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You’ve made two dozen cookies in the last hour to bring to work… and you’ve proceeded to polish off half of them in about 10 minutes. Productive? Sure (you made a lot of cookies). Effective? Well, you’ve managed to undo half of your work — and unless your other goal is to get a bad stomachache and a sugar crash, you haven’t managed to be very effective. (Disclaimer: Yes, we know cookies are delicious, and yes, how could you resist when they were sitting right there in front of you?)

There is a significant difference between being productive and being effective — and just because you are busy doing something doesn’t mean you’re doing it well. In fact, the more time you’re spending on something, and the more regularly you do that thing, the more you may be creating inefficiencies you’re too deep in the trenches to notice. Many recruiters are productive without actually being effective. They may find themselves doing things like recruiting for the same opening again and again, with the same poor results (and a lot of headaches in the process). Or, they may continually struggle with hiring managers who want the recruitment process to move faster — and end up failing to deliver on both speed and qualified candidates.



During Nathan’s early career, he gained considerable experience from across many industries including Sales, Teaching and Retail, however more recently Nathan has delved into the world Digital Marketing and Publishing. Drawing on his past experiences, Nathan brings all aspects of his knowledge into Recruitment Buzz, possessing great research and social media skills.

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