5 Smart Recruitment Hacks to Stay Ahead of the Curve in 2019

Kelly Barcelos December 24, 2018in Recruitment Strategy
5 Smart Recruitment Strategies to Stay Ahead of the Curve in 2019

2019 is sure to bring a new wave of recruiting trends and technologies that will significantly impact your current processes and procedures. If you don’t want to be left behind in the war for top industry talent, then be ready to revamp your existing talent acquisition strategies.

5 recruiting tips for 2019 that you need to put into action ASAP

  1. Use Social Recruiting to Spread the Word

    In today’s hyper connected virtual world, sticking to old school recruitment tactics like newspapers and niche job boards is not enough to tap top candidates. Promoting your job openings on popular and preferred social networks like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter will allow you to access a much wider user base.

    Posting professional, informative and attractive job adverts with a compelling CTA on social media channels will not only help attract active talent and but also entice passive talent to apply.

  2. Leverage Skill Tests to Hasten the Hiring Process without Hurting Candidate Quality

    The resume screening process takes the longest in the recruitment cycle when performed manually. Having an applicant tracking system that screens resumes based on desired qualifications and experiences in a fraction of seconds, will save you hundreds of hours!

    You can then put your shortlisted candidates through a skills test and narrow down your pool of qualified candidates. This will eliminate all irrelevant profiles and leave you with top choice candidates. So, let the applicant tracking system do all the legwork and filter the right fit with skills testing, saving all your time and sanity for interviews – Win-win!

  3. Write Clear and Captivating Job Descriptions to Attract the Right Fit

    Knowing what motivates a candidate to apply for a job opening will help you draft a job description that will attract the right resumes in a candidate-driven market. If you want to get your job description right, the first time, make sure it clearly offers a balanced work life, an attractive compensation, a positive work environment, and growth opportunities.

    Here’s a complete checklist with actionable examples to help you create magnetic job descriptions.

  4. Automate Candidate Communication to Keep Candidates Engaged

    Recruitment requires you to deal with a vast number of candidates for different positions every day. From sending out application acknowledgement emails and interview reminders to engaging shortlisted candidates and informing rejected candidates about their application status, communication takes up tremendous time and effort.

    But neglecting candidate communication can hurt the hiring process and so, the best way to tackle this tedious and time-consuming task is automating candidate engagement with an applicant tracking software.

    Applicant tracking software allows recruiters to personalize email templates at every stage of the sourcing process whether it is sending performance feedback or customized interview confirmations or updating rejected candidates. With applicant tracking system, candidates remain updated at every step of the sourcing process which significantly minimizes the risk of bad reviews from rejected candidates.

  5. Capitalize on the Power of Automation to Boost Your Conversion Rate

    Recruiters can rely on applicant tracking systems to automate every manual task from start to finish. This takes the entire recruitment process from months and weeks to hours and minutes, freeing up a lot of valuable recruitment time, allowing busy recruiters to stay focused on conducting interviews and getting the best of the lot onboard, at the right time.

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Kelly Barcelos is a progressive digital marketing manager specializing in HR and is responsible for leading Jobsoid’s content and social media team. When Kelly is not building campaigns, she is busy creating content and preparing PR topics. She started with Jobsoid as a social media strategist and eventually took over the entire digital marketing team with her innovative approach and technical expertise.