Stress is something that plagues the recruitment industry as a whole. Research shows that 82% of recruitment consultants suffer from chronic stress at work. Recruitment consultants find the world of recruitment stressful – yet we still hear of so many businesses taking on this stressful task themselves!
If you have a hiring manager or someone managing the role of recruitment in your business there are some stress tell-tale signs that you need to look out for. If the person dealing with recruitment in your business seems on edge, snappy or exhausted then you need to step in and support them.
By spotting the early signs of stress and engaging with your employees you can tackle the problems before they become too big to manage. You may also notice a drop in their productivity or quality of the work they are producing. These are early signs that an employee could be suffering with stress.
Making the workplace environment become a stress free environment is the obvious goal for many businesses, but achieving this goal is not so obvious. It is essential that you look after your employees and stay aware of their stress levels.
Due to the fact the recruitment market is very candidate driven and the job market is constantly evolving, it means that those managing recruitment in your business have to work in a fast paced and competitive area of the business. This can easily make a job feel stressful and a person feel stressed.
There is the issue of candidates that are still in work so they can only call your employee during out of work hours, when they shouldn’t be at work either. This means the person in your business dealing with recruitment is also working overtime and not getting their much needed time off to relax.
Make sure you speak to your team. This will help enormously when it comes to people planning and mapping out their own time. Speak to your employee about how they are going about your recruitment needs. If you are using a recruitment agency are you getting enough support and input from them, or is your employee just being flung a load of random CVs?
A good recruitment consultant will be able to help your business by providing details of the right candidates for the role and your business. The recruitment consultant can take away the stress and extra hours work from your employee by taking the calls out of work, reviewing CVs, booking interviews and giving interview feedback.
Stress levels do not need to be high in your business. The team at Aspire Cambridge are here to take the recruitment stresses for you.