In today’s recruiting landscape, there is a giant emphasis placed on recruiting the best talent, as there should be. But many modern staffing and recruiting approaches are beginning to slide when it comes to something equally important: candidate satisfaction. No two candidates are identical in their qualifications, experience, aptitude, or professional temperament, which is why they can’t be considered as such. Even so, many job seekers feel that the recruiting process is still not individualized enough.
Ensuring that candidates are satisfied begins with simplifying the process, which requires keener knowledge that can be processed in a shorter amount of time. Every candidate wants the help of a recruiter that he or she can trust, and that necessitates the backbone of a trustworthy process. The welfare of the candidate should always be treated with the utmost importance—as the end goal, yes, but also across the earlier stages of the recruitment process through to hire. Candidates should be analyzed from a comprehensive and personalized standpoint, one which considers all aspects of the candidate’s job needs and expectations and aligns them with jobs that fit their criteria (or vise versa). Luckily, many modern staffing software solutions incorporate recruiting tools that focus on ensuring quality hires by taking advanced criteria from both sides into account.
Increased use of applicant tracking systems has also proved helpful when it comes to improving candidate-recruiter communication. One of job seekers’ most common complaints is that they feel left in the dark when it comes to their knowledge about the status of potential positions; they’re lacking guidance and the knowledge that someone is keeping the progress of their job search front-of-mind. An advanced applicant tracking system (ATS) helps recruiters to manage candidates more easily while simultaneously offering greater insight.
Our recruiting practices need to adjust and become more candidate-focused, but this doesn’t mean that we should revert to more conventional recruiting methods. It means that the recruiting tools available to modern recruiters should be used to augment the candidate experience, rather than to simply expedite the process. The best recruitment software vendors understand that the “one size fits all” method doesn’t work for staffing and recruiting firms, either. That’s why rather than just a point solution, you need a configurable platform that accommodates to the unique needs and tried-and-true recruiting methods of your company.
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