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How Can You Start To Think More Strategically at Work When Your Tasks Are Process-Driven?

As a motivated, engaged employee you want to do everything you can to get ahead, but if your tasks are mainly process-driven, it may feel like you’re treading water. If you’ve been in your current position for awhile and you’re starting to feel like you’ve mastered most of your responsibilities, it’s time to start thinking ahead to the future.

Strategic thinking methods may be a bit more obvious for people in certain positions at your company — such as those primarily focused on results — but you can certainly take this approach too. You’re following the same step-by-step instructions to complete assignments each day and everything seems to be working well, but there’s always room for improvement.

Conduct an Efficiency Analysis

You’ve been completing assignments the same way for a long time, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best route. When doing your work, analyze each and every step of the process to make sure it’s really necessary. There might be a few actions in the mix taking extra time, but adding no value. Find a more efficient way to complete the same tasks, so you can accomplish them faster and have more time to focus on other priorities.

Make Sure Tasks Align With Company Needs

Many of your responsibilities have probably been part of your job forever, but that doesn’t mean they’re actually benefitting the company. Perform an audit to see if each of your tasks is still relevant or if it has become obsolete. Business needs constantly change, so it’s important to regularly check-in and see if your time would be better spent elsewhere.

Plan for the Future

Instead of waiting for a business need to arise, look to the future to anticipate what’s ahead. Use this information to develop new tasks that can help your company gain a competitive advantage. If you can be on the pulse of new trends and innovations, you’ll always be at least one step ahead of your rivals.

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CEO Letter

As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.