From building knowledge to process and speed, these decidedly nonnegotiable strategies for successful recruitment will take your company to the next level of growth and productivity.
Let’s take a look at those recruitment nonnegotiable processes and how to effectively use them.
1. Actionable Knowledge Base
The most successful recruiters understand how to build a relationship and connect the candidates to the right opportunities. It’s difficult to build such a strong relationship without knowledge of all the important aspects: Company, Position, and Candidates
From company history to brand messaging and culture, the more a recruiter understands the companies in which they are seeking candidates for, the better match they’ll be able to source. Candidates are using all available tools to research companies, including social media, review sites, and more.
Your process needs to include relationship-building with your clients to ensure a strong brand representation and cohesion in communications to offer seamless experiences.
One overlooked aspect of recruitment is understanding niche insights.
As Glassdoor states, “Niche knowledge helps you to better connect with talent because you know their world, language and trends in that industry. It also helps you improve recruiting efforts, since you know which companies are expanding or downsizing.”
Understand The Position
In order to post an effective job opening, it’s essential you understand the position, the main qualifications necessary, and any nuances and soft skills essential to a successful placement. It’s also important to sell the position in the post. In an inundated job market, standing out is essential. How you market the position will be crucial in the candidates sourced and the amount of time to place.
Know Your Candidates
Just as you need to know your client’s brand and culture, you need to also understand the personal and professional attributes of your potential candidates. And skills and certifications aren’t the only thing that will cut it for successful placement.
Recruiters need to do their research and understand candidates prior to interviews to build a trusting relationship with them. Yes, the resume is important, but so is how they engage, post, and act on social media and through previous experience.
The Upper Hand on Knowledge
Include your clients in your recruitment process and in your analytics. Using tech like Tracker allows client access to dynamic reporting, help set-up templates, review branded content for communications, and more to create a team environment.
Want to learn more about your candidates than what’s on their resume? Search their social media profiles, but also consider tech like Tracker which uses AI ranking to include past placement and behavioral patterns to sort the best matches for new positions. Candidate profiles also allow recruiters to include special notes about candidates on insights to build relationships or flag individuals who may not be a good fit, saving you time.
Writing the perfect job description is only half the challenge. Getting it out quickly and effectively is the other half. When speed and accuracy are necessary, tech can support your process, like Tracker’s Job Boards integrations and Jobs+ Website integration, allowing for easy SEO enhancements and fast posting to thousands of job boards, including your own website.
2. Streamline & Improve Communications
Communication is crucial in any effective recruitment process. The challenge with most recruitment teams and professionals is the amount of time communication can take.
Your communication with your clients as well as the candidates can make or break a successful placement. Poor communication has a potential lasting effect as well with candidates leaving bad reviews about the process.
A CareerPlug candidate survey showed that 84% of respondents felt responsiveness after initially applying was important or very important as well as transparency in the hiring process.
Candidate’s don’t want to be ghosted. Communication is a tool to ensure satisfaction and transparency and that’s what they want. Be clear and upfront about what the process will look like and communicate any changes quickly. Great candidates go quickly and if they have two great prospects, but one doesn’t respond or tell them what to expect, they won’t go that route.
Communication is also their first impression of the company and their responsiveness. Don’t give your clients a bad wrap for lack of communication.
Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone when communicating with candidates. It’s now more convenient than ever to communicate.
- Social Media
- Smoke Signals (kidding…maybe)
Nearly 63% of candidates report being dissatisfied with the level of communication from most employers after applying.
Candidates aren’t the only consideration when identifying your communication processes. Clients need to be in the loop as well from reporting, to interviews, to reviewing resumes. It’s vital to include your client communication within your process just as much as the candidate communication.
The Upper Hand on Communication
Communication doesn’t have to take all day. Using tech like Tracker’s built-in CRM makes it easy to create branded templates that can easily be personalized to communicate quickly and efficiently while reducing your team’s time. When you have specific communications that need to go out, you can automate based on specific triggers to ensure transparency and responsiveness.
Tracker allows you to bring your clients onboard as a part of the team through the access you want them to have like reporting, video interviews, notes, and more.
3. Boosting Speed & Accessibility
As the market continues to get more competitive and the time to hire reduces, speed, accuracy, and accessibility have to be on your list of nonnegotiable strategies.
Speed to Success
Not everything can be automated, but most can be, especially those tedious, everyday tasks that add up to lots of time. Tech like Tracker was built to enhance your process, not take it over. Setting up your process in a system like Tracker only benefits everyone. Your team will have more time to build relationships rather than build spreadsheets.
Even more important, tech can improve accuracy, remove duplicate information, and create essential candidate profiles, short and long lists of best fit candidates based on filters, and more to ensure you’re working with the most up-to-date data. Not to mention, our Watchdogs feature will source candidates while you’re sleeping.
When speed is so important, so is accessibility. Reviewing potential candidates, communicating, and more, having access when and where you need it may be the difference between a placement and a missed opportunity.
Tracker makes accessibility easy for everyone, including clients and candidates. Our one platform, cloud-based software is accessible wherever you have an internet connection. Our mobile app and candidate portal make it easy to upload, review, and send documents when you need to.
Don’t Settle on Your Nonnegotiable Strategies
When evaluating your recruitment process, do you have these nonnegotiable strategies covered for successful recruitment and placements? Is it time to add some (better, cheaper, faster) tech to your process to enhance and speed up your process?
If so, connect with Tracker today to receive a free demo of some of our most popular features that have helped companies recruit faster and build better relationships.