Top 5 Recruiting Challenges to Overcome in 2016

Whether you need to fill a position by a certain deadline, are not attracting the right type of candidates for specific positions or experience difficulty in moving candidates through the pre-hiring process, you will discover the many benefits of implementing an end-to-end platform solution. These types of issues require recruiters and HR professionals in every type of industry to implement new solutions and strategies to improve the entire process––from sourcing to placing, and even beyond that. If you missed our webinar revealing the solutions to the top five challenges in recruiting, here’s a quick overview of the common challenges and how an end-to-end cloud platform can solve each problem.

Challenge 1: Need to Hire Quickly

Problem: The need to fill multiple positions faster, data entry and competition
Solution: Examine cloud-based tools to help automate and manage the volume at a quicker pace

Recruiters need to make a quick hire as soon as a position is available. The competition is heating up and while there is great talent out there, companies are looking to hire multiple positions at once and need the right support to not only fill them quickly but ensure candidates match the criteria as a long-term hire. With a cloud-based candidate relationship management tool, automate and manage your candidates from end to end––starting with sourcing and quickly pushing them through each stage of the process more quickly and efficiently. Utilize social media and job broadcasting functionalities to promote positions through multiple channels and then manage the responses down to every detail.

Challenge 2: Not Enough Resources

Problem: Not enough resources to work with
Solution: Connect to various platforms directly

One benefit to using a recruitment tool is reducing costs by eliminating unnecessary and enduring manual work. No need to hire more resources to manage the workload. Invest in a talent management tool to keep information and processes centralized, in addition to the built-in or integrated features that would otherwise be outsourced from a third-party, to support everything from end to end without juggling between multiple systems which cause extensive manual work and added costs.

Challenge 3: Unable to Find the Perfect Candidate for a Position

Problem: Not receiving candidates with strong backgrounds or skill sets
Solution: Open to train and educate, not just hire to fill

HR professionals need to get out of the mindset of hiring for a position rather than assembling superstar talent. Be open to training and educating talented workers so they can acquire the needed skills to adapt to change.

Challenge 4: Understanding and Using Analytics Effectively

Problem: Not receiving candidates with strong backgrounds or skill sets
Solution: Collect various data points in one system

One of the many added benefits to using a talent management tool, such as one built on Salesforce, not only helps you streamline processes but can take the data that’s pulled in the system. It is common to have multiple locations to extract the data from, but the right solution is to centralize data in one place in order to analyze the information effectively.

Challenge 5: Finding Workers to Fit Company Culture

Problem: Find candidate who can work as a team
Solution: Properly educate and position the company culture to attract candidates who embody those same core values

For long-term hire, source the right candidate who not only has the skills to match the position but also aligns well within the company environment and alongside the team. In other words, promote the position and the company culture as a package so job seekers can relate and visualize themselves in that role and that company long-term. A tool that can pick up keywords about a candidate and auto-match and assess them thoroughly will support the search for the right candidate for both the position and company extremely well.

You may find some of these challenges common in your own hiring processes. See how TargetRecruit can help streamline your hiring processes and make the best match for your clients:Sign up for a free, 30-day trial.

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