Improve skill testing
Many companies require a certain element of skill testing at some point in the recruiting process. Instead of onsite skills assessments, send applicants a test to complete online by a specified date and time. This allows you to go through the results on your own schedule. You could also rank each section, giving them a mark at the end, and filter candidates out that don't hit a certain benchmark.
If you are in a more practical industry, you might opt to use augmented reality software to test their experience, or survey them to assess their basic knowledge level on various topics.
Use your network
When it comes to finding the right candidate, your network can be worth its weight in gold.
Having a candidate that someone in your network can personally recommend significantly boosts their chance of success. It’s important to interview a variety of candidates, but direct recommendations can be an impactful way to reduce the amount of time you spend on hiring.
Focus your efforts
Whether you are advertising on social media or online recruiting pages, it's wise to limit your options.
It’s common to use online job boards to find talent, because it’s a great way to find individuals with the exact skills you’re looking for. You can use keywords to filter through candidates and identify those you’d like to interview.
Pass it on
Once you have a hiring process that works for your company, make sure you train others in the basic principles and best practices. This means that you don't have to rely on only 1-2 team members to interview new candidates.
Instead, you'll have a team of people who can interview and recommend people for open roles. For large companies, it's a good idea to have representatives from each department who have experience in the company and know what your core values are. This gives you a better chance of finding someone that has the skills you really need who will also be a great culture fit.
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