The Hardest Lessons In Recruiting & Why They Matter
Recruiting is more than building an applicant pool, reviewing resumes, conducting interviews, and then making a hire, or handing all responsibilities to your recruiter. Much more is involved, and employers like you are not only part of the process, but are crucial to finding the best hire. It is not hard to do! Learn these lessons in recruiting and you will know why and how you are an essential aspect to finding the perfect candidate.
Know what the job is before starting your search
Know what the job is and what type of employee you need before starting your search. What does the job require and who will do it the best? Changes to the job during the search calls for a new type of applicant and shifts your candidate pipeline. The recruiting process starts over and increases the time it takes for you to hire the right candidate.
Changing the position also affects your employment brand, as it can leave a negative impression with job seekers who have spent time in the interview process. From the beginning of your search, attract the right applicants to find the perfect hire.
Review your candidates fast
Review candidates fast once they have applied or been presented by your recruiter. If you are losing applicants, it might be because you are not reviewing them in a timely manner. Remember, candidates are applying to other positions, and you do not want a great candidate to pursue another company or give up waiting to hear from you.
So, do not fall behind on your search! The faster you review candidates, the greater chance you will find the best candidate before they accept another offer. You will have time to focus on other responsibilities and save your employees from extra work. TalentCare recommends you contact a candidate within 48 hours of receiving their interest in the position.
Provide feedback to your recruiter
Communication with your recruiter is vital for recruitment success. You will only receive candidates that the recruiter believes are best suited. Failing to provide feedback or updates slows the refinement process, and your candidate search will take much longer than it should. If your recruiter is providing candidates that you cannot accept for the position, let them know the specifics about why. This helps your recruiter confirm that they are searching for the right attributes and skills.
Preparation and communication is vital to the recruiting process. Know what the job is from the beginning, review candidates fast, and keep your recruiters updated on the candidates you prefer, and where they stand in the process. If there needs to be a change, advise them about what needs to be different. The sooner you hire a successful candidate, the sooner you can get back to the business of running your business!