With hundreds of applications coming in on a regular basis, finding the time to sift through them and find the best of the bunch can be quite the challenge. Not to mention scheduling interviews, conducting the interviews, and weeding through several top candidates to pick who you hope is the perfect fit. There’s a lot to be done, but thankfully, there is a lot of digital tools you can rely on to help streamline the process. Check out a few:
Applicant Tracking Systems
There is HR software out there that can actually help you to keep track of all of your applicants. From posting new job openings to prescreening and evaluations, hiring managers are able to effectively manage a paperless hiring process from the time the job becomes available until someone is hired for it.
Many managers have been here before. You select an applicant for an interview based on their resume and cover letter, hoping they’re a good fit. However, after conducting the interview it becomes clear that the candidate is not qualified for the job which equates to wasted time and money. Questionnaires no the other hand allow you to weed through applicants to determine who you’d like to interview further.
Asking additional questions about their experience, the requirements of the job, and whatever else you might deem necessary prior to setting up an interview will let you know right away whether you should get to know more about them. Digital questionnaires are easy to generate and can be attached to an application or can be emailed after you’ve reviewed their resume.
Social media can actually be a great place to recruit new employees, and many businesses are starting to notice that. As social media platforms are a great place for socializing and connecting, hiring managers are able to see the applicants in a different light than they might in an interview. Reviewing social media profiles can help you discern how this person is outside of the workplace and whether or not they would be good for your brand. Social media is also a great platform for marketing your company brand and available positions. Videos and live feed interactions can help you to attract younger audiences with fresh talent to your business.
Finding the right applicants to fill vacancies within your business in this day and age is a lot simpler than in times past. Keep in mind, however, that with the convenience of modern technology comes the influx of candidates to sift through. Using the above mentioned digital resources will help to streamline the hiring process and narrow down your options so that you have a better chance at making a hiring decision you’ll be proud of years from now