Companies and recruiting agencies, when trying to hire new resources, often overlook the process that would facilitate building up a strong relationship between the candidates and the company. Recruiters and the company are more often looking for unrealistic credentials that would be extremely hard to find. These unfair expectations can sometimes end up alienating a large pool of candidates that never get a chance to fully acquaint themselves with what the company is all about and what they are looking for. ATS features that enable recruiting through communication is a great way to improve the recruiting experience.
How To Improve Recruiting Through Communication?
More often than not the recruitment process is only used to identify and assimilate the resource for the crafted job description. This mindset often leaves out how and what the candidate feels about the whole process. A Candidate’s voice, if given the right platform, can act as a passionate viewpoint in embracing the culture and tradition of the company. Rhetoric from potential recruits can serve as a great motivator for other candidates to jump on board your company’s bandwagon. Hence, allowing feedback to potential recruits or candidates is vital in improving recruiting through communication.
We have further improved the process of communication during recruitment. It is important that both the company and the candidate are on the same page. Usually, the recruiters do not clarify the time to get back to the candidate. However, when the recruiter fails to communicate an expectation of what “soon” means. From the candidate’s perspective, it could mean the next day, but from the recruiter’s viewpoint, it could mean the next week. This disconnect greatly hampers the communication process and often is a major reason for misunderstandings during the recruitment process. In order to remove these disconnects candidates act overzealously by constantly asking the company for updates on their recruitment. In order to ensure that these misunderstandings don’t arise; it is important that both parties are aware of the timelines of the recruitment process.
Furnishing as many details as possible during the initial discussion can be of great help in improving the communication process. It also ensures that the candidate is well versed in what to expect from the company and the role. Sharing all the relevant facts pertinent to the position ensures that it’s fully clear to the candidate, what the position requires. This clarification goes a long way in ensuring transparent recruitment. Further it clarifies whether taking the next step is worth it or not.
These 3 considerations can play a crucial role in simplifying and greatly improving communication in the recruitment process.
In order to maximize the communication potential of your recruiters, try switching to an ATS that links your phone system, email platform, and job boards altogether. Schedule a demo of RecruitBPM today.