Technology has and continues to change companies across all industries. Recruiting and human resources industries are no exception. But, you can use this new technology to hire more effectively.
The hiring process can be complex and tedious; however, certain tools can make the hiring process simpler and faster. If there is a possibility of making a job easier, why not take it? Furthermore, to save even more time and energy, hiring the right people will prevent further stress from having to deal with a bad hire. These technological and recruiting tools can help in selecting the right candidates.
Video and Phone Interviewing
With more and more advancements of technology, there are more options to have interviews over the internet or by phone instead of scheduling them. With a video interview, the applicant can submit the interview and the recruitment office can watch the video either live or have it recorded so that they can watch it when it is more convenient for the recruiter. A phone interview can be used for an initial interview and be more of a meet and greet style. Looking for some tools to start scheduling more video and phone interviews? Check out this comprehensive list.
As someone involved with recruiting, you know how difficult it can be to reach people. The plethora of channels that you can reach candidates at almost makes your job harder! Each candidate is different and Crystal quickly analyzes public data and lets you know how to communicate the most effectively. This Chrome extension lets you understand how people operate and even lets you personalize your outreach tailored specifically to the person. Crystal scrapes public data from the Internet (mainly other social media channels) to categorize people into one of 64 different personality types.
You can use this not only in your recruiting outreach and follow up, but in your emails internally to better communicate with co-workers.
Types of tools like Bear gives you the ability to better track your journey with individual applicants. There can be an organizational process which enables you to keep details that might otherwise be forgotten or overlooked. Furthermore, you can take notes, make profiles and collect additional information from websites (or social media) and log this into the tool. This way, as the interview process continues, details and other important resume information doesn’t get lost in the shuffle.
Social media is the new norm for finding and passing along information in the new digital age. Make sure your company’s name is out there on social media for applicants to see. Have a few examples of the specific jobs that are currently available listed on your social media channels, as well. Social media allows candidates to get a glimpse of your company and it’s culture before the interview process ever even begins. Sites like YouTube are great for hosting videos about your company that you can send to candidates after the first round interview.
Google for Jobs
Google for Jobs allows job seekers to use Google’s convenient search engine features in order to find job listings. It works by pulling job listings from many different sources and bringing a qualified list of jobs that best match the search requirements.
So, how do employers like yourself benefit from this? When Google CEO Sundar Pichai unveiled the new platform, he referenced astounding data about job search problems. According to this data, 46% of employers reported difficulty finding candidates with the right talents for job listings. Google for Jobs works to combat this difficulty by instilling a more effective candidate match strategy to its job search. This way, you can expect to see more qualified candidates applying to their job listings.
Using features like Cloud Job Discovery will help your job listings be brought to the top of job seekers browsers no matter the specialization. Cloud Job Discovery works against the typical keyword search method to bring users better search results. It does this by using machine learning to understand both the content of a job listing and the intent of a job seeker. Make sure to post your jobs on site that integrate with Google for Jobs (like this one) for optimal job seeker reach.
Whether you chooses to use one or all of these tools, these top suggestions should make for a successful recruitment process. There are many tools that are available and taking advantage of them is a great start to making offering a job and getting a job smooth and straightforward.