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5 Ways Communication Helps in Effective Hiring

Kelly Barcelos on June 2, 2017 in Recruitment Process

The ultimate goals of both the hiring manager and the HR manager are finding the right fit for all the vacancies generated within the organization. But when two people working towards the same goal fail to stay on the same page, the time and efforts invested don’t yield the expected results.

While the HR manager knows which candidate will be a good fit for the company and its culture, the hiring manager has a much better understanding of which candidate will deliver the expected performance in any given position. The importance of consistent communication between the collaborating team in optimizing the hiring process cannot be understated.

5 big reasons why every HR manager should communicate with the concerned hiring manager when recruiting talent

  1. Eliminates Delays and Discrepancies

    Lack of communication increases the chances of misunderstandings and confusion. Establishing a timeline for filling vacancies and coordinating the processes from time to time keeps everyone involved updated at all times.

    When you have a clearly defined recruitment goal and a standardized procedure to execute it, there is little room for miscommunication that gives rise to unnecessary delays.

  2. Speeds Up the Sourcing Cycle

    Busy hiring managers often have little time to communicate every minute detail to the HR manager especially when they are handling hundreds of applications. But keeping your HR manager in the loop at all times can help him/her take the rein when the workload goes beyond your handling capacity.

    If you have an applicant tracking system, it becomes very easy to ensure that everyone is informed and updated at every stage of the sourcing cycle with instant notifications and automated reminders.

  3. Improves the Quality of Hires

    The easiest way to encourage qualified candidates to apply is to communicate that you are looking for candidates with a specific skill set, industry experience and knowledge.

    When hiring managers convey their expectations of their potential employees to the HR manager, they can be confident that the vacancies will be filled by high-performing candidates.

  4. Keeps the Candidate Informed, Involved and Engaged

    Top talent is available only for two weeks and taken for at least 2 years so you have little time at your disposal to identify, attract, engage and bring them onboard. To ensure that they consider you over your competitors, your recruiting strategies should be fast-moving and fully-equipped to take on the challenges of talent acquisition.

    Having an advanced ATS can help you in multiple ways:

    • It offers easy access to multiple users on all the candidate profiles
    • Enables you to stay connected when recruiting from multiple locations
    • Sends real-time notifications to all team members
    • Allows you to leave comments and notes on candidate profiles while eliminating paperwork
    • Sends instant reminders every time a task is due for timely completion

    You can’t afford to keep top talent waiting so switching to mobile-friendly recruiting software will help you cast a wider net and capture top industry talent with ease.

  5. Increases the Conversion Rate

    If you don’t want to lose the best of breed to your competitors, make sure that your recruiting strategies evolve with advancing tools and techniques. It helps you organize, simplify, streamline, define, automate, manage and monitor your recruitment cycle from start to finish.

Hiring managers can leverage an Applicant Tracking System right away for marketing open positions, social media recruiting, generating referrals, tracking applicants, managing interviews, communicating with candidates, and generating reports. Designed to cut down your hiring time to half while keeping the candidate informed at every stage with instant alerts, an ATS is all you need to fill maximum open positions in the least possible time.

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Kelly Barcelos

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.