Tips for efficiency when hiring
When is the best time to hire quality candidates? The moment the best candidates apply for the job. Your hiring team has to be ready at all times to identify the most suitable candidates.
Your hiring process needs to be efficient. This will minimize your time to hire and ensure you hire the best candidates before someone else snatches them up.
As you are aware, with today’s cut-throat competition, top talent can come and go in the blink of an eye. Every company wants to hire quality talent. Some companies will react efficiently to ensure they get best talent before anyone else has the chance.
Let’s take a look at the best strategies to help you decrease your time to hire the best candidates:
Have an Enticing Job Description
A job description is obviously one of the main factors which can persuade candidates to apply for the job. If a job description is not good enough, then it will be challenging to entice people to apply.
There should be proper communication within the recruitment team about the skill requirements and application process for all job openings. They should properly list these details in a format that’s easy to read and understand. Additionally, they should use words that make the description even more enticing.
Think Twice Before You Call Candidates for an Interview
You can also decrease your time to hire by thinking twice about whom to call for interviews. Have them go through a thorough screening process so you only interview the most suitable candidates.
Here are two things will help you with this:
- Resume Review: First, review the resume of the candidates according to your company’s job description and requirements. If you feel the candidate has the required skills and experience, you can then arrange a telephone screening.
- Telephone Screening: The recruiter or hiring manager should then interview the candidate over the phone to get a better idea about the candidate. This enables you to screen the applicant’s communication skills, knowledge, and experience. And you’ll be able to filter out unsuitable candidates early on in the process.
Craft Compelling Job Offer Emails
You can create compelling job offer email templates to use in your communication with candidates. How you communicate with candidates says a lot about your work culture and the value you give to your employees.
Any job applicant worth their salt will judge your email communications to decide whether or not they would like to work with you. So make sure your job offer email is compelling and showcases your excitement for them to join you.
You can also use the Candidate Rewards platform to create more attractive job offers. It allows candidates to view a visual graph of your compensation and benefits.
Want to learn more about how you can minimize your time to hire the best candidates? Take a look at the infographic below.
Written by: Alex Miles
Alex Miles is a PR specialist for CandidateRewards & TotalRewards Software which is a unique candidate experience software that enables companies to communicate the true value of their offer to candidates. She helps brands reach wider audiences and build good reputations with well-nurtured, cooperative relationships