As an owner of a staffing firm, you likely feel like there is not enough time in the day. You get caught up performing one task or another and, before you know it, the day has flown by. Time management is a key skill to have in the staffing business but knowing what tasks are important and which aren’t is crucial too. Make more out of 2022 by spending less time on these five time-wasting tasks.
Tasks That Are Wasting Time During Your Day
Yes, checking your email is important but you don’t need to be constantly plugged in. Many business owners waste a lot of time by constantly having their email open on their desktop and checking it any time something new comes in. Not everything requires an immediate response. Have set times during the day that you check your email at the beginning, middle, and end of the day. Doing this will help you stay focused on your tasks for the day rather than getting tied up answering emails.
Lack of prioritization skills can slaughter productivity. Think about how you can better organize your daily tasks to help you reach your goals. If you don’t already have one, implement a project management system where you can put high-priority tasks ahead of others. It will also help you track progress on major projects happening within your firm.
There is nothing worse than an unproductive meeting. While checking in is important and meetings can oftentimes be useful, they shouldn’t be scheduled just to have something on the calendar. If the meeting could have been handled in an email everyone in attendance won’t be engaged. As an owner, you can communicate effectively via email or other platforms to stay updated on projects. Only hold meetings when they are absolutely necessary. Your schedule and your staff will thank you.
Everyone scrolls social media occasionally at work but it is a huge time suck. Avoid picking up your cell phone during work hours. Only use your work line. If you’re working from home and your work phone is your cell, try blocking certain apps during the workday. This will help you focus on the task at hand instead of what your friend had for lunch or your family member’s newest addition.
Again, like email, processing paperwork is an important part of your job. It doesn’t have to be difficult though. You can utilize different technology to help the paperwork filing process be a bit easier. As soon as a new candidate is received, you can send them the appropriate tax paperwork and any documents they need to sign digitally. They can also return the documents digitally using a secure platform, email, or whatever delivery method you prefer.
Get More Time in Your Day!
Utilizing the technology Essium has created for staffing firms like yours can help you get some of your time back. You won’t spend countless hours sifting through resumes or following up on applications. Instead, you can work on making connections with the people you are working with. Contact us to see how our technology can help your organization.