A recruitment process should be more than just filling positions with good candidates. Instead, Susan Heathfield talks about how it’s also a chance to find the best people who will fit your company beyond just the job description. One of the tips she gives is to “become known as a great employer,” meaning people will seek you because they want to be part of your culture. For this to happen, you need to look at factors such as your employee retention, motivation, and promotion. Aside from this, you’d also need an efficient recruitment process. With a streamlined method, the recruitment process becomes much more effective and will lead you to the right hires. Candidates will also prefer this as they aren’t left in the dark regarding the future steps of the process.
That being said, if you’re looking to improve your recruitment process, below are a few resources that you can lean on:
The Evil HR Lady by Suzanne Lucas
The Evil HR Lady is a blog by Suzanne Lucas, who chose the name as a challenge to the stereotype that HR managers serve the corporate world, and that they delay processes such as promotions and transitions. But with her blog, Lucas aims to show that many other things happen behind the scenes. One of the things she talks about is recruitment, how you should hire for potential rather than experience since it shows that they have the ability and desire to learn new things. In line with this, Lucas recommends hiring based on skills rather than talent. This is because talent implies that a person has the knowledge, skills, and abilities to do something perfectly from the get-go. Meanwhile, hiring people because of their skills means you can train them to be better.
The Future Is Faster Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler
Digitization is becoming a global trend and growth factor across almost all industries. Because of this, it’s important that you consider integrating innovative technologies into your business to remain relevant and competitive. In the book, The Future Is Faster Than You Think which is listed on Scribd, Diamandis and Kotler talk about the Law of Accelerating Returns, which is essentially the use of technology to create even better technology. Thanks to this, we now have innovations in everything from AI to biotechnology. In the case of recruitment, there are various technologies you can utilize, such as applicant tracking systems — which use algorithms to sift through resumes and forward to the managers those that pass its criteria. That being said, there’s an opportunity to empower the recruitment process by using technology end-to-end, from searching for potential candidates to onboarding recruits.
The Robot-Proof Recruiter by Katrina Collier
Technology can certainly make the recruitment process easier. However, Katrina Collier’s The Robot-Proof Recruiter talks about the importance of the human part of recruitment. Amidst digitization, this book helps you catch a potential candidate’s attention by utilizing a human-first approach to recruiting. A good way to do this is to hold a thorough intake strategy meeting and get enough facetime. Here, HR managers put themselves in the shoes of an applicant and go through the whole recruitment process to see if they need to clear any roadblocks — such as a too-long interview process or if the company doesn’t give immediate feedback as to whether an applicant has passed or failed.
Recruiters Live Lounge by Roy Ripper
Unlike most resources today, Roy Ripper’s podcast doesn’t talk about HR technology and trends. Instead, it provides listeners with inspirational stories from successful recruiters. But what’s great about Recruiters Live Lounge is that every podcast starts with the guest’s biggest failure, then they talk about how they managed to turn that around. They also talk about their “eureka moment,” what they’re working on at the moment, and what they want to achieve in the future. Ripper also asks guests for any advice they can give to listeners. For instance, IMS People CEO Amit Somaiya, speaking from at least 16 years of recruitment experience all over the world, encourages HR managers to enjoy the process as well, and not just focus on getting a candidate on board.
Written by Richelle Jasmine