Just a quick question...
I coach a number of Recruiting Professionals and I am seeing a large swing in the amount of hours these Recruiters are work to be productive. I am curious to know....
On average how many hours do you work a week?
What are your most productive days and times during that week?
What is your least favorite day and time of the week and why?
Thanks for the insight!!!
Hi Rebecca - What are you looking to learn from the responses?
From my viewpoint, there is no way to say to ALL recruiters - "This is how many hours you should be working, these are the days you should focus on doing the most calls, and these are the days you can take your foot off the gas".... but I'm sure you know that.
In an industry as big as ours, and with all the members on here coming from different backgrounds in recruiting - you could have a huge variation in the answers, depending on:
1. Are they working at a large corporate agency which is heavily KPI driven?
2. Are they working for a smaller firm which focuses more on what it's staff get out of their calls, rather than the amount of time they spend on the phone?
3. Are they independent recruiters who operate a lifestyle business
4. Do they focus on all aspects of recruitment, or just candidate sourcing / business development / lead generation etc etc
5. How many years have they been in the business - those with more experience and a strong network of candidates / clients won't need to be on the phone as much doing cold calling - but they will need to manage their network effectively to gain the most benefits from them.
and so on...Just because one recruiter is succeeding with 3 hours a day, does not mean that another recruiter will be able to do the same - especially if their market focus or location focus is different. Another factor is whether a recruiter is focusing on high volume temp / contract placements, or lower level perm business.
There's so many factors when you look at it all in depth - you'd need to be a lot more specific in your questioning with this topic in order to gain any real value from the results. So Rebecca - what were you looking to do with this topic and the answers that you gain? What would you take away and how would you use it to benefit the recruiters you coach?
What I have noticed, how many companies are NOT allowing for overtime, therefore the work hours are the traditional 40 per week.