Valentine’s Day has come and gone and some of you may still be basking in the post-Valentine’s Day glow (aka sugar coma) and are back in the office. This is the perfect time to talk about ways you can show you care to those people you are trying to attract the most…your job candidates!!
Everyone knows a strong foundation is key to any great relationship, and this applies to those we work with and those we are trying to hire! In recruiting, our experience has shown that a little extra effort to ensure candidates feel you care about them can go a long way!
The Hiring Framework
Developing an effective Hiring Framework sets the stage for your candidate’s experience and ensures you can maintain, automate and deliver with every hire you make! It’s great to attract talent but being able to find the perfect match in your next hire is what really matters!
It sounds like a lot of work and it certainly can be without having an effective process in place. We’ve become experts in defining this process and leveraging the right technology to automate specific steps in the hiring process for our clients. We love to leverage our ATS partner, JazzHR which gives even our smallest clients the ability to do all of the above, each and every time they hire.
A few key areas that an ATS can help simplify this include crafting compelling job postings that syndicate out to multiple sourcing platforms with one click, leveraging templates to create personalized candidate communication and having a central system for all candidates to be managed. This also helps in setting expectations for everyone involved from hiring managers to onboarding coordinators!
The hiring processes can be lengthy and time-consuming, so take the time to build relationships with candidates, show you truly care and follow through on promises. Simple strategies like providing clear communication, setting and keeping expectations and giving the candidates timely feedback can ensure your candidates feel valued and build trust, even if they aren’t the right fit for the role. You never know who may become your next great hire!
“When I tell candidates that I’ll do something, I do it. Even if I’m needing to reject them from a position and I promise to keep them in mind for future opportunities, I do. It builds trust and credibility when I call them back. It’s important to provide that service to exceeds expectations to our candidates, clients and partners.” Lily Rincon, Talent Consultant.
Love what you see? Contact our team to develop the perfect Hiring Framework, implement JazzHR or get more information about our on-demand, hourly recruiting services today!