At this point in time, HR managers and hiring managers really have their work cut out for them. It seems that far too many people are comfortable leaving their jobs and looking for work elsewhere. This can result in some heavy pressure from the top to make sure that you fill vacant positions as quickly as possible.
When your current situation amounts to high volume hiring, it can feel as though you have a mountain to climb. You want to make sure that you fill those positions in a timely manner, but you want to avoid rushing the process and hiring people who aren’t the right fit for the job. This will only see you back in the same place just a few months down the line.
If you currently work in HR and are facing the daunting task of high-volume recruiting, here are a few tips to help you handle it so that you can end up with the right candidates in place and build a strong team for your company.
Use the Right Tools
As with so many aspects of running a business, things can seem much more manageable when you have the right tools in place. Things like recruiting software and application tracking software can really come in handy when you are trying to bring in a larger number of potential candidates.
Take the time to figure out what part of your hiring process would benefit from a bit of a technological boost. You will find that when handling a higher volume of job applications, such software ends up making all the difference in the world.
Tighten Up Your Applications
The applications that you require candidates to fill out are an important part of the process. They give you a good sense of someone’s experience and how qualified they are. However, far too many companies write incredibly long job applications for candidates to fill out.
While people who are truly interested in a job will surely take the time to fill in such an application, you might be deterring a fair few who are qualified and would do the job well by asking them to spend potentially hours filling out an application fully. Moreover, by the time they get to the end, they might be ready to simply put an end to it and not be as detailed or precise with their answers as one would hope.
Review your job application to see if there are questions that could be omitted or shortened. Remember that you will theoretically have the interview process to use for questions that you don’t put on your job application but that you would still like answered.
Don’t Overlook Quality
You might feel the pressure to get people hired as quickly as possible. However, this is no excuse for choosing lesser quality candidates. It is important to stay patient as much as possible in order to ensure that you bring in quality new employees who will be in it for the long haul.