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Going solo and launching your own recruitment business is an exciting time, but can also be a little daunting while you find your feet. The transition from recruiter to business owner can take some adjustment and you can easily become overwhelmed by all the new day-to-day business operation tasks you need to do.

With so much more to think about including everything from finances to marketing and legal to business development, it is imperative that as a recruitment business owner you quickly learn how to manage your time.

Here are our top tips on how to manage your time as a recruitment business owner.

Keep focus

With the task list building up it can be hard to know which job to tackle first, which is why it is crucial you keep focus. Treat each task as a separate job rather than looking at it all at once and start to work your way through – you’ll be surprised at how much more productive you are when you take this approach.

You may also find it useful to work to a plan. By this we mean having set days each week where you focus a portion of your time on finances or marketing etc. Knowing what you need to be doing on which day can help bring some structure into your working week and help you keep on top of everything.

Prioritise your tasks

Structure your tasks by order of priority, whether that be to meet deadlines or by those that have a high ROI for your business. Pushing those jobs up the list will help significantly accelerate the growth and success of your business.

Typically these sorts of tasks will be around getting more customers, generating income, growing your team, undertaking training or making strategic decisions that will propel your business forward.

Expand your team

While this may not be an option in your early days, as your recruitment business and client list grow you may want to consider expanding your team. You may decide to employ extra recruiters so that you can step back from that role and focus on the running of your business or you may look for back office support staff who can help ease your workload.

Either way the more hands the better, but it is vital that you ensure you are working with the right people, as hiring the wrong types of people could add to your stresses. Think about not only the skills they require but also the traits you would want in your employees to ensure they are a good fit for your business.

How SSG can support you

At SSG we have helped more than 500 recruitment businesses over the past 20 years, making our team well placed to assist you in launching your recruitment business. We have successfully traversed the industry’s changes over the last decade and can provide solutions that make it possible for our clients to outperform their competitors.

Allowing our clients to focus on recruiting and billing takes the stressful elements out of running a business. There is no need to worry about accounting, marketing or legal process – leave all that to us, it’s what we do.

Our number one goal is to make it as easy as possible for you to achieve your dream of launching and running a successful recruitment business.

Are you ready to go solo?

If you are ready to elevate your income, enhance your work/life balance and make a difference in the current labour shortage crisis by starting your own recruitment business, download The Ultimate Recruitment Business Startup Guide 2023 Edition to get you started.

It takes courage and resilience to start your own recruitment business. There is more responsibility with being a business owner than with just being a rockstar recruiter. However, you don’t have to take the journey alone, SSG is here to provide the support you need.

Next Steps

Ready to talk to us? Schedule a call today with a member of our team to see how we can help you launch your own successful recruitment business.

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