Work Life Balance

How Recruiters can achieve Perfect Work-Life Balance in 2020

Kelly Barcelos on January 20, 2018 in Recruitment Process

Hiring has never been a 9-5 affair which is why it is a highly-stressful and fast-paced industry to work in. Recruiters are required to meet daily targets, fulfill client demands, and keep up with candidate expectations – all of which takes a toll on the physical and mental wellbeing of busy recruiters. Being able to strike a perfect balance between personal and professional life is the key to enjoying optimal health and staying productive.

Here are 6 tips to help you maintain your wellbeing at work:

  1. Take a Gym Class to Stay Active Throughout the Day

    One easy and effective step to achieving a better work-life balance is going to a gym. Since recruiters remain tied to their desk for most of the day, they are at an increased risk of developing high blood pressure, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. Sweating it out in the gym improves cardiovascular health, boosts brain power, reduces work stress, and creates the feeling of euphoria while protecting your long-term health.

  2. Get in the Mindful Zone with Meditation

    Meditation helps you detach from external pressures and worldly worries. It works to reduce stress levels, improves concentration, helps manage anxiety, and lets you enjoy a good night’s sleep.

    If you are new to mindfulness and don’t know how to start, you can download a guided meditation app online and start with simple breathing exercises. Simply set aside five-ten minutes in the morning or just before you go to bed to overcome the everyday hassles of your hectic job and stay happy.

  3. Use Employee Benefits to your Advantage

    Make the most of those yoga classes, on-site counselor visits, and monthly massage therapy coupons. These are just a few of the many benefits being initiated by progressive organizations with the aim of helping employees amplify success and maintain wellness at the same time. If your company does any of these things, take full advantage of these benefits.

  4. Stay Away from Your Mobile Phone

    Staying late frequently? Emailing candidates long after you’ve left work? Checking email threads before you hit the bed at night?Hitting your hiring targets is important but equally important is being able to switch off from your office work in your personal free time if you want to maintain your wellbeing.

    If doctors don’t bring their patients home, why should you be taking work home? Time every task whether it is posting jobs online, checking emails, screening candidates or scheduling interview slots. You can also automate all of these trivial tasks using an applicant tracking software and free up your valuable time for conducting interviews.

  5. Don’t be Media Shy – Go Social and Be a Change Agent

    Increasing your social connections, sharing blogs on your professional profile, or joining an HR forum will boost your credibility as a recruiter, expose you to the changing realities of human resources, give you greater insights into best industry practices and help you harness the power of latest industry knowledge.

    Being active on the social media will not only boost your performance on the job but also enable you to be the catalyst for constructive change, making your more resilient to setbacks.

  6. Don’t Try to Be a Superhero

    If you are stacked with too much work, use an applicant tracking software to automate all your time-consuming tasks. Trying to be a superhero and doing everything on your own even when you are loaded with work can be downright exhausting both physically and mentally.

    If you are constantly fighting an uphill battle and struggling to bridge the talent gap, using an Applicant Tracking System will take away hours from your recruitment routine every day, leaving you ample time to focus on doing what you do best – bringing top talent onboard.

    Having an applicant tracking software lets you be flexible, efficient, productive, and most importantly healthy. It takes every hassle out of your hiring process by streamlining the sourcing process from start to finish.

If you want to fit your 8 hours of productivity into just 3 hours of work, switch to Jobsoid’s Free Trial and optimize your talent acquisition efforts right away.

Kelly Barcelos

Kelly Barcelos is a progressive digital marketing manager specializing in HR and is responsible for leading Jobsoid’s content and social media team. When Kelly is not building campaigns, she is busy creating content and preparing PR topics. She started with Jobsoid as a social media strategist and eventually took over the entire digital marketing team with her innovative approach and technical expertise.