October 25, 2018
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When it comes to major decisions in business, it is understandable that many people prefer to stick with tried and trusted methods. The processes that have worked for you in the past and that you feel comfortable with are always going to be appealing, and why should you waste time on processes that you don’t know will work when you have processes that work.

This is the opinion of many firms, but it needs to be remembered that technology changes and innovation have changed the recruitment process for many firms. While there is nothing wrong with many traditional elements, it may be that there are easier and more effective ways of working today. Your company needs to review your practices and determine if outdated recruitment practices are holding your back.

Automation is becoming increasingly important

One of the biggest trends in the recruitment industry of late has been the use of automation. Automated elements of the recruitment, particularly in the initial phase are helpful in collecting invaluable information while saving you a lot of time.

If you find that you must sift through a considerable number of candidates with many unsuitable candidates, an automated aspect of your recruitment process can remove the interaction you have with these candidates. This will leave you with more time to deal with genuine candidates while not feeling jaded with the recruitment process.

Are you posting job advertisements in the same place you always have?

The places where people look for jobs has evolved, and you may want to update where you place and present adverts. It is vital that you are found in the place where the most likely candidates search and depending on your industry or sector, there may be places where people socialise online.

Forums and social media accounts are a part of the mix when it comes to advertising posts and you need to have a presence in these locations. If you are continuing to post jobs in local newspapers and on job sites, you may need to take a more specialist to find your ideal candidate.

Do you have a social media presence that provides recruitment information?

You will find that candidates want to learn more about your firm and the benefits of working for you before committing to the application process. You need to have a website or ideally, a social media presence that helps you engage your audience and allows you to share information on request.

You want to make a positive impression on potential candidates and being active on social media, with a slant to your recruitment processes, will make a difference. Even if the role you are looking to fill isn’t technically advanced, there is a good chance that the right candidate for the role will be active on social media, and you want to give yourself the best chance of connecting with your audience.

If you want to ensure that you are using the best recruitment practices, contact Technical Resources. We provide up-to-date and comprehensive recruitment services that help you find and recruit the right people for your firm.