Pretty smooth, right? Getting up at 6: 30 am in the morning, prepping up a delicious breakfast, rarin’ to reach the office, slurping a hot cup of cappuccino while making calls to the promising applicants for a brief phone screen and ultimately making them say ‘YES’ to the job offer. Painted a pretty good picture of a day in an RPO personnel’s life, right?
Isn’t that the best thing about RPO personnel’s life? One can pretty much predict the campus hiring events and other recruiting activities that will occur during the entire day. It’s also easy to identify the recruiting tools you need to get done, prioritize them accordingly, and then plow candidates through the day & then comes the perfect ‘eureka moment of the day’ when one finds the crème de la crème talent.
Yeah, right…it happens only in RPO professional’s dreams!
If one is an RPO professional, their time management, planning, multi-tasking and organizational skills are tested to the max each and every day.
In fact, it is enough to drive a normal person crazy!
Actually, one of the biggest challenges RPO professional face is trying to manage multiple campus hiring events schedules and accomplishing the “tasks of ensuring efficient access to right talent” in a work environment of constant change of job requirements, interruptions, firefighting, etc
So, the question is can an RPO professional have a perfect day in his life? The answer is probably no.
However, one can apply the following tactics to inject life into the day-to-day grind of recruiting to become more productive, efficient and have more fun.
3 Revolutionary tips to improve a day in an RPO personnel’s life
Recruiting Life Tip 1: Disconnect to Rev Up –
Simple as it seems, one RPO professional might find it very hard to break the habit of staying virtually connected all the time for work. One way to start is to set aside a chunk of time meditating every day for a minute or two.
Recruiting Life Tip 2: Go digital to be a recruiting Yogi
Let’s face it, more and more jobs are searched through mobiles and ‘phablets’ by the passive candidates. It’s time to create a functioning, yet slimmed-down recruiting device which is usable via a five-inch screen to balance your recruiting life like a modern yogi.
Recruiting Life Tip 3: Brainstorm to face disruption
Take every morning or whenever it will work to force yourself to either do some strategic brainstorming (maybe with a colleague), learn a new recruiting technology, read an HirePro resources section, or whatever else it takes to stay agile. Just be sure to devote this time to one’s own personal development and growth.
A Portrait of an RPO personnel’s life in a day of 2020
The future of jobs will be a highly virtual space. It will be a fast-moving, dynamic, and techno-focused environment. The old recruiting life was built on stability; the new world of recruiting is built on change and flex. The emerging era of 2020 will require fast, flexible, passionate recruiting ( RPO) professional who has an active orientation and a grasp of orchestrating the workforce of the future. And, one will have to be able to put all this into a personal style that is persuasive, fun, and engaging.
In short, the RPO personnel of 2020 will have to be totally relationship-oriented and embrace the virtual.