The economy is steadily growing today, especially in the areas of business, health, and retail. This means if you’re an executive recruiter in Toronto your work life is busier than before since with every new job you must sort through hundreds, if not thousands, of applicants. Unfortunately, it also means the process that was successful in the past is no longer working. There’s good news though, the following three recruitment hacks will help you stay ahead of the process.
Use your email smarter. Although you probably already have a pre-drafted set of emails that you send out to applicants, Outlook makes it difficult to create such a template. As such, it’s really easy to forward your last email without changing the subject line, even when copying and pasting from a separate document. Instead, use the signature function to save your blanket emails in various signatures, then simply insert them into the body of your email whenever you need them, thus saving you the time it would take to draft a new email.
Close the loop so you can eliminate the back and forth of scheduling interview times or finding the people in upper management who can make the final decisions. The best way to do this is to create a virtual scheduler that allows applicants to choose an interview time from a predetermined set of times. You can also do something very similar wit team members so they can share their opinions with you. Simply create a quick email rubric that allows reviewers to accept or deny a candidate with a simple click of their mouse. Make sure to link this back to an Excel document so you can take a quick look at the responses. You can also do this for a candidate themselves. By creating a set of rubrics you can measure how well a candidate matches your job description. This is really helpful when various managers are in on the decision making process.
Make sure you’re posting the right job description. As a Toronto executive recruiter you probably think this is a given, but oftentimes you’ll overlook reviewing a job description with the hiring managers and other team members who are involved because of how busy you are. Nonetheless, this is really important because you want to make sure that you’re spending your time talking to the best candidates so you don’t waste your time hiring people who you need to train. With this in mind, you never want to post a job without taking the time to review the job description with the appropriate internal parties. In doing so, make sure you look over the key skills and experiences that you “must have” for a candidate. While this takes some additional effort, this pales in comparison to the amount of time you’ll waste reviewing resumes of people who are ill-equipped for the job.
Don’t allow your job being a Toronto executive recruiter to turn into a whirlwind. Take the proverbial bull by its horns so you can cut down on your workload while at the same time increasing your productivity. The aforementioned tips are simple, but they can make a huge difference in your daily work life.