Every year, employers make the expensive decision to put hiring on hold until
the new year. But what they don’t realize is that the end of the year is when
some of the best candidates are ramping up their search. You can use this to
your advantage. You just need to recognize that truly motivated candidates are
still pounding the pavement.
With their own workplaces slowing down for the year, candidates have fewer
deadlines and more vacation time. So they can start exploring what jobs might be
Here are three ways you can spruce up your holiday candidate search and grab
some great candidates:
1. Get Resumes Out of Your Inbox – If you still have that email address that
you use to collect resumes and candidate information, this is the time to get
rid of it. Out with the old and in with the new for 2014! Invest in web-based
hiring software that lets you streamline the process of hiring – from the moment
candidates upload their resume through interviewing, background checks and the
job offer. You’ll be able to fly through new applicants, share resumes with team
members, and easily get back to applicants on their status (schedule an
interview, send a “thanks but no thanks” note and more). Investing in web-based
hiring software will help save time and money – and ensure you are ready to move
fast on hiring decisions in the coming year.
2. Conduct Pre-Screening and Informational Interviews – You know that nagging
feeling in the back of your mind? The one telling you to get in touch with that
great candidate for the job you want to fill in January or you just might lose
her? One way to get rid of that feeling is to make sure she stays interested. Go
ahead – schedule a
video or phone interview with her. It can be a short, 20-minute
pre-screening, or even just an informational interview where you learn a little
bit about her – and you get a chance to highlight some great things about your
3. Give Your Careers Page a Refresh – Does your careers page look like it
hasn’t been updated since 2004? Or, maybe you don’t even have a careers page on
your website. Most candidates form their first impressions of your company when
they see your careers page. Take some time to give it a fresh coat of paint
during this festive time of year. It should be informative and engaging – but
keep the text short. Using bullets, infographics and photos help candidates
create an image of your organization. Be sure to integrate your careers page
with your hiring software so it’s easy for candidates to apply for jobs.
There you have it – three simple ways to keep great candidates coming in
through the holiday season and beyond.
Originally Posted On: blog.rivs.com By: Britni Salazar
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