Improving recruitment processes within your business could be key to attaining the kind of talent you are looking for in order to enable your business to thrive. A common issue in recruitment is that the process can be drawn out and convoluted which may put some people off. This article will explore the different strategies and techniques which can be utilised to improve the overall recruitment process.
The Job Advert
The wording of the job advert and the job description are some of the most important aspects of the recruitment process. However many people fail to fully grasp just how important these factors are when they undertaking recruitment for their business.
Therefore , when making the job advertisement , it is very important that as much detail as possible is used in order to make the job advertisement accurate and detailed. As well as this simplifying the recruitment process , this can encourage more applicants to make applications for the role.
A common issue with job advertisements is lack of detail. If a job advertisement is lacking in detail or information then this can lead to under or over qualified people applying for the role. This means that poor quality canidates could apply for the role and be accepted in error.
Improving Enquiry Numbers
As well as writing a descriptive job advertisement , it is also important that you make sure that where possible you encourage a high overall number of enquiries for the post. One of the best ways in which you can help facilitate this is by using keywords in the job listing.
Using keywords for the role can help to attract higher numbers of searches as well as enquiries. Some job listings fail to use keywords and as a result receive a far lower volume of enquiries overall.
Some employers choose to use paid advertisement slots in order to attract applicants , whilst this can be effective , often the costs can outweigh the benefits as the fact that ad is sponsored will not impact the quality of the candidates applying for the role.
Hiring The Best Candidate
Arguably the most important part of the recruitment process is of course the hiring of the best candidate for the role. When looking for the best candidate there are a variety of different types of criteria that should typically be met.
One key criteria to meet is reliability and trust-ability. This can be checked and verified by speaking to the applicant’s references as well as checking their qualifications to ensure they match up with their skills , experience and overall expertise in their role.
Another good way in which you can gauge a candidates suitability for a role is by getting a measure of their enthusiasm for the role. Candidates who are keen to know more about the role and that are enthusiastic are likely to be much more successful in the role than those who are not as enthusiastic about it. Asking plenty of questions during an interview is normally a good indicator of this.