At some point in the last year or so, it’s started to hit employers, "We can't keep doing what we've always been doing" in regards to hiring. Some changes were drastic–employers had to adjust their hiring practices; wages, incentives, and benefits; thier scheduling, and beyond. But there are a few things that you can cut today to speed up your hiring process and attract better talent now and in the long run. Gone are the days of "standard practices" for getting a job. Instead, employers should focus on demonstrating to potential candidates that their time is valued. This will show them that they will be valued as an employee if they join the team.
1. Cut the lengthy application process.
Gone are the days of lengthy applications and tedious assessments. In the past, businesses may have thought that if someone wanted to work for them, they would put in the time and effort. However, this is not the case for the majority of businesses. To compete in the corporate world, small and medium-sized businesses need to streamline their hiring process and invest in their talent branding to attract the right candidates. This will help them stand out from the competition and ensure they are able to hire the best people for their business.
2. Cut the extra interviews.
With the candidate's permission, we have begun recording our interviews for our entry-level roles. As it is not always feasible or possible for our decision-makers to be present for every interview, we have assigned one member of the leadership team to host and record the video interviews for the rest of the team to review at a later time. Our application process consists of four steps: submitting an application, a phone call, a Zoom interview, and a decision. This brings us to...
3. Cut the extra decision-makers.
Consider whether each member of your leadership team needs to vote on a new hire. By having a unified leadership team that is focused on upholding the company's mission, vision, and core values, you can ensure that everyone is on the same page when evaluating potential candidates, yet not everyone needs to be involved in the hiring decision.
If you're a small or medium-sized business owner, you may be overwhelmed by the long list of tasks you need to complete as an employer. Investing your or your Human Resources Director's time into revamping your hiring process can seem daunting. Imagine the time and money you’d save by outsourcing your talent acquisition to a team of professionals who stay up-to-date in the hiring space and streamline your processes, so they're running efficiently, consistently, and affordably.