In this ever-evolving business landscape, hiring the right, skilled, and talented workforce plays a vital role in scaling a business and taking the company to the next level. Strategic hiring is crucial to accomplishing the growth of any business. Thus, companies must improve their acquisition process with technology, better human resources management, and accurate job descriptions.
Hiring new employees is an inevitable part of a business, and it is more than just reviewing resumes and conducting interviews. Each time a company hires new talent, it makes a long-term investment in the candidate. In this case, recruiting mistakes like poorly crafted job descriptions or lack of communication can deter a qualified candidate from gaining employment or lead to hiring the wrong candidate.
However, with the right hiring process, organisations can recruit the right people for better productivity and lower attrition rates.
This article delves deeper into some tips to improve the hiring process and onboard the right candidates.
1. Write an accurate job description
A job description is a job applicant’s first interaction with an organisation. Employers must ensure that they write accurate and good job descriptions that reflect the organisation’s vision and the role that they are hiring for. A well-written job description will help sieve candidates who aren’t the right fit so that the hiring manager can focus on the best resumes to evaluate. To avoid confusion, the job description must include responsibilities, qualifications, salary expectations, and perks.
2. Identify the right skills for preferred positions
Before hiring a candidate, it is mandatory for the hiring manager to identify the specific needs of a preferred role and try to find someone who can fulfil those requirements. By recognising the exact skill sets required for a job, companies can hire the best talent who is specifically aligned with the company’s business goals and is a culture fit. Hiring managers must create a list of hiring objectives and seek inputs from team members to find a suitable candidate.
3. Build a talent database
Recruiters can create a database of talented candidates who can fill future vacancies. By creating a pool of candidates before a position opens, the hiring manager has ample time to engage with prospective candidates and stay in touch until there is an opening. This will reduce the time to hire when a suitable position opens up.
4. Leverage technology
With advancements in technology, hiring managers now use tools to eliminate bias and improve efficiency when recruiting candidates. With the use of artificial intelligence (AI), the entire selection process can be automated. Chatbots can improve engagement with potential candidates by spending additional time or resources. By adopting recruiting software, the tedious hiring tasks handled manually can be automated. The hiring software tracks every step of the candidate, which helps select the best candidate and streamline the hiring process. For instance, using ChatGPt can automate several HR tasks, ranging from recruitment to employee engagement and development. The software also provides analytics that gives a hiring manager insight into how their hiring process is performing and the scope of improvement.
5. Social media is a blessing
Hiring managers can use social media to find the right candidates and make connections with them in advance. Social platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and others offer recruiters an insight into the candidate’s overall personality and how well they will fit into the company culture. The main factor of recruiting on social media is to cut through the noise and find the right talent. Social media is the best way to find and connect with passive candidates. For instance, LinkedIn is a directory of professionals organised by industry, company, job title and other categories.
To address the cutthroat competition in the job market and hire the best talent, hiring managers must adopt an efficient recruitment process to attract and retain the most skilled candidates. Hiring the best candidates can be a daunting task, but the tips discussed in this article can be quite insightful for a hiring manager. Besides the aforementioned tips, hiring managers must emphasise hiring candidates who are an excellent fit for the company culture and share a similar vision for the business.
Attributed to – Mr. Sarvesh Agrawal is the Founder and CEO of Internshala, the career- tech platform