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Let me take a wild guess, you’re probably at your office desk right now staring blankly at the hundreds of emails from applicants streaming in. As the hiring and recruitment manager in your workplace, you must be wondering where to start and where to finish. This article will walk you through the steps on:
- How to attract not just numerous applicants but those with great potential that’ll compliment and further contribute to the company’s success.
- How best to manage the several job postings that the company published on different websites.
- How to filter through genuine certifications from the counterfeit batch.
- How best to coordinate the lengthy interview process.
Worry no more as the above obstacles involved in hiring a good employee will be discussed and how best to mitigate them revealed.
Attracting Qualified Candidates With Great Potential Against Competitors
Attracting a large number of candidates should not just be your one and only aim, but those with great potential best suited for your company’s needs, well before other competitor companies do. Believe it or not an attractive job salary and a few company benefits will not attract top talent as easily anymore. According to LinkedIn, 75% of job seekers consider an employer’s brand before applying for a job. Thus, one of the most effective ways to attracting qualified candidates with great potential that’ll benefit the company is by building a strong employer and company brand, this could be done by sharing the stories of real employees on the company’s social media pages and website; the goal with this would be to show candidates how your company can help them find their career purpose and grow therefore having the effect of building confidence in them to know that their qualifications and talents are in the right hands.
Managing Job Postings
To maximize on the chances of reaching and potentially hiring the most suitable employees, advertising on several job websites such as Career Associated & LinkedIn do increase the chances of getting your desired candidate. But then how can you keep up and manage all job postings? One of the best and most effective ways is to re-direct all traffic to your company website where candidates can apply, this way they shall be able to know your company and what it is all about, additionally, testimonials from employees could be featured on the website, subsequently leading to increased strong employer brand
Counterfeit Educational Certifications
Counterfeit certifications are not just a local but global phenomenon caused by deteriorating values, and desperation from individuals who want to take shortcuts, the high premium placed on academic qualifications in society is also a contributing factor. In 2015, the New York Times reported on a billion-dollar industry that consisted of 3,300 “diploma mills” which were fake universities and colleges that sold certificates for all levels of certification, worldwide. For hiring and recruiting managers especially, counterfeit certificates are not the only problem as there’s the challenge of genuine certificates from genuine institutions but with falsely presented academic transcripts/final grade or even the classification of the qualification. As a recruiting/hiring manager, filtering out through counterfeit and falsified qualifications is highly important but the verifying of certifications cannot just be done by looking for an official seal. Fortunately, the Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) put forth a mechanism to verify and weed out fake certifications in Kenya, these include the use of vigorous verification systems, by linking higher education institutions to a centralized database where third party queries may be done. The service verifies KSCE, KANEB, TVET level and University level certifications and qualifications. Their systems also check whether an academic institution is accredited by relevant government bodies. Such an organization can be vital in the process of filtering out counterfeit/falsified certifications and qualifications throughout the hiring process for your company, visit their website for more information at http://www.knqa.go.ke
Lengthy Interview Process
According to ERE Medis’s research, top candidates stay available on the job market for 10 days only, imagine that! Robert Half’s research additionally revealed that 57% of job seekers lose interest in a job if the interview and overall hiring process is lengthy.
As a recruitment/hiring manager try to make use of online assessments; these save time and it is at the convenience of both the company and candidate. Online assessments integrated with a system that automatically generates individual analytics from results would help reduce the time that would be spent on interview questions formed to figure out certain details thus, shortening the interview process and saving time for both the candidate and company.