- Laptop, tablet with blue tooth keyboard and
- Mobile phone.
- Applicant Tracking System. (ATS)
- Second monitor- if you recruit off of one screen I have little trust in you as a person. Sorry. Obviously traveling you do not need to lug around a second monitor.
- White-board- i am old fashioned but i love to write in dry erase and see progress
- Excel Spreadsheet, Evernote, Google Docs
Have a schedule- make sure your team knows your availability. Is it 7-5, 10-7? Have one and stick to it.
Sample Work Schedule:
7:00 – 7:30 – Job Boards and Daily Goals
7:30 – 8:00 – Internal email correspondence
12:30 – 1:30 – Lunch/Networking/Workout1:30-5:30 – Recruiting5:30 – Skype meeting with recruiting team- look back at goals.There is a lot of room to customize that schedule. I set a rule as to correspond through email at set times of the day. Email is not instant; therefore, I email first thing, middle of the day and before I leave. Recruiting is a contact sport, pick up the phone and contact someone.
My hierarchy of communication:
Phone- This is for emergency’s and immediate conversation.
Text Message– Great for quick to the point QA
Email- Replaced mail and should be treated as such. *24-72 hour response.
*caveat I operate by the 1/24 rule. I will acknowledge the issue and have an answer for you when you are a client or consultant. I value customer service above most things.
It should never be up to the recruiters preference as to where they work. It should be based on how you are able to deliver to the client and what works best for them.