Workforce Management | Oct 15, 2020

Closing Candidates Who Have Other Job Offers

Closing Candidates Who Have Other Job Offers

Don’t Lose the Best Candidate To Your Hiring Process

Hiring can be a time-consuming, costly, and stressful process. Just when you think you’ve found the perfect candidate, you may be faced with the harsh reality that the candidate has multiple job offers. The hiring process involves getting to know as much as possible about a candidate in a short period of time. It’s important to know the candidate professionally, but also take the time to understand what the candidate is looking to get out of the role and where they want to take their career. By knowing this upfront, you can adjust your job offer to provide them with what they’re looking for. It’s also important to make the process as easy for both the candidate and the employer as well. Utilizing technology as part of the process can ease the hiring process from the point of the initial job posting. Job candidates will expect this therefore resisting technology could cause you to lose the best candidate. Using a strong Application Tracking System (ATS) is an easy way to achieve this for everything from completing the job application on a smartphone with a QR code to the uploading of important documents all from the device. This becomes an easy way to track progress for everyone and can end frustration for both the employer and job candidate.

Tips For Hiring The Best Candidate

Here are some tactics to help you close ideal candidates:

  • Shorten the hiring process—A prolonged hiring process can hurt your chances of closing candidates. The longer a candidate waits to hear from you, the more time the candidate has to explore other options. There are often many employees involved in the hiring process, so consider ways to make the process more efficient from the very beginning.
  • Use a good Applicant Tracking System (ATS) —Set the tone from the moment you post the job with a user-friendly ATS, such as MyHIRE, that allows the candidate to use their computer or mobile device to not only apply but to continue the hiring process on their device.
  • Know who you are hiring. Prepare to run background screening on your candidate —  Screening employees reduces the chance for a poor hiring choice becoming a liability. Screening can decrease the risk of hiring an unreliable employee, reduce turnover, and help to maintain safety in the workplace. Using a quality background check company such as MyHRScreens will not only protect your company but also help create a safe work environment.

In summary, hiring effectively is about helping the candidate clearly see which path is right for them, and removing obstacles for an easy application and hiring journey. To learn more about MyHIRE applicant tracking system, MyHRScreens, or any other questions regarding HR in general, contact MyHRConcierge at 1-855-538-6947 ext.108 or email ccooley@myhrconcierge.com today.

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