ABB: Always Be Batching

Do all of one type of task, at one time, in one big batch.

Why?

Because it’s more efficient.

If you have to process candidates registration meetings and calls onto the system, do it once a day or week. Why? By switching between tasks, it can take up to 10 minutes to 15 minutes for the brain to switch into gear for that new task, which means that you will probably either take longer or will do the job poorly.

So if you meet 10 candidates in a week, on the Friday afternoon, set yourself an hour to put all their details on the system, bish bash bosh, and in an hour, you get all their details onto the system.

You’ve saved yourself a lot of time, but also, as you put their details on the system at the same time, you’ll be consistent in the way that you do it because you’ll be following the same process.  Although it means that your stats won’t necessarily be updated day to day on that type of thing, over a weekly basis, batching matters and will have a big impact.

You should batch your BD calls. You should batch LinkedIn time. You should batch your emails. Batching should be part of your daily business.

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