Delegation is a knack that recruitment business owners must master. If you’re just starting out, relying on another team member to manage important tasks can be tricky. After all, your new venture is your baby and who knows it better than you? Understanding how to delegate is however vital, not just for the business, but surely for your sanity!
Delegating to the right people (in the right way of course) will help you step back from the daily, mundane stuff that can consume all your efforts. You can then focus on developing your business.
So, why should you delegate?
Well, many reasons can be argued in favour of why it makes perfect sense to delegate, particularly in those early days. For a start, your time is dear, and effective delegation will save precious minutes, hours, days and possibly weeks that could be spent completing more important tasks.
Secondly, allocating tasks, and in turn responsibility, to your staff can be a superb motivator. It demonstrates trust and your team will feel engaged in their jobs and more committed to wider company values.
It’s an essential attribute not only in driving a business forward but also in encouraging employee engagement. As a business owner, it’s your responsibility to develop people within your company. While it may be easier to complete the task yourself in the short term, delegating to your team will provide the challenges and opportunities to learn new skills and expand existing ones. Those who aren’t challenged, motivated or engaged won’t stick around for long. By delegating, you open the opportunity to inspire, encourage career development, commitment and loyalty.
Mind the Gap!
Filling a skills gap is another reason why the many managers and business owners delegate. There should be no shame or sense of discomfiture. In fact, recognising such a need is a skill itself.
Comparably, the essence of the SSG business model allows the recruiter (and business owner) to continue to fulfil their (arguably) greatest talent in the day to day recruitment activities, accepting they cannot ‘do it all’ by outsourcing their weaknesses and non-skilled areas to a team of professionals in their respective quarters of expertise.
It must be noted that allowing autonomy, freedom and perhaps creativity should be embraced when delegating. Once an employee is trained and briefed, it’s important to pull back and trust they’ll get the job done – even if they do carry out the task differently.
If you are looking to grow and expand then understanding the importance of delegating is integral to taking your recruitment business to the next level. Building your team requires investment in time and money. However, delegating will, by and large, save you by allowing you to focus on driving your business’s growth.