Filling up talent shortages while saving company revenue is not easy. Recruiting is hard enough with the multi-layer interviewing process, candidate unavailability and the competitive market. So, a complicated recruitment process adds insult to injury. You need to simplify your recruiting process to get the best candidates.
Unfriendly recruiting practices waste candidate’s time. It can even confuse applicants causing the best ones to run away from you, delaying the hiring process even more. Simplifying your recruiting process is key. Doing this will speed things up and get you the right candidates, on time.
Have you checked how your online application process works? Due to server issues or bugs in the system, there may be steps in the application process that trouble the potential candidate. The resume upload may take so long that the candidate drops out of the application process! Don't miss potential candidates this way. Simplify these aspects:
When it was time to select that's when you find out your potential hire has accepted another offer! It could be a sore miss for you. Lengthy recruiting process is a bottleneck. Here are other bottlenecks that complicate your recruiting process:
Hiring managers are key to a successful recruiting process. Engaged hiring panel of managers drive speed in the overall recruiting process, affect the quality of hires and makes your life fantastic as a recruiter. If you don’t have the buy-in of hiring managers, you are in a lot of trouble. Namely:
You need to improve your skills to engage managers. Get to know what is important to the manager. What is their pain? Speak to the pain. Influence them by highlighting their power in the dynamic of speed and quality of hires.
Recruiters can be picky about candidates. And interviews often feel they are doing a favour to the candidates just by interviewing them. It is actually the candidate who is doing you a favour by choosing you over your competitors. Candidates have the leverage to interview you and ask you questions about the company. And so, try your best to give the candidate a great first impression. These useful do’s and don’ts may come in handy:
Think about what do candidates actually need? They need to know whether they made it or not. Your end-to-end application and interview process needs to be simplified to enrich candidate's overall experience. Here are a few ways:
You can invest resources to update your career page.
Audit your application process and streamline it to make it more efficient.
Make sure the resume or documents are uploaded easily and do not take up a lot of time.
Establish a clear follow-up process where every applicant receives a follow-up or a feedback on the process.
You cannot leave your candidate high and dry. Candidates hate the silent treatment. They need to be in the loop at every turn in the recruiting process. Here’s how to simplify this aspect of your recruiting process:
A simplified hiring process attracts those who aren’t even looking. Do you have any tips to share? Comment here.