We know how stressful it can be to hire new employees. With the rise of online job boards and social media, it’s easy for your company to get lost in a sea of applicants. But we’ve got you covered! Here are 5 proven ways to speed up your hiring process:
1. Practice interviewing techniques on a friend or family member first—it will help you avoid embarrassing situations and make sure you don’t overlook any major red flags during the actual interview.
2. Don’t give up on candidates who didn’t respond right away—the longer they wait, the more likely it is that they’re not interested in working for your company at all! If they don’t respond within 24 hours, send them another message and ask if they received it (but don’t keep bugging them).
3. Make sure you have enough time between an application submission and when an interview is scheduled (at least two weeks), so that good candidates have time to prepare a resume and cover letter before their interview date arrives
Hiring is one of the most stressful things you’ll ever do.
We get it. We’ve been there. The last thing you want to do is spend all day in front of your computer, searching for the perfect candidate—and then have to tell them no.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, if you’re looking for a way to streamline and speed up your hiring process, here are five proven ways to do just that:
1. Set up an interview plan: Take time out of your schedule to think about what kind of person you’re looking for before going into each interview. This will help you zero in on those specific qualities that you want in a candidate, and it will save you time by preventing you from having to ask questions that could be answered easily by reading their cover letter or CV.
2. Ask open-ended questions: A handful of questions can help expose your candidate to numerous scenarios and situations that they may not have been exposed to before—which means they’ll be more likely to say what they feel comfortable saying when the opportunity arises (and it will often arise!). And by doing so, they’ll also show off their personality more effectively than if they had only answered yes or no questions
Hiring is hard. But the good news is, hiring is also a process you can change.
The first thing you need to do is get organized. When you’re ready to start interviewing candidates, it’s crucial that you have all of your information in one place—and that means making sure that your business cards are easy to find and accessible for everyone who needs them.
Second, make sure your hiring process is as streamlined as possible. The faster you can get through the steps, the quicker you’ll be able to hire someone who is the right fit for the role at hand.
Third, make sure you give each candidate an equal shot at being hired. If there are any red flags during the interview process, they need to be addressed before moving on with hiring decisions. Fourth, make sure your job descriptions are clear and concise so that every applicant has a clear understanding of what they need to do in order to qualify for consideration. Fifth (and finally), if anyone asks questions about how long it will take them to get hired or what kind of salary they should expect when they start working here? Make sure those answers are straight forward and honest!
1. Create a hiring strategy
2. Review your interview process
3. Conduct a competency assessment
4. Hire a team of recruiters
5. Use predictive analytics