Last week I wrote about the importance of creating a positive experience for your job applicants. Even with the best intentions, however, today’s pressure to fill construction positions quickly can cause your recruiters to miss critical steps. And that can not only threaten your business reputation with applicants but can also lead to a bad hire.
According to a 2012 CareerBuilder survey, 42 percent of employers in the United States have made bad hiring decisions. These bad hires not only waste precious company time, but they can also cause a huge financial loss within the business. In fact, respondents to the CareerBuilder survey reported that they lost an average of $25,000 in 2012 because they selected the wrong candidate for the job.
To ensure a smooth hiring process for all involved, companies are automating the recruiting process. This allows them to focus on getting the right candidate in the door, while leaving a good impression with everyone who applied. For example, recruiting software can help you:
- Route new job positions for approval.
- Set up an online application and career page accessible through and branded for your corporate website.
- Automatically post all open positions to your company’s career page as well as upload openings to leading online job boards like Monster.com® and Careerbuilder.com®.
- Send automated email responses to communicate with applicants throughout the hiring process.
- Store and easily locate resumes to identify appropriate candidates when needed.
- Simplify interview scheduling.
- Enable current employees to update their own resume information and refer others for jobs.
Recruiting is tougher than it’s ever been. Finding ways to manage and communicate effectively throughout the hiring process will help you staff smarter.