Your candidates deserve a the best experience you can provide
As you already know, the hiring process isn’t always so simple and straightforward in this extremely competitive industry.
There are a number of potential hurdles that can get in the way of a seamless process – and when your client can see through your confidence and reassurance, things can become even more frustrating.
With that said, there are ways that you can create a more productive and painless hiring process for yourself and your candidates:
Simplify your application process
The candidate experience you provide is of great importance. Job seekers should be able to apply to your agency through a user-friendly website with easy navigation and clear job descriptions. Focus on quality as opposed to quantity – there shouldn’t be an overwhelming overload of questions that the process could do without.
Expand your candidate search
If you’ve gotten into the habit of looking at one particular candidate pool for every client, it’s time to expand your search to other, more diverse pools. Without searching beyond the same candidate profiles, you could be missing out on a great deal of eligible and qualified job seekers that would be a perfect match for your client.
Up your communication game
When it comes to your hiring process, communication is more important than ever. Firstly, you should be following up with your candidates with a “thank-you”. You should also be keeping them continuously updated about their status along the way. With regular communication between you and your candidates, you’ll be creating a positive experience for them.
Ask for a little something in return
Never underestimate the value of feedback! When you ask your candidates to provide honest feedback about what they appreciated most about their application process, and what they think could have been better or easier – then you have the first-hand knowledge needed to improve your candidate experience. In addition to asking for feedback, if your candidate is pleased with their experience overall – don’t be afraid to ask for a referral.
A better hiring process is a better candidate experience.
…And a better candidate experience will ultimately lead to more business and a greater reputation for your staffing firm. By striving to follow these tips with every candidate you take on, you’ll be on your way to creating the perfect hiring process.