What can companies do to make recruitment easier?
Starting from the beginning, companies should focus on employee retention rather than recruitment. Keeping employees happy will help decrease the need for recruitment altogether and help create a work culture that is unique to your company.
If possible, companies should try to recruit internally as much as possible, especially for higher-level executive roles that are expensive to fill. Not only does internal recruitment give employees something to work towards, but it also helps your company culture as the highest executives understand what it is like working at the lower levels.
However, external recruitment is inevitable. Your company cannot survive on internal recruitment alone.
When recruiting externally, it is most cost-effective to recruit for entry level positions then give employees on-site training. Not only will it help reduce costs of finding executive-level employees, but it will also help overcome the hurdle of not finding sufficient talent.
Additionally, utilise the networks that you already have. Studies are showing that employee referrals are one of the best ways to source new hires. Any employee referral is more likely to qualified, faster to hire, cheaper to hire, and also more likely to stay with the company longer.
Investing in employee referral programs will help reduce the costs and stress of your hiring process. Your current employees will eliminate the endless search by supplying their friends and will receive a benefit in return.
Companies need to think smart and effectively about their hiring practices and cut the parts of the process that are superfluous.
Particularly with the interviewing process, analyse whether your candidate truly needs to formally interview with six different people in addition to online surveys that determine their aptitude, in many ways less might be more in the interviewing process.