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5 ways you can improve your hiring process right now
Having a simple and effective hiring process is essential to hiring the best talent, whether that's by freeing up resources through an agency giving you access to a wider talent pool, or working on your internal recruitment process.
Not only do you want to fill a job as quickly as possible but candidates also want a smooth sailing process too, and we have some tips to help you boost your hiring procedure.
- Advertise effectively
Your online job advert is the first bit of contact you have with potential candidates, which is why you should ensure it’s clear to read, highlighting the important details such as;
- Job title
- What sector it’s in
- A brief overview of the company
- A short list of the key responsibilities
Advertise your role in places where you’re more likely to find high quality candidates, i.e. your company website and job sites.
- Always provide feedback
One thing candidates always say is that receiving feedback from an interview is a rare occurrence, which is more often than not disappointing as they find it hard to improve how they interview. Therefore, regardless of whether or not the candidate(s) were successful, be the company that stands out from the crowd and drop them a quick email with a bit of feedback. It takes 2 minutes but it makes the world of difference for job hunters looking to better themselves.
- Show off your company
If you’ve got it flaunt it! When it comes to finding a new team member, it’s not just about whether the candidate is/will be a good fit for your business, but also whether they can see themselves pursuing a career within your company. Make sure you have active Social Media pages with regular updates on company happenings and create a careers section/page on your website to let the world know how amazing your team is to work for and the opportunities you have on offer for people to grow and develop. It’s all about being accessible online.
- Introduce Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence is quickly breaking down and changing the old ways of recruiting, slicing the time to hire dramatically. There are many AI software’s out there that you can benefit from, helping you speed up your shortlisting, ruling out candidates who aren’t suitable for the role you’re hiring for and improving the hiring process on a whole. Take a look at just a few technologies available here.
- Keep candidates in the loop
Last but certainly not least, always try to keep candidates in the loop on the progress of their application. Going back to what we said earlier about providing feedback, candidates like to feel that they’re seen as a person and not just another number on the books. Not only does it portray a positive image for you and your company, but by updating them each step of the way, as and when you have an update, it also helps you keep track of where they’re up to and ensures no details are missed out when communicating with the candidate. Think about the last time you were looking for a new job, and think about what you would have liked to have been done differently and apply it to your hiring process today.
We hope you found these tips useful. If you’re searching for assistance in finding the right candidates, giving you a faster and better quality resourcing service, give our friendly team a call on 01925 907000 and we’ll be happy to help you hire the best talent.
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