How To Recruit Employees

How To Recruit Employees

The traditional talent acquisition process can be a daunting and time-consuming task for recruiters and hiring managers. From sifting through numerous resumes to conducting endless interviews, it can often feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. There is no guarantee of finding the perfect fit. Ethical AI can streamline the process and ensure that you find the best candidates for your organization. With ThisWay Global’s proprietary platform it is fairly easy to come up with a job posting and find the ideal candidates to bring in for an interview.

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How To Create a Candidate Persona

Before crafting a job posting, a candidate persona can help your organization identify the type of person that they are looking to hire. A candidate persona has the desired skills, qualifications, ambitions, interests, and soft skills required for the position. 

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To create a candidate persona, start by analyzing past successful hires for the same or similar position. Look at the commonalities among the candidates and what traits made them a good fit for the role. Conduct interviews with managers, team members, and stakeholders to gather insights about the job’s responsibilities, expectations, and challenges. Use this information to build a profile of the ideal candidate.

Next, research your target audience. This includes the demographic, psychographic, and behavioral characteristics of the candidate pool. You can gather this data by reviewing resumes, conducting surveys, or analyzing job seeker behavior online.

Once you have a clear picture of your ideal candidate, develop a narrative around their persona. Use this narrative to guide your job posting and recruitment messaging. Highlight the traits, skills, and qualifications that are essential for the role and tailor your message to resonate with your target audience. A candidate persona will help your organization create a job posting, which can help you use ThisWay’s platform to find qualified talent. 

Use the Candidate Persona To Create a Job Posting

Once you have created a detailed candidate persona, it’s time to translate that information into a compelling job posting. The candidate persona serves as a blueprint for crafting your job description and attracting the right candidates. Start by focusing on the key skills and qualifications that the ideal candidate possesses. Clearly outline the essential requirements for the role, such as specific certifications, years of experience, or technical expertise. This will help candidates self-select based on their qualifications.

Next, use the candidate persona to create a narrative around the role. Think about the candidate’s ambitions, interests, and motivations. Highlight how this role aligns with their career goals and the impact they can make in the organization. To make the job posting more engaging, use language that resonates with your target audience. Avoid jargon and complex industry terms that may discourage qualified candidates from applying. Instead, focus on using clear and concise language that clearly communicates the responsibilities and expectations of the role.

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Leverage Past Candidates Who Have Applied for Previous Postings

According to iHire, 49.5% of U.S. employers plan to hire from within or promote current employees to fill roles in 2023. ThisWay Global has two features that let you screen candidates internally. These features are called Reveal and Score.

Reveal lets you access all of your past candidate data and filter it by job title or keyword. This feature helps you find candidates who have applied for similar roles in the past and may be a good fit for your current job posting. Reveal integrates with your existing applicant tracking system and ranks past candidates based on the skills that they have for your current posting. The Score feature allows you to rank your current employees against each other for a specific role based on their qualifications, skills, and experience. You do not need an applicant tracking system to use Score.

 By using both of these features, you can save time and money by avoiding the need to source new candidates and instead leverage the ones you already have in your system. Additionally, promoting from within can boost employee morale and loyalty as they see that their employer values their potential for growth within the company. Ultimately, utilizing past candidate data is a valuable tool in any company’s hiring process.

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Share the Posting With Qualified Individuals

52.17% of applicants find a job and are hired for it through a job board. However, job boards can waste a lot of time during the recruiting and screening process. ThisWay Global has recognized this issue and developed two features to help organizations actively seek out and engage with qualified individuals.

The first feature, Attract, allows organizations to easily share their job postings with individuals who meet the qualifications and requirements. ThisWay’s platform ensures that the job posting reaches the right audience, saving recruiters and hiring managers time and effort. By specifically targeting qualified individuals, organizations can increase the chances of finding the perfect fit for their role.

The second feature, Discover, provides organizations with a pool of diverse applicants based on their skills and qualifications. Recruiters and hiring managers can browse through this pool to find potential candidates who may be a good fit for their job posting. This feature expands the search beyond traditional job boards, giving organizations access to a wider range of talent.

By utilizing these features, organizations can streamline the process of finding and engaging with qualified individuals. ThisWay Global’s platform takes the guesswork out of job postings and allows organizations to focus their efforts on the most promising candidates. With Attract and Discover, organizations can confidently share their job postings and connect with individuals who have the skills and qualifications they are looking for.

Bring in the Right Candidates for the Position

Workforce diversity is a priority for 85% of organizations. ThisWay Global recognizes the importance of attracting diverse, qualified applicants and has implemented features to help organizations achieve this goal. One such feature is the redaction of a candidate’s background information, allowing recruiters to focus solely on their skills and qualifications. This eliminates unconscious biases that may exist in the traditional recruitment process and ensures that all candidates are given equal consideration.

In addition to promoting diversity, ThisWay’s platform also speeds up the talent acquisition process. By utilizing AI algorithms and machine learning, the platform can quickly identify and match the most qualified candidates for a specific position. This eliminates the need for manual screening and allows organizations to bring in the top candidates for the position promptly.

By leveraging ThisWay Global’s technology, organizations can confidently bring in the right candidates for the position, knowing that they have been thoroughly assessed and selected based on their skills and qualifications. This not only improves the overall efficiency of the recruitment process but also increases the likelihood of finding the best fit for the organization. With the ability to attract diverse candidates and expedite the hiring process, ThisWay Global is revolutionizing the way organizations recruit employees and ensuring that the right talent is brought in for the position. Book a demo with ThisWay Global today to see how our platform can improve your talent acquisition process.