Two focuses of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money and Business/Entrepreneurship. A critical part of your business is the hiring process. The following contributed post is entitled, Easy Ways to Improve Your Business Hiring Process.
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If you want to improve your business hiring process, you’ll be glad to know that this is very easy to do. In fact, if you are able to improve your hiring process, you may find that you can easily boost your employee retention and that you can also improve your general interaction with them. If you want to find out more about that, then simply look below.
Build a Strong Brand
Did you know more than 75% of professionals are passive candidates? This means that they are not looking for jobs right now, but they are more than open to any new opportunities. If you can, you need to make sure that you build a strong employee brand. This will reduce your turnover by up to 30%, and it will also attract those who may well be open to new opportunities. Glassdoor surveys have found that over 69% of people are much more likely to apply for a position if the employer is able to manage and respond to reviews. For this reason, you need to focus on building your brand, as this will make it much easier when the time comes for you to do some recruiting. It will also help you to be much more active in your recruitment process. If you can, the next time you post local truck driving jobs, or any jobs for that matter, make a special effort to ensure that you are appealing to the right candidates too. Make it obvious what you are looking for, as this will strengthen your brand further.
The best candidates are usually off the market in under 10 days. It’s so important that you are able to act quickly. This is especially the case if you know that you are interested in a certain applicant. Even if you have not made your decision yet, you need to try and follow-up with the candidate quite often, as this will help you to address any concerns that they might have as well as helping them to stay updated throughout the process.
Write Better Descriptions
A lot of companies write descriptions that contain all of the requirements and responsibilities for what they are looking for. The main issue with this is that it can sometimes alienate qualified employees. If you want to work around this while also strengthening your core brand, then you need to focus on what you can do for your team. You also need to focus on how you are going to attract candidates who may be a good fit for your needs.
A lot of people now want to work with companies that are able to keep up with various tech trends. At the end of the day, part of embracing the new digital age ultimately means working your social media profiles and also making sure that investigations are done on potential clients too. If you can do this, then you can be sure to make the most out of your hiring experience while protecting your company from hiring someone who just isn’t right for the job.