Many of our seasoned developers have gone through the crucible of the job market, being utterly puzzled at the role of recruitment in IT
What does a recruiting company offer that you can't do for yourself as a job seeker or a hiring manager? Honestly, nothing. A central repository of talent and jobs can easily be made at little to no cost to create and maintain. A sort of Amazon or eBay for jobs. We can have a rating system based on past experiences, comments, and other such tools to help filter candidates or positions. Is that all a recruiting company has to offer?
Recruiting companies will tell you there is much more to this than meets the eye. However, how can we simplify the process and offer something to the hiring company and a candidate seeking work, which will serve as a great value proposition? Walk with me through the journey as I explain how.
Likely, the recruitment process you implement within your business or HR department will be unique to your organization depending on its size, the industry you operate within, and any existing hiring processes.
The following objectives will remain constant across most organizations when it comes to establishing an effective recruitment process:
Here are five important steps in the recruiting process
1. Recruitment Marketing
By generating awareness of your brand and promoting your job ads effectively via channels you know will reach potential candidates, applying marketing principles to the recruitment process can find and attract better candidates.
2. Candidate passive search
Connect with candidates who may not be actively seeking employment by expanding your pool. By attracting elusive talent, you can increase the number of qualified candidates and diversify your hiring funnel for current and future positions.
A successful referral program can help you source candidates faster, improve retention, and reduce costs by leveraging your existing employee network.
4. Candidate experience
Candidates should not only become aware of your job opportunity, consider it, and eventually apply, but they should also be actively engaged.
5. Hiring Team Collaboration
Communicate across all internal teams and ensure that all parties involved have the same hiring objectives to maximize your team effort.