- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On December 19, 2014
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As a company, big or small, you know just how important it is to hire the right employee for the right position.
A growing number of companies are turning to the power of video recruiting, as it allows them to save both time and money on the recruiting and hiring process. While this alone may be enough to get you excited, there are other benefits of using a service, such as VidCruiter, that you need to be aware of.
In this piece, we are going to take a closer look at the benefits of filtering and testing applicants. You may soon look back at the way you have done things in the past and wonder why you waited so long to make a change.
Below are some of the many benefits of testing and filtering applicants:
- Allows the recruitment team to avoid wasting time with unqualified applicants.
- Makes it easy to dedicate more time to the assessment of your qualified candidates.
- Companies improve their chance of hiring top quality talent.
What are filtering questions? In short, these are questions you ask to kick out applicants who do not meet certain job requirements.
Examples of filtering questions include:
- Are you eligible to work in a particular country?
- What is your highest level of education completed?
- Do you have a particular type of certification?
If a person “passes” all the filtering questions, you can proceed with reviewing the rest of their application. If an applicant “fails” the eligibility questions, the system can automatically eliminate them from the applicant pool without you having to waste any time reviewing their application.
A Great Example
One of our clients received more than 6,000 applicants for a single position. Through the use of filtering, they were able to clear out approximately 1,200 applicants who did not meet the eligibility criteria. The system filtered out the ineligible applicants allowing the recruitment team to solely spend their time assessing eligible applicants.
What about Testing?
In addition to filtering, you can implement the use of tests to further reduce your candidate pool. Applicant testing allows you to identify if candidates possess a required set of skills. Candidates can also be scored using weighted questions. The ability to sort and rank applicants based on their scores allows recruiters to easily pinpoint the leading candidates.
One of the major reasons the recruitment process can drag on for weeks (or longer) is the fact your team wastes a significant amount of time reviewing ineligible or unqualified applicants. A lengthy recruitment process carries higher costs that can have a big impact on your company’s bottom line. Filtering and testing can drastically increase the efficiency of your recruitment process.