As the new year approaches, employers must be sharp and receptive to candidates to lock in the best talent.
Below are 5 expert tips on how your business can speed up your hiring process so that talent doesn’t get snapped up by someone else.
Make the Application Process Simple
Your application process needs to be as straightforward as possible. Ask for feedback from candidates you have hired, not hired and those who didn’t accept. Ask them how they found the whole interview experience and welcome positive and negative feedback. If you don’t ask, you won’t know!
Take Advantage of Automation
There are so many tools out there that can help you save time and effort when liaising with a candidate. One that our recruiters use is Calendly. Calendly lets the candidate book a time that is free in your calendar. It saves the back and forth of finding a time that suits both parties.
Partner with a Recruitment Agency
Hiring managers and HR often hesitate to contact a staffing agency because of cost concerns. However, costs are more than offset by the increased quality of considered candidates. Agencies save you search time and screening time. Partnering with a recruitment agency helps close open positions promptly and saves you a lot of hassle.
Create an Internal Referral Scheme
Referral systems help locate candidates from within an organization’s employee networks, speed up the recruitment process and reduce the hiring time. The best way to encourage employees to refer friends and family is to offer a referral bonus.
Speed up Your Offer Process
Once your recruitment partner (whether an in-house or an external partner such as TalentHub) has provided a verbal acceptance, the candidate must receive detailed paperwork speedily. We recommend providing a formal offer, employer handbook and ‘welcome to the team’ guide, which should showcase all the ancillary benefits, the career trajectory on offer etc.
We would be happy to share further insights and discuss how to create an efficient hiring and interview process for your business. Feel free to reach out to us here.
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