It’s hard enough as it is to pin down top talent for any open roles that you may have let alone the prospect of losing those top candidates to competitors as a result of your current hiring process.
Here are a few reasons why you could be losing out on quality candidates and how you can prevent this from happening in the future.
Keep candidates in the loop!
They want to hear from you and appreciate you taking the time to update them at each stage, as well as inform them of what’s next in the hiring process.
If they have to wait a week or so to receive feedback from you then it’s reasonable to assume that they have started to look elsewhere and doubt your commitment to helping them secure a role.
A personal touch
By automating your communications it can help you to keep on top of all existing applications, however, it’s important not to rely too heavily on technology.
Candidates like to feel special and know that you are interested in them as an individual, by automating processes personal touches can easily be lost.
Keep it short and sweet
Not many people have the time for three plus face to face interviews including a phone screening, especially if they already have an existing job.
You should consider how you can maximise candidates and your time whilst reducing the number of interviews and making it easier to enter the hiring process.
Chances are, most candidates are already interviewing for multiple roles, so by reducing the number of interviews required within your hiring process you will be ahead of the competition.
By holding a phone screening and one in person interview you will still be able to determine the best match for an open role without putting candidates off by having to spend unnecessary amounts of time coming to meet with you.
You can also offer if you don’t already a video interview option for candidates that have less flexible schedules due to current work commitments.
Providing multiple options for potential candidates you will appeal more by showing them that you value their time.
Identify top talent early on
Top talent usually isn’t available for long due to high demand, therefore you need to figure out how you can efficiently pinpoint the best candidates before they are gone.
An effective method is to offer pre-hire assessments, especially if you’re working with a large pool of candidates. This will help you easily narrow down the best applicants.
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