It is becoming increasingly important to be able to modify and flex recruitment practices at a time where candidates and resources are scarce in some sectors.
In contrast, other industries have the flexibility to offer and share resources to safeguard their workforce. In this insight, we look at practical ways to get on track with changing recruitment requirements.
8 practical ways to adapt
Review and modify your application process based on current conditions. You may require temporary workers or volunteers, or to speed up the application process in general. Enlist the help of your ATS/e-CRM provider to help you to do this quickly and efficiently.
Fast track your candidates based on skills identified in their CV and/or application. CV parsing eases the administrative burden, and once in your database, candidates can be managed against a hierarchy of desired skills and matched to vacancies when you need to. This becomes hugely helpful when adapting to changing vacancy requirements and required skills.
Review your vacancies and check the critical skills required are still relevant.
Communication is key. Act promptly to advise your candidates about any short-term changes to your recruitment plans.
Now is the time to check the health of your talent pipeline. When was the last time you reviewed your talent pool, checked to see when candidates were last active or contacted them?
Nurture candidates. Even if a candidate doesn’t match for a current role, they can still be nurtured as they may well be someone you want to keep tabs on for future roles as requirements over the coming months evolve. Timely and relevant correspondence by their preferred method is a proactive approach to maintaining the engagement.
Make changes to your career site/website. It might be a temporary banner about the immediate requirements you have – or even the recruitment process changes and what candidates can expect.
Is your recruitment automation up to speed to deliver a consistent candidate experience? Some industries are under immense pressure to hire quickly. Ensure you collect the candidate information you need as part of the application process and get people placed in a timely and efficient way. Check with your e-recruitment provider how best to connect your recruitment technology for improved efficiency.
By reviewing these ways to adapt and implementing changes now, it could contribute to a faster recovery.
Here are some useful resources to help you along the way.