November 11, 2021
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Many businesses have had to hone their recruitment strategies to stay competitive in this tight labor market. But for some, old habits die hard.
The most dedicated HR team can get stuck in a recruiting rut, thinking their methods are good enough until they take a closer look at the metrics.
Whether your time-to-fill has increased or your quality-of-hire has dwindled, it’s likely your recruitment process needs a revamp. To help you do this, we’ve come up with three recruiting habits to leave behind this year.
A boilerplate message might get the recipient’s name right, and even set the correct tone. But candidates are still likely to ignore it, especially if they aren’t actively searching for a new job in the first place.
Simply referencing their professional experience will show you’ve done your research. And it could be enough get them to the next stage of the hiring process.
Even someone with extensive industry experience still needs to know how your company works. After all, getting to grips with new processes, applications, and culture can be overwhelming for anyone.
Those new hires left to their own devices have a few choices. They can learn on the job, which may involve draining resources by relying on existing staff to show them the ropes. They can remain inefficient. Or they can quit.
Traditional recruitment methods might not be working as well as you think. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have their value as part of a more modern strategy.
Get hiring software to do the hard work for you. It will source candidates from a range of platforms while automating your candidate messaging and job posting. And because it tracks and ranks candidate performance, when it comes time to hire, making a decision will be easy, too.
Hiring in this tight labor market means becoming more competitive. But for those businesses persisting with old habits, there’s still time to improve.