Mental Health In Recruitment Industry
The recruiting industry is a fast-paced, competitive atmosphere. As a result, keeping up with work demands can be difficult while maintaining good health. That is why communicating is such an important issue.
What are the challenges in hiring?
When it comes to mental health, employees in the recruiting sector confront some unique issues. The case is the same in a volume recruitment platform as well.
Many recruiters focus too much on performance KPIs such as phone calls, emails, and meetings, rather than looking at qualitative evidence such as results and NPS data.
The constant pressure to do so can be stressful and overwhelming. In addition, the hiring industry is usually expected to be “on.” This can be mentally and emotionally exhausting.
Lack of control
Another factor that can cause stress is the fact that, in the end, a recruiter’s performance not only relies upon their own but also on the candidates` performance. Not only do they have to perform and impress their clients, but they have to commit to the job when accepted and succeed when employed. This can be a very anxiety-inducing situation not being in control. A recruiter can do all the research and find the perfect candidate for a role, but in the end, it’s up to the candidate to perform.
The added element of dealing with candidates and clients can increase the number of relationships you have to manage. Everyone is different, and they have different drivers and emotions. Some recruiters also need to make their employers, colleagues, clients, and candidates happy.
Balance of work and life
In addition, work can be isolated from your personal life. In many cases, you will have to work long hours to accept candidates, making maintaining a healthy social relationship challenging. Due to limited availability, it is tempting to postpone a face-to-face interview and try to attend a meeting with a potential candidate. Also, some employers expect their employees to interact and network regularly after work. This is beneficial for team building, but recruiters need to give them enough time to leave the work environment.
WHAT CAN EMPLOYERS DO?
Talking about mental health in the workplace is paramount to ensuring employee well-being. Therefore, employers need to provide support and resources to employees who want to talk about it and reserve time for the entire team.
Free trade policy
Creating an open-door policy is another way to give employees peace of mind when talking about mental health. This means that employees can easily talk to their boss about their problems without fear of judgement or retaliation.
Culture of teamwork
Mental health is often affected by work-related stress. Employers can help mitigate this stress by creating a more supportive and non-competitive environment. Instead, the industry tends to promote competitiveness and dog-eat-dog spirit. However, this can adversely affect employees’ mental health and should be avoided.
What can you do personally?
When working in the recruiting industry, it is essential to be aware of these challenges and strive to protect your mental health. If you feel overwhelmed, be sure to take a break from work. Maintain contact with friends and family and seek assistance if issues arise. The most essential thing is to be proactive in your self-care. Mental health should not be underestimated. It is essential to ask for help if you have a hard time. By taking steps to protect your mental health, you will be able to maintain your physical and mental health.
Don’t forget to talk to your colleagues about these topics as well. Creating a supportive environment in the workplace is the key to maintaining mental health. If you find someone who seems to be struggling, feel free to contact us and provide support. It can make a big difference in that person’s day.
Let’s start changing today.
The hiring industry can be demanding and stressful. However, there are things that both employers and employees can do to support mental health. At our company, we strive to raise awareness and keep in touch with each other. By raising awareness and making small changes, we can create a more positive and supportive environment for everyone. A recruitment platform can be healthy as well.