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The Virtual Recruiter’s Guide To Productivity

by Beverly Aarons 23. April 2012 14:36

Working 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. 


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