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Improving the Recruitment Process

What's Evolved in 2022

As a recruiter, our job is to match great candidates with their ideal role and fill job requisites across our diverse range of clients. It is our responsibility to manage expectations and constantly review the marketplace on behalf of our candidates. Identifying where demands are high and determining the best course of action for roles and areas with limited talent pool is the first step.

The recruitment process is where candidates gain their first impression on how you run business. With the easing of the pandemic and employers seeking to add more staff to their business, candidates have become far more selective about the opportunities they decide to take.

Many candidates already have a check list of needs and wants for what they believe would be their next big role. It is less likely the ideal recruit will jump through the hoops for the chance of an interview without expressing what is needed to consider a new role, and leave their current position behind. Candidates have greater expectations when it comes to recruitment in 2022.

To afford not to let the ideal candidate slip through your fingers, provide the target pay range with the details provided about the opportunity at hand. Studies show that displaying of salary information generate greater response of applicants. Candidates want to know the bottom line of what employers are offering. By doing so, this saves time in the vetting process and weeds out over qualified or uninterested candidates.

Clarity and consistency are crucial for potential candidates too. Research shows about 50% of job seekers prefer the details of the role to be clearly provided in the job description when job opportunities are presented. However, the other half of job seekers place lack of response from employers or recruiters as a big frustration during the job process. With lack of response and drawn-out timelines, this causes candidates to drop out of the hiring process and invalidates candidates trust in the company or recruiting process.

During the age of remote and hybrid work setting, company culture is also important than ever. Failure to display a business attitude to work-life balance could be the ultimate turn-off for a potential candidate. Sometimes this can even be more important to a candidate than salary expectations when it comes to job satisfaction.

Overall, it is essential to build a positive working environment and reputation to prove how great your business is to work for. By providing clear communication and timelines from the start are critical elements of the recruitment process. It is worth investing in the correct recruitment processes to get recruitment right the first time.

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