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With an applicant tracking system, you shall have your work cut out for you.

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Just as jobseekers find it time consuming to search for jobs, employers too, find it hard to hire the right talent. Reason being; not all job openings are the same. There are two markets to consider; applicant market and recruiter market.

Technical jobs fall under the applicant market, as they tend to have more openings as compared to the number of qualified persons. Most professional jobs fall under the recruiter market, which tend to have more applicants than there are openings. Separating quality applicants from all the others is a long and tedious process - anyone with a background in recruiting will agree. 

Here is how you can streamline your hiring process and get the best candidates:- 

1. Consider employing an applicant tracking system

On average, a single job opening attracts at least a hundred applicants. It is a no brainer that screening through each and every application is time consuming, redundant and in some cases, boring.

With an applicant tracking system, you shall have your work cut out for you. The system streamlines the recruitment process by creating uniform profiles for each candidate. You therefore only need a few minutes to scan through a large pile of applications. Additionally, the applicant tracking system aids in eliminating candidates that do not meet the required qualifications, which in turn, automates the shortlisting process.

2. Eliminate any hoops and bottlenecks

At times, the human resource finds it hard to set up one-on-one interviews with shortlisted candidates. Experts in different departments have to find time away from their daily responsibilities to conduct interviews. Single interviewers tend to ask the same questions over and over again which is also time consuming. Instead, save time by setting a single day where a panel of interviewers from the relevant fields collectively interview the shortlisted candidates.

3. Highlight the skills needed, not the candidate

It is quite difficult to find an applicant that meets all the required qualifications. Therefore, forego highlighting the ideal candidate and instead, highlight the specific skills required for the job. Unqualified candidates tend to squirm from applying for jobs they don’t have the technical skills to perform. In ripple effect, you are left with a smaller number of applicants to review.

4. Outsource recruitment services

Recruitment and talent management companies such as Fuzu take the responsibility of hiring from you. They perform the shortlisting and vetting for you, and only send the crème de la crème for interviews. You therefore only need to take the responsibility of interviewing, which saves you time and resources.

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