HR Strategy Room: Solving the Procrastination-Feedback Loop – a Critical Element in Hiring Success

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Categories: Corporate Recruiters, Human Resources
RecruitAlliance helps break the cycle of inefficiency.

It doesn't matter what job you hold or at what level, we all need feedback on a timely basis. For corporate HR professionals who are busy designing a new diversity recruitment strategy and forward a proposal to their CEO for approval--they need feedback. A Talent Acquisition Manager who wants to implement a quality Vendor Manager Solution needs prompt feedback from all decision makers. A Compensation and Benefits Manager who realizes their organization is not offering a competitive starting salary to their executives and requests an 'across-the-board' increase from the HR Director needs feedback.

Feedback drives business on every level. Without it, processes become inefficient and progress becomes stifled. Successful collaboration and enthusiasm in completing the task at hand are significantly diminished. The emotional ROI declines at a steady and rapid pace. When working with external recruiting partners or other service providers who are not provided with timely feedback, the probability of mutual goals is minimized.

Procrastination is defined as the practice of carrying out less urgent tasks in preference to more urgent ones, or doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones, and thus putting-off impending tasks to a later time; sometimes to the "last minute," before a deadline.

Let's face it--in the typical fast-paced and demanding Human Resources department, there is no time to procrastinate. Requesting and providing feedback is critical to the success of your department and the company. The scenario is the same when working with third-party search professionals. Recruiters strive to provide hiring companies with quality candidates. They work for free unless a hire is made. It's a pretty big investment of time and energy on their part, with no guarantee of any return. Putting yourself in their shoes, isn't it only reasonable for your recruiting partners to request and anticipate feedback on their candidate submissions, promptly?

Here are the top four steps to put an end to procrastination, and start providing timely feedback to your internal and external customers, today.

1. Break work down to manageable chunks. Stop overwhelming yourself! Do one task at a time, and focus on it exclusively. Experts recommend working for 25 minutes, take a 5 minute break - and repeat the process.

2. Plan your day and work your plan. Calendars with reminders are an excellent way to manage your time and stay on-track. Leverage mobile tools, like Focus Booster, Mind42, or MyLifeOrganized (MLO) offer excellent time management assistance, on-the-go.

3. Work in an inspiring environment. Where do you get the most work done? If you are more productive working outside at a picnic table in the sunshine, request special permission from your boss. Look at where inefficiencies exist in your current workflow, and change them.

4. Surround yourself with people who do not procrastinate and who inspire you. Everyone has peers who naturally motivate them to be more and accomplish more. Keep those individuals in your professional inner-circle, and move away from those peers that drain your energy-levels.

Timely feedback serves as a lifeline for every successful business process, and effectively inhibits the cycle of procrastination and inefficiency. RecruitAlliance is a Vendor Management System created exclusively to help organizations optimize their talent acquisition work-flow and maximize their relationships with third-party recruiting agencies…..all at no cost to your company. To learn more or schedule a demo, click here.

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