Even under the best of circumstances, hiring can be challenging. That’s because finding the right job candidate is not easy. That’s especially the case when you’re hiring in a candidates’ market, when applicants and job seekers have the leverage. This is why using a...
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It’s never a good time to have a slow recruitment process and/or a slow hiring process as an employer or organization.
It’s bad during a candidate-driven market, like the one we were experiencing up until recently. And it’s bad during a down market, like the one we’re currently experiencing.
Speed is essential in the recruitment and hiring process . . . always. That’s because speed is how you’re able to find, recruit, and hire the best job candidates in the marketplace. (And remember, just because we’re in the midst of a pandemic and quite possibly a recession does NOT mean that the best candidates have simply disappeared. They’re still out there, waiting for you to find them.)
In today’s environment, your organization’s careers page has to be mobile-friendly in order to attract the talent that you want to hire. Mobile technology and usage has been growing at a steady rate for the last several years (ever since the advent and release of the smartphone), and it has been affecting every area of people’s lives.
We’ve discussed the importance of the candidate experience before, in regards to what a company or organization provides during the hiring process. One of the keys to providing a great experience is quality communication with those candidates.
When you provide a great candidate experience, you enhance your employer brand. When you enhance your employer brand, you move one step closer to becoming an employer of choice. When you become an employer of choice, it becomes easier to successfully recruit and hire top talent in the marketplace.
During the past several years, employer branding has become increasingly important within the employment marketplace, especially for those organizations looking to hire to fill critical positions.
This was especially the case during the recent candidate-driven market. However, since job candidates are no longer driving the market, has employer branding become less important?
In a word, no.
There’s no doubt that small businesses have “taken it on the chin” during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has proven to have dire economic and financial consequences. As a result, it’s more important than ever for small businesses to make wise choices, especially in regards to the money they spend on investments such as talent management software.
While it’s true that some companies have chosen to pause their hiring efforts for the time being, that’s not the case for every employer. There are many that are still in the process of recruiting and hiring top talent for their organization. And even those that have decided to hit the “pause button” still need to manage the talent they already have—in other words, their current employees.
It can be tempting to rush the hiring process in the interest of having a position filled as quickly as possible. However, to make the hiring process truly efficient, which in the end will ensure that it is filled quickly, take the time required to establish an efficient hiring process before you have any openings at all. read more…
Uh oh…it’s time to fill that open position. Time to start the whole hiring process again! We understand that sourcing qualified candidates can be a problem for companies of all sizes. But we also have a few tricks up our sleeves.
Check out our list of six tactics you can use in your recruiting process to source the best candidates for the job.
TAM Co-Founder Edna Nakamoto Discusses Her Process to Find the Ideal Customer
Over the past 5 years, The Applicant Manager has grown into one of the world’s top applicant tracking systems available today. A large part of our success is due to Co-Founder Edna Nakamoto’s dedication and hard work. But, as any business owner can tell you, a client-based company is only as good as the clients themselves. So, how do we recruit the best recruiters?
We could say it starts with TAM’s features — after one demo, most prospects can see we’ve built an applicant tracking system that meets their needs. But it’s rarely that simple. It starts before that, with the initial conversation.
In this interview, Edna details her approach to sales, how she vets the best possible clients, and her thoughts on client relations.
The Applicant Manager Streamlines Hiring Through Partnership With Verified First
In-house screening tools will improve efficiency of hiring process
Verified First, the premier background and drug screening company in North America, announced that their screening tools are available through integration with The Application Manager (TAM), a customizable, cloud-based applicant tracking system. As the premier pre-employment screening provider, Verified First brings a wide variety of background verification services to companies who utilize TAM’s system. The SaaS applications offered by Verified First and TAM are integrated via a patent-pending technology developed by Verified First. read more…