Written by Guest Author | January 9, 2018
One of the best things about our online recruitment software here at Webrecruit is unquestionably the ease with which it allows you to build relevant talent pools. This, in turn, enables you to speed up what could otherwise be a cumbersome, long-winded and exhausting hiring process.
However, even with the best technology in front of you, it can still be tough to meet those relentless recruitment deadlines. You might therefore appreciate a bit more advice from us as to how you can whittle down those daunting lists of candidates so much more quickly.
1. Draw upon your professional and social networks
There are so many ways in which the people to whom you’re already connected can help you.
What industry contacts have you gained over the years through your memberships of associations and trade groups and attendance at significant events in your sector?
What about your employees’ networks? Your own staffers who care about your company are likely to be eager to help by referring candidates to you. It’s because of this that you may also pay for your best workers to visit trade shows and conferences, as the contacts that can be made as a result really can be that invaluable.
2. Inject some soul into your job descriptions
It’s nice to see that so many job descriptions have graduated beyond the status of a boring, soulless list that may have been the case years ago. However, some of them have arguably gone too far in the other direction, being populated with funny one-liners where useful and actionable information could be.
Yes, an engaging job description can definitely help to ensure that only the most relevant and best-qualified candidates apply. However, it’s also vital to make your job descriptions targeted and informative.
Construct job descriptions that give your candidates an insight into what day-to-day life in the role would be like, pairing the necessary boring bits – such as the finer details of the office in which they will be working – with honesty and pizzazz.
3. Maximise the potential of your website
Jobseekers are routinely told to check out the websites of companies offering vacancies as part of their pre-application research, so you can be sure that plenty of eyeballs will be on your own firm’s site.
But are you making the most of that prime recruiting real estate, sending the message that your company is very much open to applications from the leading industry talent?
Be sure to include sections – such as a ‘Meet the Team’ page – that help to give a sense of the overriding vibe of your company, informed by its mission, vision and values.
Don’t venture into ‘desperate used car salesman’ territory, but do give a solid impression of what makes your company great, why your current employees love your company and why any new recruits will come to love it, too.
One more thing, before we go. Invest in cost-effective and scalable online recruitment software – such as Webrecruit’s Fusion package – that is well-matched to your HR and recruitment staff’s needs, and they will be able to get quickly down to the business of actually interviewing the most suitable candidates for your vacancies.
Contact our team now to find out more about our wide-ranging hiring solutions.