The life of a recruiter is a busy one. There’s a lot to do when trying to find just one employee and even more if carrying out a larger hiring drive to fill a number of positions. The recruitment process can be long and arduous, sometimes with hundreds of applications to wade through. A lot of recruiters struggle with managing their time, but there are always ways to streamline recruitment processes and use time more efficiently.
If you feel like you’re wasting time and effort on various parts of your recruitment process, you can find tools and methods that help you to improve efficiency.
Use the Right Software
The right technology is a must for recruiters. Technology helps to speed up tasks, increase accuracy and save time. Recruitment software helps recruiters to stay organized and can be used to automate certain parts of the recruitment process too.
Automation can help with advertising open positions, pre-screening applicants, communication with candidates, and more. When you have a full staffing solution, you can do everything using one system. Hiring new employees is easier and the same technology can be used to manage payroll and other essential elements of staffing. Choosing tools that work for you can help you to be a lot more efficient.
Reduce the Number of Steps
When your recruitment process has too many steps, it can drag on. By removing some of the hoops that candidates have to jump through, you can make the hiring process easier for them and you. Make your job postings easy to find so that the best talent can find them more easily. Collect the most important information from the beginning of the process and keep in close contact with candidates to avoid chasing people who are no longer interested.
You should consider whether you really need that third interview or if it’s really important for candidates to fill out a personality questionnaire.
Make Skills Testing More Efficient
Skills testing can be a big part of recruitment in many industries and for a variety of roles. But assessing whether someone is up to standard can be time-consuming, especially if on-site skills assessments are required. For many roles, an online test can be a suitable alternative. By giving candidates a deadline for completing it (or even a specific time to do it), you can go through the results whenever it’s suitable for you.
Create a Workflow Chart
The hiring process for different candidates can vary, depending on who you’re dealing with. An internal candidate might need to be handled differently from an external candidate for example. To save time, it can be useful to create a workflow chart with the various stages of the recruitment process. At each step on the chart, you can make a decision about what the next step will be. For some, it might be another interview, while for others, a decision might already have been made.
Don’t waste time on your recruitment process when you can make it more efficient and save yourself a lot of time.