THE HIRING PROCESS FOR EMPLOYERS

ApplicantStack takes care of it all

Without new talent, it is challenging to grow and maintain an innovative environment in a company. However, attracting talented and skilled candidates takes a lot of time and effort.

A comprehensive applicant tracking process benefits the candidate, recruiter and organization. It refers to everything from identifying the staffing need to hiring and onboarding the new employee.

6 step hiring process These six steps may vary company to company depending on the business structure, but whether you require every step or just a few, here's how ApplicantStack will help you.

Job Preparation

Before any information is shared with possible candidates—whether internal or external—the job preparation stage is for info gathering and job description creation.

Collaborating with the hiring manager to discuss the specific requirements for the new position is vital—that includes the required skills, responsibilities, role in the team, personality and capabilities of a suitable candidate.

Based on the information gathered, a job description can be created and readied for launching to the public.

Recruiting

With the job description created, you are ready to start the process of finding the best possible candidate.

Recruiting, or sourcing, is the process finding, posting
and contacting the right candidates for you and your team. For a more general position there are many ways to amplify your job to the widest possible audience, but for a highly specialized position you may be in need of more niche job boards with access to the a specific talent pool.

Whether it is posting to social media and any of the major job boards, or it is access these highly specialized job aggregators, ApplicantStack has 100s of integrations for broadcast your job to the best audience possible.

Talent Screening

This is the time to reduce the number of candidates to a manageable group of between 3-10 people. These candidates can be screened in-person or online. The screening of candidates can take place in a few different ways:

Resume/Application Review

Phone/Video Screening

Qualifying/Knockout Tools

Building qualifying and/or knockout tools into your workflow help ease the amount of manual labor you and your team have to do and eithe weeds out or bumps up applicants based on their responses to any number of questions or tasks.

Candidate Selection

After creating and broadcasting the job, it is now time to arrange interviews, participate in the interview process, send out assignments and provide feedback to candidates.

Hiring team collaboration is paramount in this stage. Creating a structured process and ensure all candidates get the same experience – from the initial invitation and briefing all the way to the order of the questions asked in the interview itself. An interview guide also helps reduce the risk of bias in the interview process.

Creating a structured process and ensure all candidates get the same experience – from the initial invitation and briefing all the way to the order of the questions asked in the interview itself. An interview guide also helps reduce the risk of bias in the interview process.

Hiring

Let’s start with this: the job market today is competitive.

Just because you’ve screened the talent and select the can- didate you think is right for your company does not mean they’ll be ready to accept. You have to be prepared keep in communication, negotiate about salary or benefit options and have a few backup candidates in mind in case your first choice doesn’t work out.

Before offering a job to a candidate, you may choose to per- form a background check and contact their references. You might even look at their social media profiles to ensure they represent their employers well.

With ApplicantStack you have all the communication, task tracking and workflows to put you and your company’s best foot forward.

Onboarding

Interested in 69% of new hires sticking with your company for at least three years?

Bringing a new employee onboard is an exciting time for an organization, whether to fill a newly created position or to replace someone who has moved on. But it also comes with some important steps to ensure a positive experience for the new hire.

Understanding how (and why) onboarding new hires is so important can make or break the employee experience.

Your process can determine whether the individual’s early engagement and productivity levels, as well as whether they choose to stick around.

Make Recruiting and Onboarding Easy

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