Top 3 Priorities your Recruiter should be focusing on

From advertising, shortlisting interviewing a recruiters calendar is mostly full of activities that require their full attention. But of interest is the question”are these activities bringing the highest return on investment” 


Today we focus on Top 3 Priorities that should be on each Recruiters top agenda in 2021: 

Speed up Hiring Process: According to Society of Human Resource Management SHRM  research the average time to fill a position is 42 days which could go up to 66 days for sectors such as Engineering. According to this workable study Those numbers are not very encouraging especially in the era where organizations are competing for top talent. Some recommendations on how you can speed up your hiring process are: 

Build up a hiring pipeline: The easiest way to fill up positions is from your database. Recruiters should build up a potential hiring list database of candidates that could be contacted in the Future in case of any openings. 

Clarify the position before advertising: A lack of clarity of the job leads to stalling of recruitment derives as the recruiter encounters back and forth from the hiring manager. So ensure that the hiring manager is clear on the role title,responsibilities and skill set before posting the job. 

Improve Candidate Experience: This should be every recruiters second priority as this impacts the entire recruitment process. A study found that 56% of candidates who felt they had a positive hiring process experience said they would seek employment with the company again in the future, 37% would tell others to apply there, and 23% would be more likely to purchase products or services from that company. With such statistics Recruiters should be working to improve their Candidate experience throughout the recruitment life cycle.

Some recommendations to improve your candidate experience include: 

Automate Candidate Feedback: Recruiters should ensure that they get back to candidates at each stage. The easiest way to do this is to Automate Candidate feedback through your ATS. 

Set Clear Timelines off your Recruitment Drive: There is nothing as bad as candidates not knowing the timelines of a recruitment drive. Have a close date to your open job, communicate once the position is filled etc.

Reduce Hiring Bias: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion should be Every recruiters Top 3 Priorities.Recruiters should ensure that their Recruitment processes are geared towards reducing bias and promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: 

At Piposoft the 3 priorities are engraved in our recruitment process and we work with our clients to ensure excellence in all the 3 areas. 

Contact us to learn more about our Recruitment services and how we can partner with your organization. 

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