There never seems to be enough time in a day. Whether it be spending time with friends and family over the weekend or tending to numerous to-dos during your workweek, it seems impossible to fit in everything.
For example, as a recruiter you may come into work realizing that you need to fill five positions by the end of the week. So, you decide to pass on the bagels in the kitchen, because these job openings won’t post themselves! By noon, you are sorting through the never-ending paper pile of resumes and applications. You realize lunch is no longer an option. Suddenly, the day is coming to a close but you still need to schedule interviews and bring new hires onboard. You stay late and decide which frozen dinner you will have later. There has to be a more efficient way to source, screen, and hire the talent you need!
Here are some tips that will increase your quality of hire and decrease your time-to-fill …without miss breakfast, lunch, or dinner:
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Likewise, sourcing is an important part of recruiting. Don’t waste time manually posting open requisitions on every job board known to man. Automate it. If you are using recruitment software, it should allow you to post jobs once and share them with one-click. You can also automate your posts by choosing times and dates for posts to go out, just set-it-and-forget-it! To reach large audiences and passive candidates, send your “position announcements” to social media communities and build your talent pool. Furthermore, attract applicants with a branded career site where candidates can learn more about your company and its careers. Now that all of your jobs have been posted to your job boards, career sites, and social media networks, have a bagel. You deserve it!
Lunch: Applicant Tracking
Resumes and applications seem to be pouring in at the speed of light. How will you screen, rank, and qualify the large volume of applicants? How will you track which candidates filled out the application forms and which didn’t? How will you effectively communicate with all of the candidates? HR management tools, such as applicant tracking systems, can simplify all of these processes for you. No more sifting through papers. Eliminate your paper processes by electronically screening and collecting resumes, cutting down the time to find qualified candidates. View candidate information in an electronic profile and search within those profiles easily and quickly. Lastly, these systems often allow recruiters to send mass personalized and branded emails to candidates in one shot. Think of how much time you’ll have now-I think the cheeseburgers are calling my name!
Dinner is the last meal of the day; and onboarding is the last stop in the candidate lifecycle. If you want increased new hire productivity, retention, and engagement, the onboarding process should be quick and easy. Cut down on time to productivity with an onboarding portal. In this portal, host electronic paperwork that new hires can fill out before their first day, as well as view information about the company’s culture, mission, vision, and values. It’s a sure-fire way to have new hires quickly up and running on their first day. Home cooked meal, here I come!
Implementing these timesaving tips will allow you to source, screen, and hire the talent you need. You might even have time for a mid-day snack!