Recruitment and Employment Best Practice

EngagewithWorkIn this two part blog series, Toby Conibear, European Business Development Director, discusses how to effectively recruit and employ talent for your business.

When embarking on a recruitment drive there are many things for recruiters to consider.

Compiling numerous pieces of information into candidate profiles (for example copies of previous projects, LinkedIn information and all previous employment details) can be a time consuming process.

Failing to utilise the correct technology can make searching for talent inefficient and could result in wasting the time of clients and candidates; leaving vital roles unfilled.

Time is money

We live in a 24/7 society. Responses and actions are expected in real-time and the recruitment & employment industry is no different. When you look at the application process today, sending a job application via the post seems like a distant memory.  Actually, it wasn’t so long ago, such is the pace and evolution of the industry. 

From LinkedIn’s ‘one click’ job application process to candidates providing important identification documents via a scanning app on their smartphones, the application process is becoming ever more streamlined. Recruiters must utilise a range of technology to remain effective and competitive.

As part of this streamlined approach, it is important for recruiters to have all information and documents stored in central database. Both clients and candidates are demanding fast, efficient processes and as such recruiters need to use the latest technology to avoid being beaten to the finish line by the competition.

Going back to the drawing board

That said, although technology can certainly enable you to provide a better service to your clients and candidates, you still need to get the basics right. Tasks such as drafting job specifications and ensuring skills profiles for all candidates are captured accurately are just as important as streamlining the application process.

In the next instalment Toby Conibear discusses the art of ‘match-making’ candidates to roles, keeping compliant with the latest regulations and further steps you can take to stay ahead.