How to Speed Up Your Hiring Process

Episode 73


Episode Overview

Is a prolonged hiring process preventing you from hiring great candidates? In this episode, Pete Newsome and Ricky Baez share tips for speeding up your hiring process. They highlight the delicate balance between practicality and accuracy in hiring. Additionally, they tackle issues like long hiring processes and high hiring costs for companies.

The hosts then discuss how difficult it can be to manage a large number of applications. But thanks to AI, recruiters can sift through resumes more quickly.

Applying to jobs has never been so easy, especially with the one-click apply feature. However, this leads to a lot of applications from unqualified candidates. So, Pete and Ricky propose intriguing questions: Should all applications be considered? Should you raise the entry barrier to ensure only qualified candidates apply?

But hold on, there’s more to uncover! Discover their insights into establishing an efficient hiring process and the significance of transparent communication with candidates. Ghosting isn’t exclusive to dating—it happens in recruitment too. Newsome and Baez explore methods to circumvent this issue and why managing expectations regarding candidate responses is crucial. Tune in for a captivating discussion encompassing hiring strategies, staffing dilemmas, and recruiting intricacies!

42 minutes

Top Tips for How to Speed Up Your Hiring Process

  • Refine Your Job Descriptions: Craft precise and concise job descriptions to attract the right candidates.
  • Tech Integration: Leverage technology like ATS for efficient candidate sourcing and tracking.
  • Internal Process Streamlining: Ensure smooth internal communication and decision-making to expedite hiring.
  • Economic Adaptability: Recognize the impact of economic trends on hiring speed and adjust strategies accordingly.
  • Effective Interviewer Training: Train interviewers to assess candidates objectively and effectively.
  • Employee Referral Program: Implement robust employee referral programs for quality hires and quicker placements.
  • Transparent Candidate Communication: Communicate the hiring process clearly to reduce candidate ghosting.
  • Third-Party Recruiter Consideration: Carefully assess third-party recruiters for compatibility and efficiency.
  • Quality Focus: Prioritize finding the right fit over a rush to fill positions for long-term success.

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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