Hiring can be strenuous and time consuming. Having to go through thousands of resumes and hundreds of candidates on a weekly basis can become very stressful. Learn how to simplify your hiring process and still find top talent with these tips.

Be Clear About the Job Description

 It’s crucial that you’re upfront about the specifics of what a job entails, the necessary qualifications, experience, education, knowledge, etc. This serves as an automatic filter that increases the likelihood of only suitable candidates applying. As a result, fewer incompatible individuals will apply, which can save you a tremendous amount of time.

Condense the Application

Does your current application include unnecessary fields? Is it needlessly long and complex? Are you asking for excessive information that you in turn have to filter through and is only complicates the hiring process?

It’s wise to take a close look at the application and look for elements that could be eliminated. Not only will this save applicants time, this makes the review process quicker on your end.

Use an Applicant Tracking System

Technology offers recruiters a lot of options that weren’t available in the past. One form of technology you may want to utilize is an applicant tracking system (ATS). Many allow you to “filter applications automatically based on given criteria such as keywords, skills, former employees, years of experience and schools attended.”

This can be a huge asset when you’re sifting through thousands of resumes and allows you to quickly identify top prospects without having to look through everything manually. Check out this resource from Capterra to learn about some of the top applicant tracking software platforms.

Use Video Interviews

Let’s say that you’ve narrowed your list of candidates to just a handful. Rather than meeting with each person face-to-face (a time-consuming venture), why not conduct video interviews instead? This has never been easier to do, and tools like Skype and FaceTime are completely free to use.

From there, you can either hire a candidate outright or advance the most qualified candidates to a shortlist and meet with them in person for a final interview.

Choosing the right person for the job is vital. But it doesn’t need to be overly complicated to do so. Following these steps should help you simplify all aspects of the hiring process, while ensuring you find a quality employee.

Looking to streamline recruiting? Contact PrideStaff DFW today to see how we can help.


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