When it comes to recruiting and hiring top talent, time is absolutely of the essence.
An unfilled position always costs the company. And, the longer a company takes to hire someone, the more expensive and frustrating the entire process becomes. As a result, companies try to rush the entire process and they end up making common hiring mistakes, which can have drastic consequences.
But, there is a significant difference between rushing a hiring process and optimizing it so it takes less time.
So how to speed things up a little bit, without sacrificing the quality of your hiring process and candidates?
We’ve prepared 5 simple recruiting tips that will help you attract top talent and speed up your hiring process.
For about 88% of employers, referrals turn out to be the leading source of superior candidates. Referred candidates are not only more likely to fit into company culture but they are easier and less costly to hire.
So, how to establish a referral program? According to research published by LinkedIn, the majority of HR professionals (87%) agree that the number-one way to boost referrals is through better employee engagement.
A great number of companies reward their employees with a cash employee referral bonus for referring a qualified candidate who gets hired. Some companies even give the employees a few days off. The rewards vary from company to company, but one thing is the same – companies incentivize employees to give quality candidate recommendations.
Instead of looking for new candidates only, many companies encourage their current staff members to apply for a new position. Being open to internal applications can significantly speed up the hiring process. Also, it comes with numerous benefits.
Internal hiring is less expensive and less risky as well – you already know the employee, their strengths, flaws, and abilities. In addition, internal hiring can make employees feel more satisfied with your company as you are giving them genuine opportunities for progression and perhaps even a chance to change their career path.
One of the reasons why companies end up with a lengthy hiring process is because they have difficulties with attracting quality candidates. A job description should clearly identify skills and experience that are needed for the position.
In addition, it is recommended to describe the position in detail so candidates can have a better understanding of their future responsibilities as well as the chance for growth and progress. Last but not least, a job description should list the benefits candidates get to enjoy when they join the company.
LinkedIn has an excellent guide to creating job posts that attract candidates. Make sure to check it out!
When companies find a candidate for a certain position, the first step is to schedule an interview to get to know the candidate. A lot of companies prefer on-site interviews, which are not always that easy to arrange. Company recruiters and the candidate have obligations and it can be challenging to find a time that is suitable for both sides.
That is where telephone and video interviews step in. These are a great way to judge a candidate’s general suitability for the position and make a quick assessment of a candidate’s overall personality. Scheduling initial interviews over a (video) call will undoubtedly speed up the hiring process.
Once you find a great candidate for a role, don’t go searching for someone else or exploring other options. Leaving candidates waiting for a response for a long time is a surefire way to lose them to another company.
Top talent is always in demand and no candidate will wait for an offer for too long. To be more precise, a great candidate will wait roughly two weeks before losing interest in a company.
And, that’s it! These 5 simple recruiting tips are easy to implement yet they could significantly speed up your hiring process.
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