If you want to reduce the time that it takes to hire, there are a number of steps you can take.
The first one is to gather information. You need to look at how long it takes you to hire currently, how long it takes for job candidates to move from one stage of the process to the next, how your company compares with the competition in the time to hire, and other data.
You also need to have an orderly, systematic hiring process set up to establish consistency. Doing so will also make the process much more efficient and effective.
You need to build up a database of potential job candidates even before you have openings. This way, when an opening does come up, you have a ready made pool of candidates from whom to choose.
Make sure your website career page is as user-friendly as possible. It should look professional and give job candidates a good overall view of your company, its culture, and its operation, along with stories by and about people who work there.
Use an applicant tracking system. This technology will help you to automatically weed out candidates who are clearly not qualified for the job. Another technology that’s useful for accelerating the hiring process is software that evaluates candidates’ skills and abilities.
Work With Opti!
Or you can do something a lot simpler and more cost effective — engage the services of a staffing agency, which can take care of all these tasks for you, and do it more effectively and efficiently, because it’s all they do.
A good staffing agency like Opti, first of all, has a pool of job candidates, both active and passive, that is much larger than any that your company could put together. Opti also does a thorough screening of all job candidates.
We do an in-depth evaluation of all our job candidates, looking not just at job responsibilities in previous positions, but also at what they actually accomplished in those jobs.
We send you a complete background check with each candidate. We explain how their skills and experience match what is required in the job description. We do at least three reference checks for each person to confirm the quality of the candidate.
We conduct any skill assessments that you want. In addition, we also explain why we believe the job candidate would be a good fit for your company and make an impact.
The bottom line is that you get a complete evaluation of a job candidate’s skills, knowledge, experience, values, and personality fit for your company.
All of which saves you time, effort and money.
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If you are looking for quality workers, check with Opti Staffing. We are one of the best staffing agencies in the region. We are one of the top staffing companies in Seattle. We also have a staffing agency in Tacoma, a temp agency in Vancouver, Washington, a staffing agency in Portland, and a staffing agency in Salem, Oregon. Give us a call today.