How long does it take to fill an open role in your company? According to the Society for Human Resource Management, it takes an average of 36 days and nearly $4,500 to fill most positions. That’s a lot of time and money! What if there were ways to make that process more efficient? You’re in luck.
Here are four ways to make your hiring process more efficient:
First, use an applicant tracking system.
An applicant tracking system or ATS is just what it sounds like: a software or system that allows employers or recruiters to track applicants over the course of the process, from the initial application all the way to an offer letter. Communications can be automated to ensure that no applicants fall through the cracks. Data from an ATS also helps you determine where most of your candidates are coming from, showing you precisely where to focus your recruitment efforts.
Improve your job descriptions.
Did you know that flowery language in a job description turns many candidates off? Rather than calling someone a “development ninja,” stick to “developer.” And don’t go overboard with “nice-to-haves” and “dream candidate” qualifications. Many people won’t apply when they see these additional items. Stick to the basics and craft concise, clear, relevant job descriptions, and your entire process will become more efficient.
Streamline your interviewing process.
Create a standardized candidate evaluation so that each candidate receives the same experience in your interviews. Take time to train your interviewers to get the results you want. And don’t stretch the interview process out over four, five, or more interviews. Many candidates will be turned off if the hiring process takes months and months.
Partner with a staffing firm.
Another easy way to make your hiring process more efficient is to partner with a staffing firm. That way, the professionals take care of the legwork for you — candidates will be sourced, screened, and even interviewed to ensure you’re getting the very best talent in your area. There’s no easier way to streamline your hiring process, especially when you need help the most.
At High Profile Staffing, we’re committed to matching qualified candidates with the roles they deserve. If you’re ready to partner with a staffing agency, contact High Profile online or call 972-991-7900.