Latest Unique HR Recruitment Techniques

By Marianne Chrisos - Published on March 4, 2019
HR Recruitment Techniques

Recruitment is an important part of any business strategy. The talent marketplace is growing increasingly competitive and more candidates are finding themselves fielding multiple offers, so it’s important for your business to distinguish itself from the beginning of the recruitment process. Modern recruitment techniques have helped simplify the process for HR and make it easier to source talent, but in addition to helping you find talent, it’s important that your methods also make the candidate experience easier and positive.

Attract the best talent  with these HR recruitment techniques

Improve your recruitment with a modern HR strategy. Here are some newer, more unique recruitment ideas for your business to consider.

1. Chatbots

Chatbots can actually help make the recruitment process easier for employers and candidates alike. Many businesses have begun implementing chatbot technology to help answer customer questions and address client issues, but what about the candidate experience? Chatbots can help job candidates find out what’s necessary for submitting their application, answer questions about the company, and enable candidates to feel actively involved in the process, rather than just passively sending a resume to a faceless business. Chatbots can also help improve the experience for hiring managers, with AI analytics that helps screen resumes and chat logs for the best candidate matches. This makes finding the best talent to bring in for an interview that much easier.

2. Employee referrals

Employees can be your best recruiters. While the idea of employees helping to bring in the talent it’s a new idea, how employees are enabled to do this has changed. Many marketing teams will now work with their HR groups to craft language that current employees can use on their social media channels to drive interest. Many businesses will also pay a referral bonus to employees that can refer new hire that stays on for the long-term.

3. Talent rediscovery

If you’re using ATS in your hiring, you likely have a database of past resumes and applications. While most rejection emails assure candidates that their application will remain on file for 12 months and they’ll be alerted if a more suitable job match is found, not enough businesses are utilizing this data source. This is passive information that you don’t have to go out and solicit and may glean truly quality candidates. It also makes your company look honest and invested when you reach back out to candidates and say there’s a new role they might be a good fit for.

4. VR tours

Showing off your space can be an effective HR recruitment technique. VR tours are part of how you brand your business as a great place to work. Some businesses might list out the perks of the workspace, but you show them. This can inspire more quality candidates and also give them an idea of what to expect from the onset, which can be a very valuable part of the overall employee experience.

5. Video interviews

Use technology to save time and keep the HR process moving, while also increasing your candidate reach. Video interviews allow you to effectively screen candidates before moving on to in-person meetings. Because a video interview is one more step in a process for candidates, it can weed out those who are unmotivated or truly uninterested.

Using the right HR recruitment techniques is important for your business in order to secure the best talent. While many HR teams will need to continue to use many traditional recruitment techniques – such as writing a good job description and using talent networks to spread the word – it’s important to also include modern methods in order to have the best chance at finding the right fit. Perfect hires might not exist, but you can definitely find the best possible match by being creative in developing a dynamic approach to recruitment.

Marianne Chrisos

Marianne Chrisos | Born in Salem, Massachusetts, growing up outside of Chicago, Illinois, and currently living near Dallas, Texas, Marianne is a content writer at a company near Dallas and contributing writer around the internet. She earned her master's degree in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University in Chicago and has worked in publishing, advertising, digital marketing, and content strategy.

Marianne Chrisos

Marianne Chrisos | Born in Salem, Massachusetts, growing up outside of Chicago, Illinois, and currently living near Dallas, Texas, Marianne is a content writer at a c...

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