10 Problems Within Your Recruitment Strategy.

How effective is your hiring process? Are your candidates engaged? Is it time-productive?

While settling for a less-than-perfect candidate to fill vacant positions is not ideal, waiting too long can actually reduce the quality of your hires. A Class candidates migrate quickly, especially in highly competitive job markets. This is why it is crucial to streamline your hiring workflow, try various sourcing approaches and improve your talent selection methods to reduce your time-to-fill rates.

Here are 10 mistakes that are damaging your hiring process and costing you money:

1. Not Understanding The Job Requirements

When it comes to a hiring decision, collaboration is key to ensure everyone involved in the process is satisfied. The recruitment teams needs full understanding of all the qualifications and skills needed for the role in order to find the best candidate for the team/organisation. This can be done by ensuring transparency, start-to-finish along the hiring process.

2. Poorly Structured Recruitment Strategy

One of the most common causes for hiring delays is a lack of planning and improper use of recruitment tools. By mapping out your recruitment strategy with estimated time-frames, you can prioritise resources, minimise your workload and remove any process inefficiencies. Ensuring accelerated decision-making with stakeholders.

3. Vague Job Descriptions

A well-written job description is more than just a list of qualifications and titles. Potential candidates should know what the employer expectations are, how their position fits into the business along with soft skills like personality traits but also hard skill sets utilised day-to-day. In addition, you may want to give insight to company culture, employee benefits and the brand itself. By ensuring vacancies have detailed descriptions, job-seekers can evaluate whether they’d be a good fit for the company, prior to applying. This helps maximise recruiters efficiency by attracting quality candidates.

4. Your Talent Pipeline

To build a talent pipeline, you need to source from data providers who can provide high quality candidates. Providers with an employee referral scheme can benefit recruiters by securing a constant influx of talented individuals. Try nurturing them with personalised, value-based content which shares the company’s culture.

Zoho talk more about candidate engagement in their blog here.

5. Inefficient Talent Sourcing

Job boards are a great way to reach your target candidates, but the posting aspect can be time-consuming. Luckily this can be automated with the help of recruitment technology such as Zoho Recruit. With Recruit, you can analyse data on job ad performance and where your candidates are most engaged.

Discover more about Zoho Recruit’s Candidate Sourcing.

6. Complex Application Process

Longer application processes can often defer candidates from applying for roles. Especially today, where features such as Easy Apply on LinkedIn allow candidates to apply for positions at the touch of a button. By maintaining a vibrant careers page and avoiding delays due to poor communication, you can make this process even more efficient.

7. Overlooking Pre-screening and Assessments

It is critical that applicants are shortlisted and assessed before sending them through to the interview stage. Using resume filters and assessment technology can facilitate this task; applicant tracking systems can collect and organise information on each candidate while assessments give objective views on candidate attitudes, behaviours and skills.

8. Delays Due To Availability

The easiest way to find a time when both the candidate and potential employer will be available is with self-scheduling software. Interviews that take place remotely via video or phone call can be more convenient for both parties involved, which saves on traveling costs and time.

9. No Transparency In Decision-Making

The difficulty in recruiting is choosing the right person, and too often this decision gets clouded with unconscious bias. When it comes to making decisions, a checklist can be an invaluable tool. Zoho Recruit provides employers with an interview scorecard that enables you to rank candidates based on their overall impression. This will help breakdown perspectives on candidates and simplify the hiring process for you.

10. Handling Processes Manually

The time commitment required by your recruitment team to manually handle administrative tasks can be overwhelming. However, with the right recruitment software, it’s possible to automate tasks such as resume screening, candidate data organisation and scheduling interviews. Zoho Recruits AI Chatbot, can help you address candidate questions quickly when your team isn’t available or online.

Polishing Off

By analysing and removing setbacks within your recruitment process, the strenuous task of recruiting valuable candidates can become more efficient. Using a data-driven approach to analyse time-consuming weaknesses, can simplify and add pace to your placement decisions.


Want to learn more about Zoho Recruit or try it out yourself? Check it out here
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