Sometimes it’s difficult to keep track, organise and maintain all the information involved in the recruitment process. This is especially true when you have hundreds, if not, thousands of applications for one job role.
It is common knowledge that recruiting can be a time consuming and costly process. But how can we improve it? Here are 4 tips to help you refine the recruitment process.
Streamline your recruitment process
The recruitment process needs to be rigorous if it’s going to find the right talent, but it also needs to be streamlined, consistent and fast. Using technology can drastically reduce the time spent by your recruitment team. Online assessments such as Cognisess Pro can help narrow down the talent pool quickly by removing applicants who miss the requirements. This means the technology is doing all the hard work for you and gives you a simplified view of all your candidates.
Outline the job description clearly
It can be frustrating when applicants apply for a job role which they clearly aren’t suitable for or when they don’t quite understand the job role. This uses up your valuable time by having to review and reject these applicants. To avoid this problem, it starts with the job description. Ensuring that the job description is clearly outlined with a clear criterion. For example, degree-level education or certain skill requirements.
Technologies have been developed to help reduce this and again, filter out individuals based on talent. For instance, gamification can be used to analyse individuals based on their true skills and attributes, which additionally enhances your decision making. This ensures your candidates will have the right skill set for the job advertised.
Keep communication clear, consistent & personal
Throughout the process, there can be many stages with multiple emails and further correspondences between candidates, managers and agents. Therefore, you need to make your processes as clear and consistent as possible to ensure fair and equal treatment of all applicants. Implementing an applicant tracking system (ATS) can help reduce miscommunication and errors in the recruitment process. In fact, 81% of job seekers say employers continuously communicating status updates to them would greatly improve the overall experience.
Whilst you still want to have a personal touch throughout the recruitment process, applying technologies to assist with your applicant management can help keep communication consistent and personal with each candidate. This is especially important when candidates are also your customers.
Harness recruitment analytics
You may not see the relevance in recruitment analytics, but it can be really insightful as an HR manager or recruiter. Analytics are readily available with many software solutions nowadays making it even easier to get to grips with recruitment analytics.
In addition, people analytics can add to this by providing an insight on current employees to shape what candidate you are looking for going forward. Understanding what people analytics and recruitment analytics can do for your business is the next step to successfully recruiting candidates.
Contact us today to find out how we can help refine your recruitment process