- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On April 14, 2015
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A common complaint we often hear when talking to prospective clients is that their existing recruitment process is long and tedious. Typically, we find a number of traditional recruitment practices are the main culprits that drag out the recruitment process and make a low time to hire difficult to achieve. An article from recruiter.com also looked at the some of the biggest time wasters of the hiring process and suggested ways to fix them. Based on our experience and this article we wanted to examine some of the most common ways organizations waste time during the recruitment process and discuss the ways we can help.
Checking an applicant’s references is one of the most time-consuming recruitment practices, especially if you intend on collecting multiple references for each applicant. It often requires multiple phone calls and emails before you can connect with an applicant’s reference. Unless you are using the proper tools, you also have to worry about the time spent capturing and managing the data collected from the references.
With VidCruiter’s online reference checking, the hassles of traditional reference checks disappear. Your applicants will fill out an online form, and the system will automatically send out a customized questionnaire to the references. You no longer have to worry about chasing down references and collecting their information. With VidReferencing, all you have to do is review an easy to read report that will even highlight discrepancies between information provided by the applicant and their reference.
Organizations typically have a candidate complete multiple interviews to allow more members of the recruitment team to interact with them or to verify previously gathered information. The main challenge is that coordinating and scheduling the multiple interviews can really drag out the recruitment process and make a low time to hire difficult to achieve. Multiple interviews can also result in a poor candidate experience as the process can become unnecessarily long and repetitive.
VidCruiter’s video interviewing allows all members of the hiring team to have a near firsthand experience with an applicant, without the hassle of conducting multiple interviews. Asynchronous video interviews require no scheduling and allow both applicants to complete the interview and members of the hiring team to review it at times that are convenient for them. Live video interviews can be recorded and shared with members of the hiring team that were unable to participate directly, enabling them to provide feedback and insights into a candidate. This is especially useful for busy executives and managers that are unable to commit to a full interview but still need to be involved. Recorded interviews also give recruiters and hiring managers the opportunity to review and verify candidate information without having to interview them again.
Traveling to Meet Candidates
If organizations want to find the best candidates, chances are they will need to expand the reach of their recruitment efforts. Unfortunately, an expanded reach means having to interview candidates that can’t easily attend in-person. Having to travel to meet candidates not only significantly increases recruitment costs but can also delay the entire process. Whether you are flying candidates in or having your recruitment team traveling to meet them, the required coordination and travel time will result in a lot of wasted hours. Traveling to meet candidates is especially wasteful if you quickly determine that an applicant is unqualified after committing resources to go and meet them in person.
With VidCruiter’s complete Applicant Hiring System in place, your organization can avoid wasting time and money on travel. There are a number of tools available, such as video interviews, that may make travel completely unnecessary for your organization’s recruitment. Even if your organization requires an in-person meeting to finalize a hire, the platform’s diverse set of screening tools will ensure you only invest the time and resources into meeting a select number of quality candidates. Reducing the amount of travel your recruitment team has to contend will allow you to receive all the benefits of an expanded candidate pool without experiencing the logistical challenges.
If any of these activities remain prevalent in your organization’s recruitment process you may be wasting valuable time and money. Utilizing the right tools can significantly increase the efficiency of your organization’s recruitment process and can improve your bottom line.