MAKE SURE YOUR INTERVIEW DOESN'T TURN INTO A NIGHTMARE ON RECRUITMENT STREET
We’ve all been there – candidates have gone to the wrong address for their interview, silenced by an unexpected question (what character from a book would you be and why...?) or you’re on a video call, in the middle of asking how the candidate remains calm in stressful situation and your child or pet make a guest appearance!
Interviews don’t always go according to plan, but you can make sure your processes are clear, defined and effective. We look at some top tips to ensure your interviewing process won’t cause you nightmares. Here’s how to create interview magic:
Create clear and concise job descriptions
Clearly defining the role, responsibilities, skills and qualifications needed for the position enables applicants to see exactly what you’re looking for, which helps attract good quality candidates. Having a clear and concise job description helps keep the recruitment process on track and accountable throughout.
Brand, brand, brand
Creating a strong employer brand, showcasing your organisation’s culture, values and environmental and sustainability credentials will help attract top talent to your door. Highlighting positive employee testimonials and success stories are a good way of demonstrating how you value your employees and equally shows their loyalty to you.
Make the application process simple
Having a simple, user-friendly, concise application process will encourage potential candidates to complete their application. Long, convoluted procedures put candidates off. Having a straightforward online application system saves time and helps simplify the interview process.
Shout it from the rooftops
Use all the recruitment channels you can to advertise your role – job boards, social media platforms, networking sites such as LinkedIn and employee referrals will all help broaden your reach.
Does your EVP stand out?
What makes you different? Having a strong Employee Value Proposition (EVP) with a robust reward package will appeal to potential candidates. It’s not all about the pay – employees and potential applicants value benefits such as flexible working, parental leave and corporate discounts. Having an applicant understand what it’s like to work in your organisation, understanding the culture and environment and where they would fit in all help create a strong proposition. A competitive compensation and benefits package regularly reviewed will help you stand out from the crowd.
And if you’re struggling to hire?
Partner with experts in the field. You wouldn’t hire a plumber to fix your electrics, so use specialist recruiters for specialist roles. At Allen & York we can help you. We can manage the whole recruitment process for you or tailor a service to suit your needs. We’re primed and ready to help. Just think of us as an extension of your recruitment team.
To chat to one of our friendly recruiters about your vacancies, call 01202 888986 or email firstname.lastname@example.org