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5 Ways To Make Your Hiring Process More Efficient by #NewToHR

5 Ways To Make Your Hiring Process More Efficient

Hiring and onboarding new employees is one of the most important functions of an HR department. If you take care with your hiring process and find the best candidates, you will improve the performance of your business and reduce things like employee turnover, which can be very costly. But hiring new employees can be expensive and time consuming and a lot of companies struggle with efficiency.

  • If you are going to be able to hire the best candidates for your business, you need to make improvements to your hiring process to make it more effective and more efficient.

These are some of the best ways that you can do that. 

Make Job Adverts Clear 

If you get a lot of applications from people that don’t fit the role or don’t have the necessary experience and qualifications, you waste a lot of time going through them all to pick out the candidates that are right for the position. One of the best ways to avoid that is to write better job adverts that are a lot clearer.

  • If you go into more detail about the specifics of the role and what a typical day working in the position looks like, people will have a better idea of whether they are qualified for it or not. It’s not just about the job itself either, you also have to give people a sense of what the company culture is like.

It’s important that people fit in with the company and share its values if they are going to be happy and productive, so you need to make this a main part of the job listing as well. 

Invest In Recruitment Software 

The right recruitment software can automate large parts of the hiring process from candidate sourcing all the way up to the final decision and bringing the new employee on board, so it makes things a lot more efficient. You should contact an IT service company and speak with them about choosing and implementing the right recruitment software.

  • If you can automate things like emails and create templates for the paperwork involved in hiring, for example, it gives you more time to focus on the important things like sourcing candidates and interviewing. 

Source From More Places 

Placing job adverts is the main way that you will find new candidates, but you should consider other methods as well. Even people that are not actively looking may be interested in a position and they might be better than any of the people that are responding to your job advert. That’s why you need to find ways to reach the people that are not checking job postings on a regular basis. Social media is a great way to advertise jobs because you will reach a lot of people.

  • You should also try to attend networking events and meet people in your industry. By being more proactive about finding candidates, you can make sure to pick people that are well qualified for the job and it will be a lot quicker to find the right person. 

Use Contract Templates 

Writing up the contracts for a new employee is a lengthy process and if you are doing it from scratch every time, you’re wasting a lot of time that could be better spent elsewhere. That’s why using good templates is one of the easiest ways to improve employee contract management and make your hiring process a lot more efficient.

Once you have a good template in place, you will just need to change a few key details, rather than writing out a whole new contract every time. 

Build A Talent Pipeline 

All companies would benefit from a talent pipeline, but a lot of businesses don’t use them. A talent pipeline is a pool of potential candidates that you can look to when you have a position to fill. If you spend some time building a talent pipeline, you will have people there that you can contact so you may not even need to advertise the job at all. This is especially useful for roles that have a high turnover rate or ones that are difficult to fill. When it comes time to hire somebody new, you will have a talent pool to dip into straight away, so you can fill the position right away.

  • You should spend some time identifying the best candidates in your industry, you can do this through social media and networking events. Reach out to them and build a relationship, and let them know that you are considering them for any future openings. 

These are all simple ways to make your hiring process a lot more efficient and make sure that you get the best candidates every time.   

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