3 ways that can help you decrease your time-to-hire

Asking existing employees to recommend candidates can cut down your time-to-hire as you can get in touch with reliable and qualified people.

Recruiters are always on the lookout for different tactics that can actually help them recruit quality candidates in minimal time.

Qualified candidates are always in demand and there are chances that some other company will hire them before you do. High-quality candidates are off the market within 10 days, so you need to speed up your recruitment procedure.

Hiring faster does not mean that you abandon your hiring process. But you do need to make it quicker. Let’s take a look at some of the best tips that can help you minimize your time-to-hire.

Deliver a positive candidate experience

Delivering a positive candidate experience is an essential part of a good recruitment process.

You should respond to every application you receive for your open jobs. If you find a candidate qualified for a certain position, schedule an interview with them as soon as possible. Make sure that you are available at the scheduled time as most candidates don’t like to wait for too long.

Treating your candidates right can help you boost the reputation of your company and entice more people to apply for vacancies in your company.

Build a good reputation

Job seekers always seek out the best opportunity for themselves. A majority of candidates will visit your website and 66% of candidates want to hear from existing employees about your company before they apply for jobs.

You should stay informed about your employees’ needs and deliver a good work experience to them. Satisfied employees are more likely to say good things about your company.

Job seekers obviously want to work for companies that have a good reputation and a healthy work culture. Building a good reputation can help you attract potential job seekers and make them want to be a part of your company.

Leverage an employee referral system

You can easily ask your existing employees to recommend suitable candidates for vacant positions. This can be a great strategy to cut down your time-to-hire as you can get in touch with reliable and qualified candidates for your open jobs.

You can offer rewards like incentives to your employees if their referrals get hired. This will encourage and motivate your existing employees to refer more candidates in the future.

If you want to get some more ideas on how to hire candidates quickly, check out the infographic below:

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Alex Miles is a PR specialist for Candidate Rewards & TotalRewards Software which is a unique candidate experience software that enables companies to communicate the true value of their offer to candidates. She helps brands reach wider audiences and build good reputations with well-nurtured, cooperative relationships.