No Resources? Create Them!
"It doesn’t matter how many resources you have.
If you don’t know how to use them,
it will never be enough.”
I read these lines today when I was going through some random articles. These quotes inspired me a lot to jot down my thoughts on the same concept.
I believe starting anything new can be challenging. Thousands of obstacles always seem to arise when deciding to take the first step to learn or do something new. In a few years, I have experienced that sometimes these obstacles are real, and sometimes they are imaginary. The fear of these new experiences feeds the imagination and results in creating excuses.
In this blog, I am sharing a few points that will help recruiters to work efficiently with fewer resources.
1. Make Use of Technology: Whether you are a startup, small business, a staffing agency, etc., adopting technology nowadays has become the need of the hour. Using technology is the best way to reduce our workload, save time, and efforts by automating business tasks. Recruiters or HR professionals can use a resume parser that extracts resumes or jobs data into their ATS/CRM quickly. This will help them save time on data entry and allow them to do what they love to, i.e., close more jobs. Usually, small business entrepreneurs hesitate to invest in such software because of technical hassles and high costs. But there are many parsing tools like CandidateZip available in the market that can easily fulfill a small business's requirements. And allow recruiters to streamline their hiring process with limited resources. Thus, having a budget for technology will keep you resourceful without spending more.
2. Untap Your Teams' Knowledge and Potential: Understanding your teams' strengths and limits in their current role is one thing, but as a manager, don't you feel you should know what other talents your team possesses? The truth behind this question is that most people are multi-talented, and their skill goes beyond the confines of the job description. Explore their potential by observing or asking about their other interests and capabilities and start using their talents in your organization.
3. Build on Their Knowledge and Potential: Now that you know your team's potential, start building on it by providing them additional training and use your resources for the growth of the organization. This will show employees that you appreciate their talent and believe in them to invest in it. This behavior demonstrates that you care about their growth.
4. Cut Down Your Expenses: Within the piles of resources available in your organization, you may find unneeded resources. This happens when your company grows and your priority shifts in response to market demand. Cut down on the excess of resources that no longer align with what is currently required for the organization.
Trust innovation is not just about creating something new; it also makes old things work efficiently. Using your limited resources, smartly undoubtedly helps you to become resourceful.