Recruitment is a long, arduous process that never seems to come to an end. By the time you’ve drafted a new job description, made numerous job postings, sorted through applicants, performed the necessary background checks and hired the winning candidate, another position has opened up that requires you to start the process all over again. At any point during this process a candidate or new hire can drop out – or fail to work out – and you’re back at square one.
Relieving stress in the recruitment process is less about taking meditation breaks and more about utilizing the types of tools that will make the process easier. Try branching out to social recruitment, using recruiting software, or hiring a recruitment firm to relieve the stress out of finding new hires for your business.
Branch Out Into Social
Sometimes it can be difficult to find qualified job candidates through traditional sources. Online job boards can become inundated with low-level job postings, and your particular post can get lost amongst a multitude of listings promising jobs that, “Earn $1000 a day!”
Taking your recruitment out of the monster boards and into the social media world can be an effective way to source appropriate candidates that result in successful hires.
- The Jobvite 2012 Social Recruiting Survey found that 93% of recruiters use LinkedIn to recruit through the site’s online job postings, personal networking and candidate search. As a result, 89% of recruiters successfully hired via LinkedIn.
- 43% of recruiters who use social recruiting reported an increase in candidate quality
Try Recruiting Software
Recruiting software can assist you not only with the day-to-day process of finding and locating candidates. It can also help you to analyze your method and make changes to streamline your currently cluttered process.
- Recruiting software fulfills a variety of functions, including: compare job questionnaire results, qualify candidates based on résumé data, automatically post job listings on various boards, websites, and social media; transfer applicant data across multiple departments, store important background information and migrate applicant data into your HR software when a candidate becomes a new hire.
- Your software can help you to optimize the hiring process over time with its data analytics tools. You can compare the number of applications you receive from each job board and compare the quality of those applications across those disparate portals. You’ll know which methods bring in the most qualified candidates and deserve the most attention.
Hire a Recruitment Firm
The best way to reduce the stress of recruitment is to outsource the entire process to a specialized recruitment firm. When you outsource recruitment, your responsibility for finding and hiring job candidates is reduced to just a few small measures.
- Recruitment firms can take over nearly the entire recruitment process – tell them what position you want filled, and they will proceed to find and hire on your behalf the right person for the job.
- If you prefer more control during the profess, you can outsource specific tasks, such as posting jobs online or qualifying applicants, while reserving for yourself the task of interviewing and hiring successful candidates.
Job recruitment is a multi-stage process that is seemingly never-ending. As soon as you hire someone for one position within your company, another position opens up and the process begins all over again. Look for solutions in social media, recruitment software, and recruitment outsourcing in order to mitigate the stress of hiring.
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