6 Ways to Maximize Your Recruitment and Selection Process

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By Lisa Hutchinson

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6 Ways to Maximize Your Recruitment and Selection ProcessAs a hiring manager, you’re responsible for finding the top talent your business needs to succeed in a competitive market.

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Your recruitment and selection process needs to be up to the challenge, especially during peak hiring season. If you have to make several hires, take a look at this list of strategies to try. It will help you maximize your recruitment process, so you can get the most out of it each time you need to hire.

1. Streamline the Recruitment and Selection Process

Hiring can be time intensive, but you may be making it more tedious than it needs to be.

Consider the screening processes you use. Do you interview candidates, then have them write a test? A more streamlined process would have candidates write the test first. Only those who pass would be considered for interviews.

This makes it easier to filter out candidates who don’t have the right skills before you get to the interview stage.

2. Automate With Technology

Another step in bringing your process up to speed is to automate parts of it.


For example, you may administer the screening test after the interview, so you don’t need to review as many tests. Instead, adopt new software and let the program score the tests. Only candidates who score above a particular mark would be considered for an interview.

You can also use automation to screen applications. Applications that don’t mention certain keywords will be sorted out from consideration, while others will move on to screening. You can even automate the scheduling of interviews.

3. Expand Your Network

Once you’ve streamlined your recruitment and selection process, you may worry you’re not going to find enough applicants to fill the roles your company has open.

This is why you should also expand your networks. If you only post to the big job boards, you may be missing qualified candidates who aren’t looking in these places. Try reaching out on social media and niche job boards.

You may also want to work with a staffing agency. Liberty Staffing can help you spread the word about your open roles and find more candidates through a wider range of methods.

4. Refine Your Interview Questions

Try to maximize your recruitment and selection process by revising the questions you ask in interviews.

Asking the right questions can help you find the right candidates time and time again. This helps you avoid situations where you hire the wrong candidate.

5. Write Better Job Descriptions

You can also find more candidates by writing better job descriptions. Many job postings contain vague language and long lists of required skills.

This can either encourage unqualified candidates to apply or drive off talented candidates. Review your job postings to ensure the language is concise and exact.

You should also be sure to include skills that are necessary for the job. If possible, talk to the outgoing employee for their feedback, as well as the manager. Collaborate to write a more accurate job description.

6. Work with a Staffing Agency

Another way to ensure you’re getting the most out of your recruitment and selection process is to work with a staffing agency like Liberty Staffing.

We can offer you access to better screening techniques, better job descriptions, and updated technology.

If you’re not sure where to start, get in touch today. The experts at Liberty Staffing can help you supercharge your recruitment and selection process to find the right candidates every time.

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Lisa Hutchinson

I started with Liberty Staffing in 2004 as the Regional Business Manager of the London office. I have over 20 years of experience in the customer service and retail sectors, as well as leadership experience including Store Management, People Development and Recruiting. In 2016, our London location moved to a larger office in order to accommodate growth of our business, which included adding a Clerical Division.

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