The overall hiring process is long, drawn out and stressful for both the job seeker and the recruiter. For those hiring, finding a great candidate can be difficult, even with applicant tracking systems in place. While it’s important to find the best individual for the open position, it’s also important to give each applicant a fair chance during the reviewing stage of hiring.
Thankfully, there are a few tips that can help businesses and hiring agencies find the best applicant for an employment opportunity. Below, you’ll find information that will help you with your next big quest to find the best person for the job!
Experience – Always keep the candidate’s experience and work history first and foremost. You want to make sure they’re capable of doing the job. Their previous experiences will help you determine whether or not they are right for the position.
Job Description – Make sure you explain what will be expected from the employee, right out of the gate. When you advertise the open position, list everything you expect from them. Also include information such as any weekend hours required or whether or not they’re expected to work all holidays or only a few. Listing a clear and defined job description will help you with your search for the best candidate.
Be Considerate – 58% of applicants claimed to have not received regular updates on their application and moved on due to the fact that they felt like their time was wasted. If you’re unable to hire within the first few days of interviews, contact potential candidates and let them know. Keeping them updated with your intentions will ensure they’ll stick around and wait for your decision. Those that aren’t informed of intentions and feel like they are wasting time waiting around will move on. You don’t want to lose the best candidate for the job because you failed to keep them informed.
Create a Great First Impression – Is your website outdated? Does the help wanted advertisement you put out on social media or in the newspaper lack detail and eye-catching graphics? A great first impression starts with these aspects. Don’t give candidates a reason to opt out of applying. Also be sure to keep descriptions simple and clear, as we discussed above. This is all part of making a good impression and you’ll want to do what it takes to attract the right candidate!
We hope these tips help you on your quest to find the best candidate for your business! Making sure you make a great first impression, taking a moment to update applicants and reviewing their experience will ensure you find the right individual!
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