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There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to recruiting. Whether you are starting a new business or growing your current business, remember your biggest asset are the people in your team. Get the recruitment process right from the beginning and those pitfalls you hear about may be avoided. Get them wrong, and you may join the queue of disgruntled employers outside the employment lawyer’s office.
Before you advertise the job, ask yourself is your job description up to scratch? Does your job description cover and define role responsibilities and functions clearly? A well-written job description is a pre requisite to a powerful advertisement - both are an integral part of ensuring you attract top candidates. Using a recruitment software system allows you to build a portfolio of winning documents that is safe and sound in one contained area. Any changes that need to be made, can be done swiftly just by logging in.
Like any advertising, you need a stand out headline, informative introduction and body, with a powerful conclusion and call-to-action in tow. Put yourself in the mind-set of those candidates that you wish to attract. What are their likes and dislikes? What do they need? What do they want to know about the role that will cause them to take action and contact you? What does your job advertisement say about you and your brand?
With so many options to choose from when advertising, enlist with the help of our recruitment software that posts to multi online sites including your own. This enables all the correct information to be defined and filtered for easy viewing and selecting. At the click of a button you can assign successful job applications to different members of your team. Less fuss and more ease is the nature of our software so with everyone enjoying easy access and a user-friendly system, the recruitment process becomes a success.
It’s helpful to screen any applicants before the interview. The screening part of the recruitment process allows you to be smart and specific. We’ve all heard about niche market, the screening concept works the same way. By using our screening tool you will attract your niche that is a real masterstroke when it comes to recruitment.
Once screened, it’s time to plan the interview. Using our software you can invite the candidate and any member of your team who needs to attend. It’s a fast-paced process that gets the job of organising interviews done quicker. Remember, you have the ability to send declined emails out by bulk selection using the same text to a large group all at once confidentially.
Have your set of questions all ready to go that lets you dig deeper around skills, expertise and experience. Did your candidate do their own research and look at your company website? At the interview stage, it’s an opportunity for the candidate and interviewers to build rapport. Ask them to give you examples of achievements and initiatives that they may have successfully introduced in their last role. It’s nice for a candidate to be given the opportunity to tell a good story about what they did well.
Now you have selected your top candidate, it’s time to check them out. You will have a list of reference names to contact - it does pay to double check with your preferred candidate that they are comfortable with you checking their referee contact. If everything is as it should be, then it’s time to pick up the phone and make someone’s day!
Have salary, conditions, benefits and entitlements all at the ready.
Making a formal offer by sending an offer of employment letter and contract is a must. Using our recruitment software has already allowed you to store vital information in one portal and this final part of the job is no different. Why not make use of stored templates that can be used more than once?
The recruitment process doesn’t need to be full of double handling and confusion. Using a streamlined recruitment software system such as at QJumpers Que Manager, will allow you to do an effective and efficient job from job description to final placement.
It’s prompt, it’s precise and it delivers top candidates to your door. But alas, the only way to prove the value of our recruitment software is to try it yourself. Our valued customers can’t be wrong!