The UK job market has been candidate led for several years now, due to the growing skills shortages across many sectors, and yet employers still deliver a one way interview process thinking Talent is queuing up to work for them!
Please don't launch into any recruitment process before you invest some real time and thought into how you are going to attract, engage and assess candidates. Candidates have a lot of career options currently and so the way you communicate with them (integral to your Employer Brand) is your opportunity to differentiate yourself from your competition and secure the Talent you seek and who will accelerate the performance of your business.
Be prepared, invest time now and not when you really need to start the recruitment process!
Hiring intentions in the UK have reached a three year high, putting the pressure firmly on HR to ensure a flawless recruitment process. Conducting an effective and positive interview is central to achieving this but, for HR, it isn't as straightforward as it might seem. According to research:- 33% of hiring managers are engaged in the hiring process. 41% are not good interviewers. 42% have had no interview training. 72% of hiring decisions are based on the interview. Candidates who ‘suffer’ at the hands of unprepared and inexperienced hiring managers will vent their frustration online, impacting your employer brand and ability to attract qualified candidates. Here’s our advice. What types of questions should you be asking?