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6 Proven Ways to Improve the Hiring Process

author Written by Rakshanda Jadeja April 16, 2020

6 Proven Ways to Improve the Hiring Process

A good and structured hiring process is beneficial for both the recruiter as well as the candidate as it brings out more efficient results and makes the process easier and quicker. So, here are some ways to improve your hiring process and recruit the best talent without much effort:

Promote Your Employer Brand

First and foremost you must promote your employer brand is one of the major concerns of the candidate is not knowing what the company is like in which they are applying to work.

In this day and age of the internet, the very first thing a candidate does when applying for a job is they check out the company's website and social media pages to know about the company culture and work environment.  So the employer must make sure that they have a strong online presence and should put some time and effort into promoting their brand online as well as offline.

They can post photos and videos of the company on social media Share blogs and good content on their website and also attend events to spread the word about the brand and expand its network.

Redefine Your Job Requirements

There is a lot of competition when it comes to hiring good employees in your company and one of the best ways to attract good applicants is by redefining your job requirements.

Recruiters must make their job postings appealing so that the candidate reads the entire job description and is compelled to apply for the job position. Along with this, the recruiter must keep in mind that the candidate does not want to read long paragraphs about the job position in your company so they must keep the job posting to the point while highlighting the benefits of the job position and your company.

Use an ATS

One of the most important tools that you can use during the recruitment process is an ATS -  Application Tracking System.  An application tracking system makes the hiring process organized and easier and the communication between the candidate and the recruiter most sorted as it supports automated communication. The ATS  is also helpful when it comes to finding the most suited candidate from all the applications for the job position as it refines the data and provides results.

Seek Help of Your Current Employees

To speed up your recruiting process you can also reach out to your current employees and ask them to promote vacant job positions via word of mouth or through their social media profiles.
You can also set up a referral program that will motivate your current employees to participate in the recruitment process.

Improve your interviews

When you are conducting an interview it is not only you that is making up your mind about the candidate but also you are putting your company to the applicant. So whether the interview is conducted through a video call or face-to-face in a conference room you must be very organized with your interview and should not rush through it.

The recruiter must train that HR staff to make the candidates welcomed and comfortable and ask the questions that bring out the candidate personality. Once the interview is conducted,  take time before coming to a decision about a candidate before making a judgment.

Be flexible

Candidates while looking for a job consider many factors and one of them is flexibility. Providing flexible work options like work from home, flexible working hours among others can make the opposition more appealing to the applicant and they might end up choosing your company over your competitors.

The hiring process is an important and time-consuming process that can be made easier using the latest technology.  These methods will help you to improve your recruitment process and increase the hiring rate eventually.

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