When you have an open position in your company, do you find that it takes far too long to fill? Do you struggle to get through the recruitment process, or even end up hiring the wrong candidate? Many recruiters find that it can take an average of 29 days to fill an open position, and others find that it ranges even higher. If these issues sound familiar, it’s time to update your recruiting process for a new generation of candidates.
Take a Close Look at Your Requirements
Many candidates find that the lists of requirements for a job grows longer with every passing year. They’ve learned that if they don’t have the right certifications and skills, it might not even be worth applying to an open position, so they move on to the next listing. Keep in mind that it’s easier to train people in job-specific skills than it is to find an individual who is a good fit for your company as a whole. Consider reducing the requirements for your open job in order to entice a broader pool of candidates.
Talk to the Team
Your hiring team likely isn’t the same team that your new recruit will be working with every day. That team is the group of personalities who most need to fit in with the new hire, and that means they should have some say in the hiring process. Bring in the team as part of the interview process in order to ensure that you get a great fit.
Use a Recruitment Agency
Taking the time to match every new position with the perfect candidates can be time-consuming and frustrating. By using a recruitment agency, you gain access to a great pool of candidates who are searching for jobs like the ones you have available. If you’ve found that you struggle with the process of finding qualified candidates, using a recruitment agency will substantially streamline the process.
NextGen is the brainchild of longtime telecom professionals with nearly 50 years of experience and millions of dollars in Telecom Recruiting Services. We focus on establishing long term relationships with our clients and candidates so we can recruit the best and the brightest in the telecom industry. This ‘quality over quantity’ approach is at the heart of everything we do and has resulted in successful job placements at Fortune 1000 firms worldwide.