In the week that saw unemployment figures fall by 51,000 in the three months to April, the headlines mask the real issues that are blighting the recovery of the economy and growth of business. Most these jobs are mainly in the temporary and part-time employment sector and while employees are struggling to find suitable vacancies, employers are having an equally tough time attracting the right people.
Some employers decry the frequently touted skills shortage but other commentators point to cultural fit as equally important when assessing potential candidates. So how does a recruiter attract the right candidates with the skills and values to fit the role?
One solution, developed by online recruitment platform, BeHiring, enables recruiters to target, interview and sift candidates, all through an intuitive web portal.
The beauty of the BeHiring approach is that it integrates all the key components of hiring great candidates; the employer need only to enter the job brief and desired skills, from where the job post will be created and featured on the biggest job boards including Monster, Reed and TotalJobs. In a matter of minutes quality candidates from their chosen audience will be able to apply for the position.
But that’s just the start, how does the recruiter wade through a potential mountain of applications and make the right decisions about a future hire? BeHiring has the answer, through a range of tools such as questionnaires and psychometric testing, candidates can be objectively assessed and scored.
And what about that key cultural fit? While a candidate may look great on paper, surely the only way the employer will know whether they are right for the business is to bring them in for an interview, a process which could involve considerable time and expense? Not necessarily, says BeHiring, which has developed an online video interview system that allows candidate interaction without the logistical headache.
It’s clear that to employers faced with rising recruitment costs and increased skills shortages, and employees disenfranchised by endless job applications that could prove fruitless, there must be a better way. By utilising new technology, there is thankfully a smarter option such as the online recruitment platform offered by BeHiring.