According to the Business Dictionary, streamline is defined as “improving the efficiency of a process, business or organization by simplifying or eliminating unnecessary steps”. In today’s chaotic digital world where multitasking has become the norm, it is no surprise that many have turned to simplify their life. In the era of minimalism, streamlining has become a part of business lingo and simplicity has become a goal to strive for organizations big and small.
What steps can you take for your organization to simplify the way you recruit? How can you improve the efficiency of your recruitment process and get better results for your organization?
Here are 5 steps you can take today to simplify your recruitment process.
Refresh your recruitment process
When was the last time you took a critical look at your recruitment process and evaluated its efficiency?
When reviewing your recruitment keep these key things in mind:
- Make sure all communication with the candidate is transparent and coherent, in order for them to understand how the selection process will proceed.
- Try to assess how the recruitment process affects the view the candidate has of the organization.
- Review the goals of each step of the recruitment process to avoid unnecessary steps.
Invest in employer branding
Are you putting a lot of time and effort into seeking and attracting qualified candidates with little results? Investing in and building up your employer branding can make the difference.
Employer branding at its core is the way you present yourself as an employer to current and potential employees. It’s about telling the story of your organization and how employees impact, thrive and drive your organization forward. Find more tips about employer branding in this recent blog post.
Use technology where it’s needed
Technology can be a lifesaver when it comes to screening CVs, making the first contact with candidates or scheduling interviews. However, using technology too liberally can lead to becoming distracted and unproductive instead of more efficient. So, take a step back and evaluate what parts of the recruitment process can you automate without losing the human touch.
Do you involve managers or other key staff already in the screening process? Instead of wasting time on separate interviews with HR and direct managers, why not involve key staff earlier? Getting inputs from relevant staff beforehand will help you waste less time parading candidates around them later.
Outsource what you can
Is recruitment for full-time roles taking too much of your time? Do you find yourself with little time to spare to dedicate to internship programs or expanding your talent pool? Plenty of organizations have sprung up to simplify and streamline the recruiting of young professionals. Why not use them!
These are just a few steps towards a simplified recruitment process. However, the key to the perfect recruitment process is a balance. Make sure you have the resources to make the right decisions about candidates while making sure the candidate has the best possible candidate experience. After all, it takes two to recruit: the recruiter and the recruitee.8