How to Hire Top Candidates With Other Job Offers
Tips for Winning the Best Candidates
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 they have multiple job offers.
Here are some tactics to help you close ideal candidates:
Understand Your Candidates
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. However, it’s also important to take the time to understand what they are looking to get out of the role. Where do they want to take their career? By knowing what a candidates wants at the onset, you can adjust your job offer to provide them with what they’re looking for.
Hire Top Candidates by Shortening 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 Great Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
It’s also important to make the process as easy for both the candidate and the employer as well. Utilizing technology can ease the hiring process from the point of the initial job posting. Job candidates will expect this. Therefore, by resisting new technology, you could lose some of your best candidates.
Using a strong 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.
Set the tone from the moment you post the job with a user-friendly ATS. My HRConcierge offers an ATS called MyHIRE. MyHIRE allows candidates to use their computer or mobile device to apply and continue the hiring process on their device.
Run a Background Check on Your Candidate
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.
Use MyHRConcierge to Streamline Your Hiring Process
Hiring effectively is about helping the candidate clearly see which path is right for them. By using products like the MyHIRE applicant tracking system and MyHRScreens candidate screening services, you create an easy application and hiring journey by removing obstacles for the candidate.