Many businesses make the fatal mistake of focusing on acquiring the best talent but not on providing an adequate candidate-hiring experience. If they’re not treated properly throughout the process, many applicants won’t finish it, and they will tell other prospective candidates to beware. Here’s why having an organized, considerate, and respectful process is so important to both finding the right people and for enforcing your brand values:
Birds of a feather flock together. When you have great employees, they attract other great employees. Your recruiting process should reflect the desire your company has to thoroughly but expeditiously recruit, screen, interview, and select the right people for your company. When companies take far too long to confirm an employee’s hiring, it sends the message that your organization struggles with making decisions. Companies that find the right candidate but add layers upon layers of hiring steps in their process can lose a great candidate to companies that streamline the process and close the deal.
In a market where demand outstrips supply, top candidates have options, and getting caught up in the quagmire of doing too many interviews and tests—with the same people in many cases—is just a waste of time for both you and the prospect.
Without a doubt, most employees want a swift and convenient hiring process. Many applicants report that their job interviews are needlessly long or complicated. Similarly, many believe that the recruitment teams are not cooperative in many regards, making the process one-sided.
The hiring process should be designed to expose whether the relationship is a good fit. If it’s one-sided, where everything is geared toward seeing whether the candidate is only a good fit for the company, then it’s one-sided. Make sure your hiring procedure creates opportunities for the candidate to be “sold” on your company, its culture, and its values. It’s best for the possible employee to learn this earlier in the process rather than later.
Word travels fast when your company designs an interview process that’s open, insightful, and efficient. It travels twice as fast when it isn’t. When a particular employee has a good experience during the hiring process, he or she is bound to talk about it with other people. If someone has a bad experience, he or she is likely to talk to twice as many people. Pay attention to delivering an experience that reflect your brand and company values. Your company’s reputation is built one interview at a time. Remember, the way a company treats aspiring applicants reflects how it will treat its employees.
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