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Stop Just Talking About It—Start Delivering! Why Candidate Experience Really Matters

It’s not an earth-shattering revelation that the amount of experience a candidate has is important. Everyone knows that. Everyone knows that if you want to grow your company, you need to hire talent that is qualified and experience. So, why don’t we take the steps to make that hiring process more efficient and successful?

The first bottleneck is typically the fact that it’s really easy to talk about it and dream about it, it’s a lot harder to create an actionable plan to make it happen. Let’s take a look at a few steps you can start taking right now to make that dream a reality.

1. What is your current process? Are you actively recruiting or just posting openings on job boards and hoping for the best? If you want to find qualified candidates who have the experience you need, you need to get serious about how you find them and convince them to come work for you. If you’re doing it all on your own and not having good results, it’s definitely time to think about working with a recruiter.

2. Start creating interview questions that focus more on discovery. It’s very easy to fall into the trap of using the same interview questions over and over. The problem is, if you’re not asking the right questions, you’re wasting everyone’s time. Come up with questions that are designed to get candidates talking and revealing more of their experience. If you don’t have the right questions, you’ll never get the right answers.

3. Try the process out yourself. How long has it been since you last applied for a job with your company? How about testing out your competitor’s processes? You can learn a lot about what you’re doing right and wrong, and get some inspiration to change how you do things.

4. Start looking in different venues. Do you currently have a plan to source candidates online? If not, it’s time to start. Many services like LinkedIn offer the ability to search by experience which will save you a great deal of time.
Now that you have a plan of action, it’s time to put it to use! Don’t forget, if you don’t have the time or resources to do your own candidate sourcing, a qualified recruiting firm can make your life a lot easier and improve your overall hiring results.

Need to talk to someone about improving your hiring process and finding the candidates who have the experience you need? Contact the experts at Solopoint Solutions today!