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Recruiters! – Don’t Let The Internet Suck Your Time Away


Whenever I speak to recruiters, there’s a common theme. They just don’t have enough TIME! Yes, you get the same 24 hours as everyone else… but are those hours managed effectively? One of the major tools of a recruiter’s trade is the internet. Access to websites, apps, and your recruitment software is of paramount importance in order to function and do the job. Without it, it’s back to old pen and paper, and who wants that?

However, with the internet comes the potential for major distraction. As someone that works in marketing and also predominantly uses the internet for my job, I know it’s easy to get sucked in to a new website, or read another online article, or check my own Twitter account… shiny object syndrome. There is always something trying to lure you in!

So how do you stay focused?

Allow yourself a bit of time each day to ‘be distracted’. If you want to do some online shopping, or look at your Facebook feed, do it in your lunch hour. It’s something to look forward to and you aren’t going to feel guilty about focusing on the latest gadget you’ve been eyeing up on Amazon, or the amazing red shoes you are bidding for on eBay. Plus the boss isn’t going to mind if it’s on your own time!



Liz Longman is the Managing Director of TEAM (The Employment Agents Movement). Liz has been involved in recruitment for over 20 years, before joining TEAM some ten years ago she headed up a region for a generalist agency.

Liz covered every sector of recruitment from supplying temporary workers, permanent placements at an Executive level and a Managed Service Contract. Liz has always been passionate about customer service and aims to offer the TEAM Membership and all associated with the network a first class service.

The TEAM network of agencies with over 500 locations and a combined turnover of over £1 billion is the largest network of independent recruitment agents in the UK. TEAM’s main ethos is to assist in the promotion and networking of business and innovations in the recruitment industry across its Membership.

TEAM also works closely with NPAworldwide helping to support its Members recruiting globally.


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