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Back to School With the ABCs of Hiring

Back to School With the ABCs of Hiring
From Recruiter - September 6, 2016

Whether you work in education or not, its hard to miss the excitement of the back-to-school season. Sales and school supplies are all around us, and as kids prepare for new classes and schedules, youre probably experiencing a renewed sense of purpose about your end-of-year goals.

Colleagues are returning from those late summer vacations, and youre feeling the buzz of having everyone back in the office. Its time to get plugged in and reconnect with your business. For HR, that business is hiring.

As weall embrace the back-to-school spirit, wed like to offer you the ABCs of Hiring:

H Is for High-Volume Hiring

Hiring for high-volume roles comes with a special set of challenges. On the upside, you have a larger candidate pipeline, giving you a better chance of finding the right fit. On the downside,you have to sort and filter all that candidate data. Resumes, assessments, interviews, referencesit can easily get out of control.

Thats why automation is so important. You need a system that not only collects predictive data, but also quantifies candidate success.

I Is for Impact of Hire

Depending on the size of your company, you might hire hundreds or thousands of new employees every year, and each one has the potential to positively or negatively impact your business. But how do you know where your best placements are, and how do you know where to improve?

If you dont already measure the impact of hire, make it your new No. 1 metric. Start by gathering data on new hire engagement, manager satisfaction, and turnover, then look for trends over time.

R Is for Recruitment Brand

Are you as focused on attracting applicants as you are on attracting customers? Your consumer brand and your recruitment brand are closely tiedimprove one, and youll likely improve the other. But how do you show potential employees what it would be like to work at your company?

To start, walk through your companys application process. You might offer great products and services, but youll lose credibility if the candidate experience is difficult or outdated.

I Is for Impression Management

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