Changes to the processes in the workplace can be difficult and it can be stressful on your staffing firm’s internal staff. They are learning all-new ways of doing things that they may have been doing for years. You’ll need to be able to properly support your team. If you are implementing new solutions with your firm, here are some tips to help your internal staff manage the stress.
How to Help Manage Internal Staff Stress When Implementing New Solutions
Talk About the New Technology
You need to take a moment to address why the new technology is being added in the first place. Staffing professionals are often hesitant to adopt new technology, especially if they have found a sweet spot in placing candidates. So, before you simply implement a new solution, take the time to talk to your team about what the changes are and why they are being made. Explain how the new technology can help make everyone more effective and efficient in their day-to-day work.
When you discuss the new tech coming to your firm, open the floor to any questions or concerns your team may have. Take each of their concerns into consideration when moving forward.
Provide a Timeline
Any time you are implementing new solutions you need to provide your staff with a timeline. You don’t want to add too many new things at once but you also don’t want to waste too much time implementing the new solutions. There is a happy medium. Find what timeframe will work for your team and set deadlines for training and implementing the new tech in daily practices.
Offer Flexible Training
Before adopting any new technology you need to do your research on the company and make sure that they have a customer support team that will assist your staff. After you have found a company that has a customer success team, meet with them to learn about how they will be involved in the adoption and implementation of the new tech.
Once you have all of that in place, don’t jump to assigning strict training times for your staff. Instead, allow them to choose the time they do their training. You should also try to provide flexible training options as well for remote employees or staff members who prefer a more hands-on approach.
Some more seasoned recruiters may be hesitant to adopt new tech, so measure your success frequently. Staffing professionals have often spent a lot of time learning exactly what techniques work to successfully place candidates. So, changing the process can be difficult. They will want to see proof that the new system works. Providing them with numbers and success statistics will help you motivate them to start using the new technology rather than their old approach.
The Right Technology Can Help Your Team Make The Switch Easily!
Essium’s technology can help your staffing firm adapt to new solutions by taking care of some of the more tedious tasks, such as filing paperwork and sorting through new candidates. Working with us can help your staffing pros focus on the thing that matters most: making connections. Contact us to learn more about our software and how it can assist your staffing firm.