3 Productivity Hacks That Can Save Your HR Recruiting Process

Every Human Resources professional has faced the issue of developing and sticking to a hiring methodology. It seems like you have to sift through more and more resumes and potential candidates than ever to make sure that all components of your HR recruiting process are running on schedule.

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Recruiting Processes Can Be Easy When Teams Keep Productivity In Mind

In large companies, there are so many people at every stage of the recruiting pipeline that it can become impossible to keep them straight and make sure that all components of your HR recruiting process are running on schedule.

Staying on top of all phases of your recruiting process (i.e., sourcing, filtering, and hiring) and making sure that nothing gets forgotten is crucial to achieve the desired results.

Fixing Bad Habits

But even the most productive people fall prey to bad habits concerning productivity in the workplace. The three most common productivity drains — multitasking, procrastination, and disorganization — have especially negative impacts on HR teams who are required to stick to specific schedules and processes for sourcing and interviewing large amounts of potential candidates.
So how can HR teams make sure that these bad habits don’t affect the quality and throughput of the recruiting process?  Here are tips and tricks for HR teams to manage the 3 most common productivity bad habits.

1.  Cure Multitasking

When you realize that your team is suffering from frequent multitasking, which has well documented negative effects on focus and productive output, you might need to encourage your coworkers to try something like the Pomodoro Technique.

This technique calls for setting a 25-minute timer for a solid work session on a single thing such as a specific step in the recruiting process (e.g., sourcing) or a specific area or department in the organization (e.g., accounting). 

After the timer goes off, you are allowed a 5-minute break. Repeat this process 4 times, and then take a longer break to cool off. In a situation where you keep multitasking by sorting through resumes and checking your email and talking to your friends on the phone, the Pomodoro Technique could prove essential to help you focus and improve your productivity in the workplace.

2. Address Procrastination

If you think that your HR team is suffering from procrastination, try this simple trick. Focus on accountability. Instilling a culture of accountability on your HR team makes sure that no one procrastinates by just pushing tasks back on his or her list.

An accountability software solution like CommandHound allows you to define due dates, responsibilities, reminders, escalation paths with different levels of urgency, and is the only tool that keeps track of completion performance by individual to be used during performance reviews.

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Productivity in the Workplace Significantly Increases with a Strong Accountability Culture

The individual tracking and escalation features of CommandHound allow users to delegate tasks and only worry about tasks that are falling behind. If one member of your team, for example, is failing to schedule interviews and follow up with candidates on a regular basis, CommandHound will make sure that their manager follows up and that the team can keep moving forward on the HR recruiting process together.

3. Fix Disorganization

If your team arrives at work every morning and has to spend the first part of its day trying to figure out what happened the day before, you probably suffer from disorganization. One of the simplest solutions to disorganization is to-do lists. A variety of popular software applications can help you keep track of your tasks and make sure that you don’t let anything slip through the cracks.

With CommandHound, in addition to being able to keep track of your tasks, you can also monitor how close they are to being due, and know that your managers will be able to gently nudge you to productivity when you are disorganized and falling behind.  

This powerful combination of organization and accountability will keep you safe knowing that no interviews, offer letters, or follow up steps about a candidate are falling through the cracks.


Multitasking, procrastination, and disorganization can all be easily handled at the individual and team levels. Use these productivity hacks to make sure that your HR team faithfully follows and executes your recruiting and hiring methodology.

Would you like to learn more about how a tool like CommandHound can help your HR team?

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