High-Volume Recruiting Strategies: Secrets to Hiring at Scale

Episode 75


Episode Overview

In this episode of the Hire Calling Podcast, learn how to scale your hiring efforts without sacrificing the human touch. Ricky and Pete dive into the fast-paced world of high-volume recruiting, whether it’s building the perfect call center team or ramping up for the season.

They discuss setting clear objectives, leveraging milestones, and balancing efficiency with a candidate experience that feels personal rather than automated. Pete and Ricky share how forward-thinking workforce managers use historical data to predict and adapt to their needs in real time, ensuring you’re always well-prepared. They also discuss the controversial yet effective practice of overhiring, its relevance across various industries, and why it could be the secret ingredient for your organization’s success.

Lastly, they explore the wonders of AI in recruitment while emphasizing the pivotal stages where the human touch remains indispensable. If you’re ready to fine-tune your recruitment process to be both lightning-fast and irresistibly appealing, this conversation is your ideal starting point.

31 minutes

High-Volume Recruiting Strategies

  • Create a Clear Hiring Plan: Develop a comprehensive hiring plan that outlines the roles, skills, and number of hires needed.
  • Utilize Recruitment Marketing: Invest in recruitment marketing to build a strong employer brand. Use social media, job boards, and targeted advertising to reach a wider audience.
  • Leverage Employee Referrals: Encourage current employees to refer suitable candidates. Employee referral programs can be highly effective in high-volume hiring.
  • Implement an Applicant Tracking System: An ATS streamlines the application process, helps manage candidate pipelines, and organizes applicant data for easy access.
  • Pre-screening and Filtering: Use pre-screening questions or assessments to filter out unqualified candidates early in the process, saving time and resources.
  • Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO): Consider partnering with RPO providers who specialize in high-volume hiring to handle certain aspects of the recruitment process.
  • Continuous Talent Pools: Build and maintain a database of potential candidates for future openings, reducing the need to start from scratch each time you have a vacancy.
  • Use AI and Automation: Implement artificial intelligence and automation tools for tasks like resume screening, scheduling interviews, and sending follow-up emails.
  • Use Temporary Staffing Agencies: Partner with staffing agencies to provide contract workers during peak hiring periods.
  • Analytics and Metrics: Use data to track the effectiveness of your high-volume recruitment efforts. Adjust your strategies based on performance metrics.

Additional Resources

Pete Newsome

About Pete Newsome

Pete Newsome is the president of 4 Corner Resources, the nationally acclaimed staffing and recruiting firm he founded in 2005. His mission back then was the same as it is today: to do business in a personal way, while building an organization with boundless opportunities for ingenuity and advancement. When not managing 4 Corner’s growth or spending time with his family of six, you can find Pete sharing his sales and business expertise through public speaking, writing, and as the host of the Hire Calling podcast.

Ricky Baez

About Rick Baez

Efrain “Ricky” Baez Jr. is a published human resources professional specializing in strategically aligning HR competencies to business goals with a down to earth, common sense approach. Ricky is a four- year veteran of the United States Marine Corps and holds a Masters degree in Human Resources (MHR) from Rollins College and an SPHR certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute. Ricky is also a faculty member for the Master of Human Resources program at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.

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