Hiring can be a challenge. You need to be sure you’re finding the right people. You may also have pressure to fill the roles as quickly as possible. With unemployment at its lowest point in 40 years and talent shortages in many industries, hiring is on the minds of many employers.
Another way hiring can cause you undue stress and slow you down is by being too complicated. Many companies today use multi-step hiring processes. This can cause complications, slow down the process, and sometimes result in poor hires. If you’ve been thinking about your hiring process, contemplate how you can simplify it with these tips.
Work on the Job Descriptions
If you believe your hiring process is complicated, take a look at how you put together job descriptions. Make sure you have a simple way to create clear and accurate job descriptions. Better descriptions will help you attract the right candidates from the start of the process.
Use the Right Technology
Technology is changing the hiring and recruiting industry, and you should be following along with the trends. The right technology can help you streamline your hiring process. By doing so, you’ll be able to make better hires and make them sooner.
An applicant tracking system (ATS) is a must for anyone who needs to hire today. Other technology, such as extensions for LinkedIn or for your email and web browser, can also assist. The right technology can also ensure it’s easy to apply to your job postings. In turn, you’ll find more truly qualified and talented candidates.
Streamline the Process
Does your hiring process follow a logical progression? Do you move through the process step by step, or are you constantly doubling back and redoing steps? If your hiring process is redundant or difficult, you could be missing steps or leaving qualified candidates behind.
Draw out your process on paper to get a visualization of how you’re working, or use software to illustrate how you move through the hiring process. This can show you where you could make improvements to simplify and streamline hiring.
Ask if All Steps are Necessary
As mentioned, many companies use multi-step hiring processes these days. Do you really need candidates to write a test, then conduct a phone interview, then come in for an in-person interview, and then write another test?
Chances are you don’t need all of the steps, and your hiring process is both slowing you down and causing you to miss out on the best candidates. Look for a way to combine some of the steps. This will speed up the process and make everything easier.
Work With a Recruiter
Another great thing you can do to simplify hiring for your business is to work with a staffing firm like Liberty Staffing. We handle the preliminary screening of candidates, and all testing required. We provide you with expert advice in staffing your business.
Working with a staffing agency can drastically reduce the amount of time you spend on each hire you make. By partnering with a staffing agency, you can make better hires faster.
Finally, a staffing agency can also assist you by offering you more flexible hiring options to suit your business needs.
The Bottom Line
At the end of the day, hiring doesn’t need to be a stressful process, and it shouldn’t be. You can simplify your hiring process by following these tips and partnering with Liberty Staffing.