Knowing how to hire the right person can be a difficult task. In this article, we will go over some tips that can make your hiring process more efficient, and explain why technology is a great ally in hiring processes.
How to organize the hiring process
The hiring process requires a lot of care and attention, and in order to make the best choices possible for each role, many variables must be considered. The candidate must be aligned with the company’s culture, have the necessary skills for the job, and be prepared to learn and grow along with the organization. Thus, it is not uncommon for companies to hire the wrong people, but this error is always costly.
With that in mind, here are some basic steps to make the hiring process more eficient:
1. Define what attributes are needed for the job
Define the skillset, competencies and objectives for each job opportunity. This must be clear in order to know what is the technical knowledge the worker needs and which work experiences are relevant for the job.
2. Know where (and how) to announce a job opening
Choose the channels that make sense for your company and the position you are offering. You can use online or in person events, profissional sites like Linkedin, other social media platforms or universities. Depending on the role and its requirements, it could be better to announce the job opening only through very specific channels, to decrease the likelihood that people without the skills needed will apply.
3. Employer Branding is key
Above all else, people need to want to work in your company. So make sure to show, be it through social media or throughout the hiring process, what working there is like. Company benefits, the internal policy, the workplace and values are all things that should be clear to candidates before they even consider applying.
The most important thing to communicate is, of course, the company’s culture and purpose. This is what will help you find people who are most aligned with the company’s values, and therefore more likely to stay longterm.
4. Ask for references
If you can, it is always useful to contact a candidate’s former employer, to know more about their prior performance, skills and work ethic.
5. Check certifications
When hiring, check any qualifications the candidate includes in their CV which are relevant for the job, just to make sure they are in order.
6. Define how the evaluation process will be carried out
In order to have a fair process, each candidate must be evaluated using the same standards, and with has little influence of discriminatory bias as possible. This, of course, is near impossible if you are relying solely on professional recruiters who can be tired, overworked and are susceptible to human error to do the job.
Here is where the use of technology becomes crucial: in the initial stages of hiring processes, there could be hundreds, or even thousands of applicants for each job opening. Expecting professional recruiters to do the grueling task of screening candidates in these initial rounds is not only cruel, but inefficient. Today, with the use of cutting edge technology, companies are able to streamline this process and find the best candidates faster, so that recruiters can focus on later stages of the hiring process, such as job interviews.
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