5 Killer Ways To Hire Like a ProSep 28, 2022
The open positions that are available today would have been filled in a heartbeat a couple of years ago, but that's just not the case in today's economic climate. The pandemic has shifted the way Americans approach job hunting. People are really focusing on finding a "perfect" job and putting their overall well-being above other factors. Don't be disheartened by this because you can use this knowledge as an advantage over your competitors.
As a recruiter, it's more important now than ever before to be sufficiently prepared for the hiring process and to understand your candidate's needs. If you follow these 5 hiring tips, you'll have workers lined up at your office in no time.
- LOOK INTERNALLY
You may be able to save a lot of time by first looking internally. Did you know that only about two in five companies promote jobs internally? Loyal employees that have already proved their capabilities are the first place you should be looking. No one wants to feel stuck in a role with no room for growth. An internal promotion would boost employee morale, save your company time and money, and give your other employees an incentive to work harder.
- IMPROVE APPLICATION ACCESSIBILITY
Job seeking is not a fun task. More likely than not, job seekers are applying to multiple companies which means they have completed their fair share of applications. The last thing people need when searching for a job is to have a complicated application to fill out. According to the Undercover Recruiter, "86% of job seekers who have a smartphone would use it to search for a job." So, are you making your application mobile-friendly? Are you connecting with companies such as Indeed or LinkedIn to allow for an easy one-click application? If you make the effort to simplify your application process, you may just keep the attention of your ideal candidate.
- TRUST THE DATA
Don't fall into the trap of being unprepared when it comes to understanding your company's needs and limitations. You'll need to determine your hiring budget, your sales target, and your team capacity before you start the hiring process. As I mentioned before, jobseekers are now more focused on their own needs than ever before. They are going to come prepared with questions where you'll have the opportunity to convince them that your company is the right fit for them. You won't be able to do this if you don't do the necessary steps to determine your own priorities first.
- COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE
According to Talent Board, 63% of candidates find employer communication inadequate during the recruiting process. With an overflowing inbox and a morning scheduled with meetings, of course, it's hard to keep up with candidate questions. But they don't know what's going on behind closed doors, and you don't have to let them know. Set up an automated chatbot to do the job for you when you don't have the time. Having a system in place to answer candidate questions 24/7 can significantly decrease your time to hire.
- USE AI TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
Why not take advantage of the AI technologies that you have available to you? Yes, you are more than capable to take on every single job, but you don't want to be stretched too thin before burning out. There are tools to help you schedule interviews, sort resumes, and even advertise job opportunities. Although these tasks may not seem like a nuisance, every second counts. If you're able to free up a couple of hours a day, you can increase your productivity in other areas of your role and focus on more important tasks.
The world is fast-paced and thing's change. The hiring process is no exception. However, with these 5 hiring tips up your sleeves, you'll be thankful you've implemented them into your recruitment process.
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