4 Ways to Save Time Recruiting and Meet Hiring Targets
Over the past few years, recruiting professionals have lived (and recruited) through the Great Resignation, the Great Reshuffling, to the Great Regret. But, according to a recent poll, it doesn’t look like things will settle down in 2023, as 96 percent of workers are looking for a new job over the next year.
Forty percent of these job seekers claim they need a higher income to combat increasing inflation, while others claim to have no room to grow within their current organization.
Despite the reason employees are changing jobs, one thing is clear – recruiting professionals must continue implementing hiring efficiency solutions, allowing them to keep a competitive edge in a continually tight job market.
Keep reading to learn about four ways HR leaders and recruiting professionals can make hiring processes more efficient, helping them save time and meet hiring targets.
1. Create Clear, Concise Job Descriptions
Writing job descriptions can be a mundane process. However, clear, concise job descriptions serve as the very foundation of an efficient and effective hiring process.
For example, a job description should provide a clear understanding of the job’s duties and responsibilities – for both job seekers and the organization itself. But a successful job description goes beyond set expectations.
Here are some job description best practices to consider when considering hiring efficiencies:
- Create clear, concise job titles
- Use inclusive language, helping to broaden your talent pool
- Lay the groundwork for ongoing performance management
- Don’t forget to show off your company’s culture and mission, helping you to attract candidates who are a culture-fit
2. Conduct Pre-Hire Skills Assessments
When building efficient hiring practices, employers should also implement pre-hire skills assessments into their recruiting strategies. Pre-hire assessments can identify both hard and soft skills, helping employers identify high-potential candidates more quickly without sacrificing candidate quality.
Additionally, pre-hire skills assessment can also score candidates across multiple company roles, placing them in roles that align with their particular strengths. This not only sets the job candidate up for success but also saves the employer critical time in placing the right employee in the right role.
3. Automate the Hiring Process with Recruitment Technology
According to LinkedIn, 70 percent of respondents to a recent study said that sourcing automation would increase productivity. Additionally, 68 percent of respondents said investing in new recruiting technology would improve recruiting performance.
Incorporating automated recruitment technology, such as applicant tracking systems (ATMs), job advertising automation, interview scheduling, and pre-employment assessments, can handle mundane tasks, freeing up critical time for humans to build relationships with candidates.
4. Conduct Video Interviews
Made standard by the global pandemic, video interviews are an excellent way to boost hiring efficiency while improving the candidate’s experience. Video interviews speed up the hiring process, improve communication with job candidates, and evaluate candidates more efficiently.
Cangrade’s video interview technology comes with a free, easy-to-use video introduction feature to help you add a personal touch to your video interview process while boosting your hiring efficiency.
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