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May 15, 2017 by
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Recruiting involves a million moving pieces – even if you’re trying to recruit for as little as one open role. It can certainly take a great deal of time and effort, regardless of how few openings your company currently has.

And with recruiting comes a cost for your business. After all, getting the right people in the door is an investment in your organization overall.

While you certainly want to ensure that you are spending the right amount of time and resources to recruit, hire, and train the right people, we know that you want to ensure that you are being smart about the allocation of the time and money overall.

That’s what makes it so important to recruit efficiently. In this article, we explore how to do exactly that.


How to Recruit More Efficiently

Focus on the big picture

It can be easy in the recruiting process to zero in on the little details. However, it’s important to focus on the bigger picture in order to remain effective and efficient.

To do so, companies should focus on the values they want to see displayed in all candidates – regardless of the specific role they’re looking to fill – in order to attract the best culture fits for the organization overall.

Additionally, research has displayed that streamlining the recruiting process as much as possible with simpler and more general questions – rather than more specific and pointed questions – for candidates can be effective in making the recruiting process more effective.

Use tools and technology

We have technology at our fingertips, so why not use it to our advantage when it comes to recruiting more efficiently, right?

Using tools such as Outlook, Sharepoint, and OneNote make it easier to streamline recruiting processes, keep everyone in the loop, and to stay organized.

Things like pre-made email templates, a shared email inbox or public folders, or a recruiting site webpage make it easy to keep all the key players informed and involved – and these tools can save you quite a bit of time to boot!


Improve the candidate experience

A more enjoyable and manageable candidate experience is sure to make for a better and more efficient recruiting process. To do this, you should follow a few simple steps.

First, keep your candidates in the loop about the way the process will go and what they should expect.

Next, build rapport with your candidates from the start, making them feel comfortable and getting to know them as well as you can.

Finally, always make sure to move the process along as quickly as you can. This will keep candidates engaged – you don’t want to lose valuable and worthy applicants because of a slow-moving process.

Happier candidates means a more seamless recruiting process, quicker hires, and more effective employees.

Recruiting can be a bit painful at times, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way. Save your company the hassle and resources by using these simple tips and tricks towards a simpler and more efficient hiring process and you surely won’t regret it.

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