Hiring new team members is crucial to long-term success, but it can be a tricky process. How many times have you had a position go unstaffed because you couldn’t find the right fit? Or you found the right fit but lost the candidate to a different company?
When used well, recruiting tools like Wavely, can be a cornerstone of your recruiting strategy. Especially for small HR teams who may not have a lot of time and resources. Let’s take a look at the most effective ways to use Wavely in talent recruitment.
Create a Candidate Pipeline
A candidate pipeline is a group of people that recruiters maintain relationships with to potentially hire them into open positions. Candidate pipelines can be time-consuming to start, but easier to maintain once you get going. Using Wavely to create a candidate pipeline will certainly pay off when it’s time to hire.
Creating that candidate pipeline is easier with Wavely, after making your job post (more on that later) you can use the Find Talent Page; this is where all available talent for your positions will be displayed. Here you can the filters for sourcing for the specific open position. If you have multiple roles open and are a Pro member, all available open and closed positions will be shown in the drop-down menu.
Once you’ve been matched with qualified candidates, the list on the Find Talent Page can serve as a candidate pipeline. While each person you’re matched with may not be perfect for the open role you have now, using our chat feature to stay in touch with the candidates help create a pipeline you can return to later.
Use Chat to Engage Talent
Wavely Chat offers HR professionals and recruiters the chance to chat and prescreen before the initial first steps. HR teams can also use this feature to stay in touch even when the current open role is filled. Wavely is a communication-based platform. Messaging talent about the available open positions at your company will significantly impact the response rate of your job posting, as well as increase engagement for future recruitment.
For the best engagement strategy using Wavely chat, keep in mind:
- Personalize the message: The most successful candidate outreach makes it very clear that you've reviewed the candidates resume and you're not just sending an email blast to random contacts.
- Keep it Relevant: Do a bit of reading up on the person, if they are new to the talent pool keep that in mind. If they have more experience, the message should reflect that experience.
- Keep Their Career Goals in mind: This initial message isn’t really about you, it’s about the person on the other end of the Wavely Chat, keep their goal in mind.
Sending a Wavely Chat is as simple as logging into your Wavely Account. On every Talent Profile you will see a Chat button, on the Find Talent tab it’s on the bottom right corner of their Talent Card and on their Talent Profile.
Improve the Candidate Pool with the RIGHT Job Description
Companies that select new employees from the candidates who walk in their door or those who answer an ad online are missing the best candidates. With Wavely, we are bringing the right candidates to you. Even the candidates you may not choose right now are still qualified and a good fit for your company. Keeping them close requires engagement and a good job description.
Building a full job post is the foundation for success here at Wavely; In fact, we have a few templates that are proven to work time and again. Here are some things to pay attention to when posting a job.
- The job title: The Job title is a crucial component to finding the right talent. This critical information is the first way that Wavely filters our internal talent for you. Don't add requirements in the job title and use industry-specific terms.
- Job Categories: The job categories provide a matching point for our talent users. The provided categories are auto-generated, but feel free to search for and change this area depending on what best suits the needs at hand.
- Job Description: Having a complete job description has a significant impact on how talent views the available opportunities at your company and how the company invests in finding new people to work for them. Having a clear and concise language that describes the day-to-day work life. Listing out duties and responsibilities clearly so that talent has a good idea of what is expected.
Your organization has to start somewhere to improve recruiting, hiring, and retention of valued employees. The tactics and opportunities detailed here are proven, even in today’s unique hiring market. These Wavely features will help your organization succeed and grow.