10 ways to speed up your hiring process

Recruiting processes take time, but there are ways to improve them without sacrificing effectiveness.

Time is your biggest adversary when looking for ideal candidates. Spend too much time searching for candidates, and you may waste valuable time and money.

Therefore, the goal is to find the best-qualified candidate quickly and onboard them easily during the interview process. If not, they may switch jobs.

Recruiting processes take time, but there are ways to improve them without sacrificing effectiveness.

1. Partner with A Food Manufacturing Recruitment Agency

If you don't have enough time to conduct a thorough but quick job interview, then you might want to consider working with someone who has experience conducting these interviews. Recruitment specialists have effective strategies and a wide range of contacts that can help them speed up the recruiting processes as they have a targeted talent pool. 

2. Choose the right job board

Don't post on every available platform because you'll have many unqualified applicants who'll waste your time. Instead, think about choosing niche platforms specialising in helping you find suitable candidates.

3. Give the right message in job ads

Many companies fail to hire the best people because they don't write job descriptions that appeal to the right type of candidate. Make sure you appeal to the right type and quality of job applicant by writing an effective job description.

4. Leverage technology

When possible, use technology to speed up your hiring processes and reduce the time spent manually reviewing resumes. Consider using resume parsing tools, recruiting systems, and job-matching services to improve your ability to recruit qualified candidates faster.

5. Use social media

Be sure to be present on social networks that your target audiences use and post their job openings. Post your job openings on these sites instead of directing people to your career page.

6. Ensure smooth communication

Every employee should know his/her role and responsibilities within an effective recruitment strategy. Keep your candidates informed about the status of their applications.

7. Try pre-screening

Before the hiring phase begins, weed out unqualified candidates by taking an online test and/or conducting a psychological assessment. Otherwise, you might end up hiring people who aren't qualified for the job.

9. Consider using video interviews

You shouldn't expect job candidates to always be available when you schedule an interview. So, if you want to interview video technology, consider setting up a time for them to answer your questions and be prepared to offer flexible interviews

10. Leverage internal hiring

You may not have noticed these people before because they were too far away from you. But now that you're closer, you can see their potential and the possibility for them to grow.

Speed matters regarding the quality of the candidate experience and recruiting the best candidates in the hiring process. Hence, use available technologies and leverage strategies to help you recruit faster.

By Scott Williams

Director & Owner

I’m an independent owner of Food Recruit. Passionate about the Food Manufacturing industry, having spent time as a Supply Chain Manager and Business Development Manager for two of the UK’s largest meat importers.

High Care, Low Care, Chilled and Ambient I have worked across all markets, including B2B, Foodservice, Wholesale and Retail.

I fell into recruitment in 2016 to start a Food & Drink desk in a long-standing Engineering Recruitment business in the West Midlands.

Progressing on to Business Development Manager, covering multiple markets before starting my specialist food manufacturing agency in September 2020, in the middle of the pandemic.

Phone: 01384 470822
Email: hello@food-recruit.com

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