Hiring and firing is not an easy task in a business. In a world where employers are expected to thin out job applications with a fine-toothed comb from hundreds of people, hiring has become harder. Jobs are more in demand than ever and the entire process from start to finish can be, well, exhausting, even for the most conscientious employer. The whole recruitment process needs to be smooth so that you can cherry pick the right people for interview and not waste your time.
It’s a time-consuming process as it is and finding the best talent for the role that you have available goes beyond the initial interview stage. It’s a process that is crucial for your business to be successful, and if you have the right interview style and an efficient interview process, you’re going to be better off. Employees are an asset to your business, and so you need to have the smoothest process possible for success. You’ve likely already been on the job-hunting side of the process, which means you’ll already have ideas about how you think the whole process should go. With the tips below, you can make it even smoother and have your recruitment process as efficient as possible.
Answer. Do you remember how destroying it is to apply for jobs but never hear word back? Where possible, try to reply to everyone who applies to you – even if it’s to tell them no. It may seem like a small thing, but it’s something that will mean a lot to those who spend time applying to you; it’ll also give your brand some much needed attention as the company who cares.
Personalise. When you’ve interviewed ten people for one job and settled on who you plan to hire, send an email to the other applicants and explain why they weren’t the best fit. If you have the time, you could also suggest any improvements that they could make. It helps candidates with their job searches going forward and furthers their personal development.
Quality. When it comes to hiring people, you’re going to be overwhelmed by the total dump of applications on your inbox. However, it’s not about the quantity of people you want to hire. It’s the quality. You only need a select few who can do the job and there’s no need to interview every single person who applies.
Organised. You need to think about recruitment software if you are a large firm who hires often. Applicant tracking is going to help you to keep your entire recruitment process running smoothly and all in one place. Organisation is key for the whole event, and you need to keep your paperwork together and your wits about you. This also gives you a pool to work from the next time a job comes up.
Recruitment is a tough process for any business owner. Take the time to get it right and you’ll only need to do it once per role you have to offer.