Improving the mechanism of screening

Screening is one of the most challenging parts of the application process, and it requires up to 30 hours of work, just for one hire.

Learn how we can help you cut down the time usage drastically.

When an employer receives 250 resumes on average, and 75% to 90% of them are unsuitable, it is no wonder why recruiting leaders still find the most challenging part of recruitment is screening the right candidates from a large applicant pool.

In conjunction with the above, a recent survey found that 56 per cent of talent acquisition leaders plan to hire more people in the near future, while 66 per cent of recruitment teams plan to stay in the same size or shrink. So the winners of this battle for the best talent can depend on the recruiters' ability to optimise the recruitment process. And applying new technology and fully automating their workflow can be a cutting-edge tool.

The number of resumes and its processing often takes up the most considerable portion of time when screening. With today's competitive candidate-driven talent market, top talent remains on the market for an average of only 10 days.

So, if you are like most people finding the right candidate, time is money! Any time you're wasting time on incomplete resumes or applications with misspellings, another competitive company is attracting the best talent. Consider if there had been a way to speed up the process to save you time and money?

To find the best person for a team, it is essential to know the best way to identify the best candidates. Without this, you'll never know if you're hiring the right person because they'll already be in another position. With a limited number of talents actively searching for a new job, you can connect with the best candidates quickly. Facing the best talents requires a new way of thinking - a new way of solving your task. If not, you find your self on the losing side in the battle for the best talents.

Applying for various jobs can be as simple as just clicking a button. One candidate could apply for 10 jobs in 30 seconds. This contributes to employers' burden by taking more time to identify the best candidates for the position. Technology can make this process easier and save valuable time for the entire team.

To help you solve the most significant bottleneck of recruitment, we offer the following 6 tips to improve the screening process and maximise your team's efficiency in identifying the best candidates and preventing a bad hire.

1. Invest in the tracking of applicants

Our Tracking System (ATS) for applicants is an online application that supports every aspect of the recruitment process.

The system helps screen candidates by requiring answers to specific questions before moving to the next stage. Answers to such questions can enable the system to screen and pass on candidates automatically without taking time off the hiring team. Responding to candidates can be as easy as allowing the system to generate a pre-determined "No thank you" email so that the candidate can know that they are a not of the process anymore. And for those of interest, the system can generate a meeting request.

2. Secure a cultural fit

You want your candidates to match the company culture and core values. To filter out candidates that wouldn't be a good fit, our systems use a Cultural Assessment Questionaire. This will give you a picture of the culture of the team and of the candidates as well. These are then matched automatically.

3. De-bias your self and "go blind" when recruiting
A blind and systematic review of applications and resumes will enable you to spot the most relevant candidates in your pool, including the discovery of hidden gems. By going blind, the system will pick the most suitable candidates for you, and this will most certainly save you a lot of time, although the issue here is not saving time but focusing on diversity.

4. Make recruiting a team effort.

The ATS system will allow multiple team members to use the system. You can make each user have different levels of system access. Access to the system may allow all hiring team members to monitor progress and see each other's assessment and rating of the candidate.

As you think about the flow of ATS, you realise that various people can help you hire the right talent. The quality of the recruitment process will be of a much higher standard. At the same time, you are securing a better process for the candidates—especially those who don't get the job.

5. View and handle candidates instantly

The ATS should be the focal point for recruitment efforts. With so many people applying for work on their mobile devices, it's crucial to connect easily. Our system has the option of optimising all the candidate info on mobile devices, so the hiring team can review the candidates wherever they are.

6. Don't waste time interviewing the wrong candidates

You can view candidates through video, sound, text or case resolution by using our Job Challenge. This can help you choose the right ones for your interview and thus avoid those with flashy resumes, but lack of real quality.

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