- July 15, 2015
- in Business Insights, Global Voice, Industry News, Insights, Mobility, Unified Communications
How to Optimize Your Hiring Process
Job hunting can be a scary time for recent graduates. There aren't many open positions available and many of them probably require experience. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, nearly 2 million millennials are fighting for the same jobs. That can cause stress for both employers and potential workers. However, by implementing a unified communications system, businesses can simplify the entire hiring process.
Streamline ApplicantsWhen you're trying to fill positions, you're going to receive countless job applications - approximately 250 for each posting, according to Inc. magazine. When you have to narrow that pool down to five, you're going to use up a lot of time and effort looking through resumes. However, with business intelligence software, such as the one included in ThinkingPhones UC solutions, you can eliminate the ones that aren't qualified. You'll be able to sort through electronic applications with ease. Queries and analytics help narrow down the applicants to ones you'll be more likely to hire. This will show you patterns and give you the important details, Simplicant explained.
Mobilize the ProcessMillennials live on the Internet. This means they're not only using the Web to connect with their peers, they're using online services to do research and search for job openings. Approximately 45 percent of job seekers use their cellphones to search for jobs at least once per day, Inc. explained. You need to give into mobile convergence. Everything you post online - from blog posts to job postings - should be mobile friendly, The Undercover Recruiter recommended. It's unlikely that graduates are sitting at computers filling out applications. They're on the go and scrolling through job boards on their smartphones. Simplify the content, send email, and post on social media to reach the younger crowds. It will show them that you're innovative and knowledgeable with current technology and trends.
Interview in StyleThink about how exhausting it is to do interviews. You may start with a phone call. If they make it through that, you'll call them, pick times and dates, and give directions. This means you'll have to set aside time to talk to them in person, which can be more difficult to do than a phone conversation. With video conferencing, you can combine everything into one. You'll be able to have a face-to-face interview without even having them come into the office. This cuts down on wasted time and allows you to determine whether they'd fit into the company right from the start, The Undercover Recruiter explained.
Search Near and FarIf your business only has one location, you may be limited to hiring people who live in the area. It doesn't make sense to look at people who live in different states or countries. If you decide someone is qualified and you want to offer the position to him or her, you better make sure he or she is willing to relocate. If not, you're going to have to start the process all over again. With UC solutions, on the other hand, you can hire people from all over the world, according to Simplicant. Only their qualifications will matter. A cloud service, VoIP, conferencing software, and presence allow for the same amount of contact, collaborating, and monitoring as having the person on-site. Flexibility will attract more applicants - many of whom may be more qualified than local job seekers.
Filling positions at a company can be a difficult process for both job hunters and employers. When they aren't on the same page regarding technology and innovation, they are going to see some issues. However, UC can help businesses find the most qualified applicants in the best way possible without location being an issue. When you have the right person for the job, you won't have to worry about finding someone else or falling productivity.