The perfect employee is out there. Why aren't they biting?
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What’s the size of your company?
Does your company have a website?
Does your website have a career site?
Is your career site branded like the rest of your website?
It has some branding, like our logo and color scheme, but it looks and feels different
We don't have a carrer site
We don't have any company social media channels
Yes. Our career site links to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Do your job applications link to company social media channels?
We have some social media channels, but they're not linked to from a career site
They can view jobs on mobile devices, but have to apply on a computer
Can applicants access job applications through mobile devices?
They can both view jobs and answer prescreening questions on their mobile device
We keep our job titles simple. Anyone could understand them.
Our job titles include internal abbreviations, codes and levels exclusive to our company and HR team
Are your job titles understandable to just about anyone?
Some industry knowledge would be helpful
Someone writes the job posting, and we post it.
We carefully consider the talent market, send our job posting to marketing to ensure it fits our brand guidelines, clear it with HR, and then post it.
What's your process for developing job postings?
Our job posting is written by HR for compliance reasons, and then we post it.
Yes. Our initial application asks only the questions our recruiter needs to know.
Is your application process tiered?
No. We ask everything we need to hire up front.
Yes. Applicants can simply click a button and import their LinkedIn profile.
Does your application have pre-fill capabilities?
You can import some information from a resume, although it doesn't format very well.
No. We just ask for a resume and cover letter.
Yes, we think about each job application, discuss prescreen questions with hiring managers, and then ask specific questions for each role.
Do you use prescreening questions in your applications?
Yes, we have generic prescreening questions that we ask every applicant
5 minutes or less
More than an hour
(Assume the applicant already has a cover letter and resume.)
How long does it take?
Third party support is available via phone, email or live chat
You can email us with questions, but our HR team is swamped and doesn't always answer
We answer questions within 24 hours
Does your job application have support for applicants?
If you can't figure out our application, why would we hire you?
Consider your Web Presence
Job applicants want to know you’re a real company, and they want to get an idea of what it would be like to work for you. Consider setting up a website (or at least a web presence on a site like Yelp if you’re a retailer) to encourage savvy job applicants to come work for you.
Time for Social Media
You’ve already got a web presence, and for a company your size that’s a great start. Consider establishing Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram accounts to give applicants a sense of what it’s like to work for you. You’ll likely see an increase in applications from people who’ll be a great fit.
Ahead of the Curve
Having a web presence and social accounts is a great start for a company your size. Everything else is gravy. It doesn’t hurt to consider your future, though, especially if you plan to grow. Large companies establish workflows and systems in order to hire in volume. These systems, though, can have a downside if HR teams don’t do the work to ensure that they’re applications remain candidate friendly.
Make Applying Easy
Growing businesses see increased competition for talent, and employee retention becomes a major concern. Consider developing a career site for applicants to go to learn more about your company, so they can decide why they would want to work for you. You’re also small enough so that most applicants won’t have heard of you before seeing your job application. Keep the application process swift enough so they complete it.
Ahead of the Curve
You’re ahead of the curve when it comes to companies your size. Applicants have the opportunity to know what to expect before they fill out an application, and filling it out is smooth as butter. As you continue to grow, consider the value of an applicant tracking system that allows you to hire in more volume, while continuing to keep your hiring methods candidate-friendly.
Businesses your size face significant HR challenges. Recruiting and hiring are likely constant. How your business is perceived may impact the quality of applicants, speed-to-hire, and retention. Having a well-developed career site is vital to your company’s success, as is a hiring system that is both candidate-friendly and streamlines the application process. Contact us today to find out more about how an applicant tracking system can help.
Ahead of the Curve
You’re aware that businesses your size face significant HR challenges. Recruiting and hiring are likely constant. You’ve discovered that how your business is perceived can impact the quality of applicants, speed-to-hire, and retention. Because of that you have a well-developed career site and a hiring system that is candidate-friendly. Still think you can do better? Contact us today to find out more about how an applicant tracking system can help.
A Candidate-Friendly Experience is Essential
Large companies face significant hiring challenges. Recruiting is constant, and having an applicant tracking system in place a necessity. How your business is perceived may impact the quality of applicants, speed-to-hire, and retention. Having a well-developed career site and a hiring system that is both candidate-friendly and streamlines the application process is vital to effective recruiting and hiring. Contact us today to find out more about how myStaffingPro can help.
Ahead of the Curve
Large companies face significant hiring challenges. Recruiting is constant, and having an applicant tracking system in place a necessity. You’ve discovered that how your business is perceived may impact the quality of applicants, speed-to-hire, and retention. Because of that you have a well-developed career site and a hiring system that is candidate-friendly. Still think you can do better? Contact myStaffingPro today to find out more about how an applicant tracking system can help.