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When Improving Your Business Model, Patience is a Virtue

Clare Hopping

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You want the best possible employee capability on hand, but where do you find the time to develop your strategy cultivate it in advance? Here at LaunchPad Recruits, we believe that it’s all a matter of priorities and patience.

In a recent LinkedIn editorial piece, writer Karyn Ross explored the nature of improving the procedures that companies rely on to complete everyday, necessary tasks. Having attended a conference on this very subject, Ross expanded on the conclusions drawn by the event’s speakers and the attendees she encountered.

Out of Time

As Ross observed, the conference attendees agreed that “time” or to be more specific, “not having enough time” is the most powerful force acting against us when trying to improve the way our business works.

Sound Familiar?

It’s obvious that more time in the day would make it easier for organisations to improve. But companies are stuck in a catch-22 situation: to improve the way we do our work, we need more time, but to get more time, we need to improve the way we do work.

We want the results, but where do we find the time we need to achieve them?

“A Values Problem”

According to Ross, the conference emphasised that “improvement takes time and people.” She develops this point by adding that many of our apparent limitations in the workplace are not the result of a time problem, but are actually more of what she calls a “values problem.”

As Ross says, “What we spend our time on is what we value.”

She points to exercise as an example. While we all agree that exercise is important, many of us still don’t exercise enough and use a lack of free time as an excuse. Her point is that those who place health and exercise high on their list of values will find the time to make sure that they exercise, whatever the circumstances.

Time Spent with the People Who Matter

Whether it’s engaging with senior stakeholders or finding the most efficient way to develop employees, improving any aspect of a business takes time: every single day.

To improve processes, businesses need to spend time working with the people who execute them. Improvement depends on the continuous development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and this can only be achieved if managers spend enough time with their staff to develop compatible work habits and a mutual understanding of what your company requires.

If we truly value improvement, we’ll make the time for it. With some focus and cooperation with other teams and departments, we can implement all the changes we want so badly to take place.

Improving Recruitment Processes

Here at LaunchPad Recruits, we recognise that you’re looking to find the very best talent. In business, success is usually based on the work of a strong, skilled, diverse, and effective workforce, functioning in an environment where each member of the team plays an active role in the company’s continuous development.

Developing such a workforce can be achieved by streamlining the hiring process. Consider what you value most in your business: if hiring the best possible candidates is something that’s truly important to you, it’s essential that you and your team regularly make the time to improve specific interviewing and recruitment processes.

But finding the best possible team isn’t so straightforward. To attract the people your business needs to improve, you need to use the right tools for the job.

Though the technology is still fairly new, incorporating video into your business already has many proven benefits. Video engagement with pre-defined questions allow you to see how your job candidates respond when faced with the questions that are most important to you and your business, all without the timesuck of scheduling meetings with multiple applicants.

When it comes to improving your company’s efficiency, video interviewing software is an easy, affordable fix.

Improving your recruitment processes may take time, but once you start achieving your goals and seeing real results, you’ll know it was well worth the wait.

Clare Hopping

Clare Hopping has been involved in the recruitment of both full-time employees and freelance staff for ten years. She specialises in recruiting staff via social media and digital platforms.