Recruiting Habits: Effective Practice

by | Apr 15, 2019

by Ben Hess, Managing Director, ThirdPool Recruiting

Over the last week, we’ve discussed techniques for developing new recruiting habits.

Since habits control so much of our lives, it’s beneficial to transform your recruiting tasks into habitual actions.

These habits become the autopilot of your recruiting success.

To build a good habit, you’ll need a reason to change, a trigger, and some small micro-habit building blocks to ensure early success.

Next comes the hard part—practice.

In his best-selling book The Talent Code, Daniel Coyle researched the commonalities among world-class performers in various disciplines (sports, music, business, etc.).

Effective practice was the most compelling ingredient each high-performer shared.

Of course these world-class performers practiced a lot, but they also broke down their performance into small components.

Then, they focused on becoming proficient in each step of the process through repetition and measurement.

You want to be a great recruiter.

What are the components (well-performed tasks) that would make you a great recruiter?

Once those are identified, practice each component in a way to recognize failures, make tweaks to improve performance, and celebrate small successes.

Practice does not necessarily make perfect unless it’s done in a way that effectively contributes to the overall goal.

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