from home has its own set of challenges that many legal recruiters never
consider until they’ve setup their own home office. One of the biggest challenges legal
recruiters face is maintaining productivity despite the absence of a boss
telling them what to do and when to do it.
Below are a few strategies that legal recruiters may want to consider in
order to increase their work-from-home productivity:
1. Take regular breaks and make sure
you schedule them in advance. While it may feel counterintuitive to think that
taking breaks can actually increase productivity, the truth is that overwork
can kill effectiveness.
2. Create a work schedule and stick
with it. For legal recruiters who work
from home, creating a fixed timeframe for when they should work could help
prevent the overlapping of work and family life. If you know you only have six hours to get
work done, you’re more likely to focus on the most important tasks. And that takes us to our next point.
3. Always focus on the most
important daily tasks first. And
remember, “most important” does not always mean “most urgent.” Important tasks are those things that will
impact your business in the long-term. For example, cold calling clients is an
important task because persistently connecting with clients will increase your
chances of receiving a steady flow of job orders.
4. Don’t over pack your work
schedule. One of the biggest killers of productivity is the tendency to allot a
task to every single minute in the day.
Give yourself some breathing room between activities and you will
decrease the chances of procrastinating.