Candidate Experience

Are your candidates happy with your recruitment process?

Kelly Barcelos on August 12, 2016 in Recruitment Process

Recruitment is the process of hiring employees for a company or agency. Recruitment is a long process which requires full efforts of a recruiter and all the people involved in hiring. Sometimes employee engagement is observed to be very less in the overall process of recruitment. If the candidates are not informed correctly about the overall procedure of hiring, they do not remain engaged with the whole process.

The candidates, therefore, should be well-informed about all the steps involved in recruitment, schedule of test and interview and time taken for the entire process to be carried out successfully. Applicant Tracking System has made the process of hiring much easier than before.

The Cloud-based recruitment software helps in organizing the process of hiring to attract the potential candidates for their firm. It further helps in saving resources as large amounts of work can be done in a very short period of time with the use of Applicant Tracking System. Otherwise going through all the resumes manually and then selecting the best-fit candidate out of all is a difficult task. ATS has substantially reduced the workload for the overall HR department.

How to keep the candidates happy with recruitment process?

  • Engagement of Candidate

    A candidate should be informed at every stage of the progress of recruitment process. For instance, to conduct a technical interview, the candidate must be given a significant amount of time let’s say 15 days to prepare for it.

  • Selection according to Merit

    A good recruitment process should also be unbiased and fair for all the candidates. Managers involved in hiring need to make sure that the candidate is hired on merit and the organization has to make sure that no recruiter uses any unprofessional mean to select his candidate if he is below the merit.

  • Respect for Diversity

    A recruitment process adopted by a company should be based on maintaining respect for the diversity of the workforce. The company should make no discrimination among the applicants by religion, nationality, gender, age, marital status or any disability. The candidates should feel free to apply for the job post if they fall above the criterion set by the organization.

  • Length of the Procedure

    The HR department of the firm should consider the point that the recruitment process does not take much time. Often candidates get distracted by the delays in the procedure of hiring and ultimately start applying elsewhere.

  • Employment-Friendly

    HR department of the firm should materialize an employee friendly recruitment process so that a candidate finds it easy to understand and simple to apply for.

  • Attitude of Employer

    An efficient hiring process takes into consideration the behavior of the employer. The employer should be professional but accommodating and friendly with the interviewee so that the candidate maintains his confidence and does not lose focus.

To have a stable and well-defined recruitment process and to hire the best talent for your firm the HR department should consider the points mentioned above before designing a policy for hiring. HR department also needs to cater the requirements of the candidates to facilitate them in the best possible way.

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.