- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On August 22, 2017
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Identifying Quality Candidates
As you begin the process of recruiting for a particular position, the ultimate goal is to find the right person for the job. However, there is more to doing so than simply setting this goal and hoping for the best. If you don’t know how to identify quality candidates, can you truly expect to hire the person who is best suited for the position?
Asking every applicant the same questions, in the same way, is one of the most efficient ways to identify the most qualified candidates, which is exactly what VidCruiter does. There are many additional things you can do to sift through resumes and target the best candidates. Here are some ideas to consider:
1. Filtering Questions
The use of screening questions will help narrow down your applicant pool to qualified candidates. Filtering questions will automatically remove applicants that do not meet minimum job requirements, such as legal age or certification level. When combined with email automation, you don’t have to waste any time with unqualified applicants, allowing you to dedicate your time to qualified candidates.
2. Applicant Testing
Certain jobs require a certain set of skills. Applicant testing is a great way to identify which applicants are proficient in a particular area. Our system has common tests already set up that assess the applicant’s skill level on things like language proficiency, typing speed or transcribing ability. If an applicant does not do well on a particular test, then you no longer have to waste any more time on that applicant and can move on to candidates that possess the skills you are looking for.
3. Video interviewing
Let’s face it, you can only learn so much about an applicant by reviewing his or her resume. At some point, you need to interview the person to get a better idea of what they have to offer. This is where video interviewing comes into play. It allows you to connect personally, without wasting any time or resources. Since interviews are recorded through VidCruiter, if there was a question that needed to be answered a certain way, you can review the applicant’s response to that question first. If it doesn’t meet your expectations, then you can move on to the next candidate immediately.
4. Use a rating system
You should never interview candidates without having a rating system in place. With VidCruiter, you can rate every candidate on the same system using the same criteria. This allows for an unbiased method of comparing applicants. Our software automatically ranks each candidate according to the input scores, and you can instantly see which applicants have the highest overall rankings.
If you have struggled to identify quality candidates in the past, these four ideas should offer some insight that will help turn things around in the near future.