Often, the reputation of the organization depends on the people employed there. Indeed, it is the employees who have the power to make or break the organization. It is therefore not an exaggeration to say that recruitment is perhaps the most important HR activity. Once the right people are hired, they will improve the workplace and culture significantly. Here are some tips on improving the recruitment process:
Getting buy-in from all the stakeholders
One way to improve recruitment is to get buy-in from all the stakeholders in the process. It is not just the responsibility of the HR professional to bring in candidates and set up interviews. From senior management to line managers, everyone has to be involved so as to make it a success. Buy-in from senior management and the CEO ensures that everyone takes recruitment seriously. Sometimes, it might even be a good idea to involve
Ensure cultural fit
During recruitment, importance is often given to the work experience and qualifications that candidates have but unfortunately, the question of whether they would be a good cultural fit for the organization is not given credence. This is a wrong approach as cultural fit is an equally if not more important factor in deciding on a new hire. Employees can be trained in skills if they don’t have them; if they don’t fit your culture, the entire recruitment process gets wasted.
Manual HRM is long gone; today, entire business processes are being automated and digitized and HRM is no different. Technology can enhance all aspects of HRM, and recruitment even more so. The recruitment module of the HR software platform includes an applicant tracking system (ATS) and analytics. It also improves communication among the involved parties. The software ensures that the recruitment process is run in an efficient manner.