January 16, 2017

Recruitment New Year’s Resolutions

Recruitment new years resolutions are made and developed. Every year around this time, many people approach the new year with a sense of optimism and determination, vowing to make a number of life changes and self-improvements. Healthy food is consumed, gym parking lots are full and everyone is at their best. Unfortunately, by late January, most have already fallen off the wagon and abandoned their new year’s resolutions.

Studies show that 92 % of all new year’s resolutions fail. How is it possible that so many good intentions can fall through the cracks. There are a number of approaches one can take that may not guarantee success, but can certainly increase the odds. Let’s look at a few tips that will help you achieve your resolutions and set you up for career success in the new year.

Recruitment New Year -Don’t make resolutions you can’t control – Set a plan

Plan, plan, plan. Set a plan in action for future recruitment drives. Have job descriptions ready for key roles and keep your mind on growth and future possibilities. Make an effort to talk to other staff about what’s missing in the work place. What areas can they see need improvement? Who needs support or opportunities to grow?

Recruitment New Year – Don’t bite off more than you can chew – Encourage professional growth

Just because it’s a new year and you’re looking to make some positive changes, presumably your everyday responsibilities won’t change. Your staff still have the same commitments they had last year – to their partners, kids, employer and friends. Therefore, keep these commitments in mind when making professional development action plans, and try to keep them realistic. Instead of vowing to get a degree or a certification, start by offering a short course. Each small step will move your employees closer to a larger goal. Celebrate success by reaching small goals – don’t regret failure by not reaching big ones.

Recruitment New Year – Take baby steps

Whatever your resolution may be, look at it with a micro view, not a macro one. Work small steps into your daily or weekly routine, and don’t expect to knock out large portions at once. If your goal is to read a book about a new subject or for a course you’re taking, focus on reading one or two pages a night, not on finishing the book in a week or two. There’s nothing wrong with starting small, and if you find you have more time in your schedule than you anticipated, you can always increase your efforts. On the other hand, taking on too much to begin with will only cause stress and frustration, and will most likely leave you feeling overwhelmed and defeated.

Recruitment New Year – Set a realistic timeframe

A common reason that new year’s resolutions fail is the lack of an appropriate timeframe. Not setting a target date invites procrastination, and while there may be several months left in the year, an “I’ll get to it when I have time” attitude can easily lead to unmet goals and feelings of failure. Likewise, setting a target date that’s too soon can lead to similar frustration. Choose a date that’s realistic for completing your resolution, and that will allow you to balance the extra work with your daily schedule. Once it’s set, hold yourself accountable. Ensure you’re taking the necessary steps on a regular basis to achieve your goal on the chosen date.

Recruitment New Year – Only choose goals that are important

This sounds like a no-brainer, but some people feel they MUST have a new year’s resolution or they just aren’t improving. There’s really no shame in not having a resolution. Most resolutions fail simply because people just don’t care enough to follow through. If it’s not something that’s important to you, skip it this year and start thinking of a resolution for next year that you’re truly passionate about.

Without willpower, determination and a meaningful goal, you’re setting yourself up for failure, which will only have a negative psychological effect on other aspects of your life.

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