Luckily for those in the staffing industry, reaching talent is constantly being made easier by innovative technology. Many companies are texting to communicate with candidates and schedule interviews. Mobile optimization grants recruiters easy access to quality talent and is convenient for the applicants themselves. More advanced technology, like certain forms of artificial intelligence, utilizes algorithms to automate basic tasks like resume screening and requesting follow-up information. Regardless of your size, make sure your staffing agency is leveraging the right digital tools.
Screening your applicants and verifying their identities is a crucial, but often time-consuming, part of the recruitment process. Vetting talent ensures that your clients hire the people they need to be successful, which in turn grows your business. To protect your brand and deliver a streamlined, quick candidate experience, it’s imperative that you choose a good background screening provider. Experienced providers will deliver accurate information and quick turnaround times. A streamlined, easy process prevents your client from losing out on highly sought-after, quality talent. That provider needs to customize services to fit your needs and take a consultative approach that factors in your individual clients’ risk mitigation standards; you don’t want to have a candidate pass a cursory staffing background check only to fail a client’s more rigorous screening when they become a full-time hire.
Placing talent at the right company
In talent acquisition, your job is understanding which candidates fit at which companies. Not only will the right match please your clients; it will strengthen your brand’s reputation. Your clients recognize and appreciate your company’s ability to comprehend and deliver the credentials, skills, and personalities that work best within their company culture. There are a couple of ways to achieve this: some are investing in data analytic technology to determine which candidates will fit where or technology that assesses candidate fit based on personality tests. Others rely on their staffers’ best judgment. Whichever tactic your company uses, remember to always keep the client’s workplace culture in mind and search for talent that will help it grow. Ultimately, understanding your client’s brand reflects well on your brand.
Follow up with your clients to see how your candidates are working out. Touching base not only makes them feel like their needs are being considered and listened to, but it can also help you see where you’re succeeding or failing. Client feedback offers companies chances to improve upon their weak points and capitalize on their strengths. Ultimately, the relationships you foster with your clients is what will set you apart from your competitors.
Ready to choose a more streamlined candidate experience and help your clients quickly hire sought-after talent? Visit InfoMart’s background screening experts at booth 217 at the 2018 Staffing World Conference.