6 Tools and Strategies To Reduce Recruiter Burnout


Workplace burnout is something that is impacting organizations of all sizes across all industries. Within the world of recruiting, burnout is running especially rampant. The hiring market is stiff, and the fight for talent is fierce, meaning recruiters are working overtime to find candidates and fill open roles quickly.

The problem is that the tools and processes set in place for recruiters do little to help ease the burden on their shoulders. So, recruiters are facing higher levels of stress and burnout than ever before. Organizations must find solutions for addressing recruiter burnout before it costs them their best talent. Today, we break down six tools, and strategies organizations can implement to help combat recruiter burnout in their organizations.

Lean On Automation Tools

One of the most significant contributors to recruiter burnout is the sheer number of monotonous tasks, and time-consuming steps recruiters have to accomplish daily. Whether updating candidate profiles after calls, performing outreach tasks, or parsing resumes for potential candidates, recruiters are swamped with tasks that quickly fill up their days.

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But, that doesn’t need to be the case. Many of these steps can be automated. 

Administrative tasks don’t need to fill up your recruiters’ days. And they don’t need to be the primary stressor that causes your team to feel fatigued and burned out. Instead, your team can delegate these tasks to the tools in your tech stack, so they can free up their days and spend more time on the work that matters — engaging with and nurturing candidates down your hiring pipeline. 

When you embrace automation in your organization, you can combat recruiter burnout by:

  • Minimizing repetitive tasks
  • Streamlining administrative processes
  • Reducing unnecessary tools and tech
  • Lowering the chance of errors
  • Improving efficiencies and communication. 

It’s time to give your recruiters a breather. See what options are available to make it a bit easier on your team’s workload.

Embrace Intelligent AI

Artificial intelligence is on the rise. Organizations across every industry and in every part of the world understand the benefits of having an intelligent tool in your arsenal that learns alongside your processes. Not only does it make your life easier now, but tools built with AI learn how to perform more acutely toward your company’s needs as time goes on. 

Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest topics currently. 45% of recruiters say that AI will improve their job performance and help them become more efficient. Beyond that, AI is helping companies to level the playing field and access capabilities once seen as unrealistic for many organizations. 

When it comes to artificial intelligence, strategy is the name of the game. Your company is better suited for success when you create a thoughtful, logical plan for implementation rather than making a spur-of-the-moment decision. While many companies have begun relying on the support of AI, we’ve only brushed the tip of the iceberg. As time goes on, AI is becoming increasingly intelligent and useful.

Now is the time to start your research and determine how to best leverage these tools to reach heightened levels of success. There are some legal watch-outs for using AI – read more about the legal and regulatory actions for using AI and the new law coming into effect in New York City in Jan 2022. Ensure that the tech you use complies with all regulations to ensure fair hiring practices. Visage uses humans to find top talent, and our AI ensures the quality match, so you can rest assured that we find top talent complying with all regulatory requirements.

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Ditch Outdated, Clunky Tools

Legacy tools might seem like a smart move since there is no large investment or time lost with implementation. But in reality, outdated tools actually harm your team’s productivity rather than boost it. If your team is stuck using tools that don’t perform as they need or offer the support they crave, then the risk of burnout and fatigue is much greater. 

It’s high time you ditch those clunky tools that are difficult to use. Instead, you’re much better off investing in updated tech that performs as you need it to. Not only will your team be able to accomplish their jobs more efficiently, but you’ll also enjoy the added benefits of strategic, real-time insights into the effectiveness of your company’s processes. 

Technology can be (and will be!) your best friend and secret weapon to combat and reduce recruiter burnout. Take the time to ensure your tech stack is equipped with the most cutting-edge software.

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Invest In Project Management Tools

Project management tools do more than just offer insights into the status of tasks. They give you a glance into the workload of your employees, so you can quickly and easily see whether any of your team is maxed on their bandwidth. 

Often, it can be hard to accurately estimate the amount of work an employee has assigned to them in a given week. And, since each employee works at a different pace, it can be challenging to divide the work up amongst your team members accurately. 

When you invest in a strong, intelligent project management platform, you can see just how long it takes for your team to accomplish any given task. What’s more, today’s project management tools often have built-in functions and capabilities like:

  • Task scheduling and planning
  • Time tracking and task prioritization
  • Project budgeting
  • Analytical reporting
  • Team collaboration

These functions help identify any barriers to productivity and nip potential burnout in the bud. With one glance, you can see whether your team members are lagging or feeling overwhelmed in their roles. Then, you can delegate tasks to help balance the workload and reduce the strain on any given employee.

Find and Use Internal Communication Platforms

One of the best ways to tackle burnout is by being honest and transparent with your team. After all, if you don’t communicate with one another, how can you know whether someone is feeling overwhelmed?

Investing in a strong internal communication tool is crucial to your team’s success. It offers a location for them to communicate their needs, talk through struggles they’re facing, and build rapport with one another. With many organizations embracing a hybrid or fully remote work format, communication platforms are no longer a nice-to-have but a must-have. 

Aside from offering a platform to talk openly about your workload and bandwidth, communication platforms have transformed into the modern-day watercooler. They’re now the space where team members share fun quips about their weekends, share best practices and insights, and generally take a break from day-to-day tasks. 

Integrate Your Tools With Visage

AI and automation might be revolutionizing the world of recruiting, but without the human intelligence behind these tools, you’ll fail to capitalize on the true benefits. At Visage, we understand the importance of human interaction, which is why we blend our tools with sourcing experts, so we can add some human touch to the recruitment process. 

Our team has over 4,000 certified and trained sourcers available 24/7. And our expert sources span every industry around the globe. When you combine this human intelligence with our AI-powered platform, you’ll have qualified, talented candidates on your desk in hours. The best part? You can trust that these candidates are sourced, vetted, and match your exact needs. 

It’s time you ease the burden on yourself and your recruiters. Take the first step by expanding your sourcing and engagement capabilities with our intelligent global platform. To learn more about how Visage can help you to reduce the likelihood of recruiter burnout impacting your team, reach out to us for a demo.