Posted on 16/04/2019 by Jon Tongue
The Recruitment Process
“Your company is only as good as your best employees"
To get those employees a strong recruitment process is needed. If you invest heavily in the process, you will find that:
- The quality of candidates will improve
- Development of a large talent pool will be created to help you to fill positions in the future
- Save valuable time and most importantly, money
Understand Your Business’s Needs
So, how do you find the best talent available?
Firstly, you need to think about what you want your ideal candidate to be and how they fit into the business culturally.
Planning plays an important role in the recruitment process. It’s crucial that a lot of time is invested in this phase to ensure that you find the right candidates.
If you are filling a position as a result of someone leaving the business, you can use the job description of that employee as a goal of what is required. However, if your business is expanding. You can conduct a skills-analysis of your team to determine what qualities a new hire will need.
Here are some questions to ask yourself when finding the ideal candidate:
- Why is a new employee needed?
- What duties and responsibilities will the successful candidate have?
- What skills or abilities are required to succeed in the role?
Starting the search
Now that you know what you are looking for in a candidate, you can begin the search phase of the recruitment process.
It’s without question that you will need to write a job advert to post onto a number of platforms. Your job advert is the first chance to open the door to the talented candidates you are looking for. For this reason, it’s critical that the reader gets a great first impression of your business.
Writing a job advert is a critical part of your recruitment process, so make sure to invest time into it!
What to look for in your CVs
When reviewing your applicants' CV, it's important that you check for a number of red and green flags. Here are a few pointers to follow when checking CVs:
Getting To Know The Candidate With Interviews
You've managed to find the right candidates on paper. Roll on the interviewing phase of the recruitment process!
Interviewing can be very time consuming, but it can be shortened if done effectively. When looking for an employee, you want someone who fits the culture of the business alongside the skillset required for the role.
To do this, you can ask questions like:
- What do you do in your free time?
- How do you cope under pressure?
- Do you have any plans to improve your current skill set?
- What isn't on your CV that you would like to mention?
Remember, it’s important you dive deep to find out what a candidate can offer.
Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Positive Onboarding
Congratulations! You’ve found the right candidate, now it’s time to get them settled to their role.
Onboarding is criminally underused with many organisations not understanding the true value it has, the statistics prove that onboarding makes a powerful impact, in not only creating in a happy employee but also boosting performance.
Candidate Engagement Is Essential
Candidate engagement is a must.
You would have interviewed a number of people that were suitable for your company, but you have to make a decision to employ only one of them. However, it’s important to retain that talent by keeping in contact with them. By continuing to engage with them after the recruitment has ended, you can keep them in a large talent pool ready to fill those positions they were applying to!
This can save you valuable time and money along with speeding up your recruitment process!
This is because they can refer your business in the future because of their positive experience with your recruitment process.
That’s why you need to treat every candidate with respect and professionalism, we can’t stress this enough! In a study done by CareerBuilder, 80% of candidates use the hiring process to determine how a company will treat its employees.
So now you’ve gained an insight into the recruitment process, pretty time consuming isn’t it? Here at Regional Recruitment, we simplify the process for you, as we understand that saving time is crucial.
We have consistently done this process for 10 years and with constant progress.
If you want help with your recruitment process from professionals that have over 10 years of experience, be sure to give us a call on 0116 262 3733 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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