4 ways to avoid bottlenecks in the hiring process
A breakdown in the hiring process can make you lose good candidates and damage office morale.
Bottlenecks in the hiring process are more than just inconvenient. They can make you lose prime job candidates, damage office morale and create tension among your staff, writes HR market analyst Kyle Lagunas on Softwareadvice.com
Lagunas pinpoints four common causes of roadblocks in the hiring process and ways to avoid them.
First, inadequate technology often slows down the process. “A single online job posting can draw thousands of applicants. Without the proper technology at your disposal, the sheer volume of applications received can be difficult if not impossible to manage. This leads to delays at the onset of your recruiting process, which can be frustrating for candidates and hiring managers alike,” Lagunas writes.
He suggests that the appropriate online application and screening tools will help HR professionals reduce their time spent in this initial stage of hiring.
Breakdowns in communication also create hiring bottlenecks. “You see it all the time: hiring managers aren’t communicating with HR, executive leadership regularly missed emails or doesn’t respond to scheduling requests, or some other breakdown in the internal communication process occurs.”
The solution? Establish expectations and define your process upfront, both with candidates and hiring managers, says Lagunas.
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