Is Your Recruitment Process Failing?
by Michael Cusano Thursday, 9th April, 2015
You have tried many options out there, but it seems that every recruitment system you try is not bringing in the appropriate candidates. The recruitment process evolves into a very time consuming tedious process without the proper resources. A key fixture to this issue is an Applicant Tracking System.
Finding a job is often times very stressful to candidates. Giving them the proper application process says a lot about your employer brand. However, we need to keep in mind that having candidates go through a rigorous application process is going to turn them away from your open positions. Who wants to spend time keying in every piece of information.By allowing candidates to apply through a streamlined application process, will not only allow your employer brand to grow, it will also be less strenous an application filling exercise for candidates.
Many HR departments feel they should only be in communication with the applicants they are interested in hiring. Most of the times, the fact that responding to all your applicants is crucial, gets ignored. Even if they don’t meet the benchmark, they need to be informed about the position they applied for. They are more likely to post a negative experience to social media, which has the tendency to easily spread and tarnish your employer brand. A healthy recruitment process is reliant upon a good employer brand, so communicate with your candidates.
Many recruitment processes are failing because companies don’t invest enough into the recruitment process as a whole. Each and every company needs qualified applicants, candidates, new hires and most importantly a high retention rate. Keeping track of and taking care of these responsibilities can be overwhelming for an HR department to handle manually. So giving your HR department proper tools it needs to recruit wisely and efficiently is crucial, yet often overlooked.
Investing in an Applicant Tracking System will greatly reduce the time spent reviewing each specific candidate and allow you to review only qualified applicants. It will also allow you to easily respond to each applicant, irrespective of whether you are interested in pursuing them or no. Posting to jobs boards or sending emails to candidates can all be automated through an Applicant Tracking System.
Your employer brand is greatly affected by your candidates’ experiences. A negative employer brand can lead to a decrease in the number of quality candidates, which can increase your turnover rate. Put in place an ATS that can help manage candidate files and solve your recruiting pains while simplifying your recruitment process.
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