The first step of employee recruitment, after the job posting, is resume solicitation and selection. Because it is impossible to go through what may amount to thousands of delivered resumes, the best process is to batch-select those that come in during one week or so or whenever the manageable number accumulate-whether or not resume-scanning software is utilized or whether all resumes are manually reviewed.
It is essential to clearly set qualification standards, .e.g., based on educational and professional qualifications and skills to avoid attracting unsuitable resumes that will merely consume time and energy.
A superficial or rushed interview process can be costly. Hence, multiple interviews may be advisable, including-especially when there are logistical obstacles to in-person interviews-phone, Skype or other formats. A phone interview is helpful to clarify the primary employee requirements, such as salary, working hours, job responsibilities, etc. Each phase of the interview should have clear goals that are integral to the overall process. Where resources allow, interviewing and screening by more than one trusted professional may warrant consideration.
Get Recruiting Help. Find resources, tips, tools, and whitepapers on recruitment topics, for both corporate HR and recruitment agencies. Be a better recruiter through in-depth career advice and management articles.
Get tips on motivating your team of recruiters, both for corporate recruitment teams and agency recruiters. Get daily articles on recruiting best practices from industry professionals and recruiting trainers. Find recruiting training classes and resources.
Master the art of closing deals and making placements. Take our Recruiter Certification Program today. We're SHRM certified. Learn at your own pace during this 12-week program. Access over 20 courses. Great for those who want to break into recruiting, or recruiters who want to further their career.Take Program Today
Career Research Tool
Use our career research tool to find more than just a list of careers - find the right long term career for you. Explore salary trends for each type of profession, read sample job descriptions, and find the professional and educational requirements for specific careers.Use it Now