiting journey is marked by uncertainties, but resilience is your secret weapon. Embrace setbacks as learning opportunities and bounce back with renewed vigor. A study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology found that resilient individuals are better equipped to navigate challenges in the workplace. Cultivate resilience by focusing on solutions, learning from failures, and maintaining a positive outlook. A resilient recruiter not only weathers storms but emerges strong and more capable. 

Top Tip: Be honest with yourself. If you can be honest in seeing what you can control and what you can’t, then you’ve got a head start on resilience. If you drop the ball, learn from it. If it was something beyond your control, don’t dwell on it. 

Initiate Quick, Impactful Connections

Building relationships is at the core of successful recruiting. Initiate connections swiftly and authentically. Leverage social media platforms to engage with potential candidates and industry influencers. According to a report by CareerBuilder, 70% of employers use social media to screen candidates during the hiring process. Establishing a strong online presence enhances your professional brand and facilitates rapid and meaningful connections with top talent. 

Top Tip: Give a colleague a call. Initiating small talk with safe and trustworthy people will help you flex the connection muscle and strengthen your ability to connect with people outside your network. 

Embrace Continuous Learning for Professional Growth

Rapid growth demands continuous learning. Stay ahead of industry trends, new technologies, and emerging best practices. According to a study by LinkedIn, 94% of employees would stay longer at a company that invested in their career development. Commit to expanding your skill set through online courses, workshops, and industry conferences. A recruiter who embraces continuous learning stays relevant and becomes a valuable asset to their organization. 

Top Tip: Pick one book and commit to reading 5 pages per day. Before you know it, you’ll have finished the book, then it’ll be two books, then seven, and by the end of the year, you will have read over 12 books. 

Here’s a great resource from Time on increasing your reading capacity. 

Cultivate an Agile Approach to Technology

Agility is key in the ever-evolving landscape in recruitment technology. Embrace tools and platforms that enable quick decision-making and streamline processes. According to a survey by Deloitte, 64% of organizations using agile methodologies experienced faster time-to-market. Evaluate your tech stack, adopt innovative solutions, and ensure your technology aligns with your need for speed and efficiency in the recruitment process. 

Top Tip: Read our blog on leveraging ChatGPT to boost your hiring strategies. Enough said.

The Wrap Up 

Mastering personal habits, cultivating a winning mindset, and launching into the new year with resilience are pivotal to a recruiter’s success. By establishing high-impact habits, accelerating onboarding processes, fostering resilience, initiating quick connections, embracing continuous learning, and adopting an agile approach to technology, you’ll hit the ground running and maintain a swift pace throughout the recruiting journey in 2024. Here’s to a year of rapid growth and unmatched success in the world of recruitment! 

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