Staffing firms have a lot to consider when they determine whether or not they have been successful in a placement. First, do you know if the candidates you have placed happy with their placement? Was it easy to get started on the job? If your recruiting and onboarding practices are smooth, the answers to these questions should be yes. Creating a smooth transition for candidates saves your staffing firm and its clients time and can improve your ability to redeploy quality candidates.
Why Smooth Transitions from Recruiting and Onboarding is Key
The Relationship Between Recruiting and Onboarding
Traditionally, the onboarding process has been treated as a separate process altogether. However, many firms are finding that the transition between recruiting and onboarding continues to be a weak spot in the success of a candidate in a job. From a job seeker’s point of view, the recruiting and onboarding process are part of the same process, whether the firm treats it as that or not. That being said, having a cohesive process is key.
If you find that the transition between recruiting and onboarding a new hire is a weak point in your process, determine what you can do to improve the experience. First, consider how you can better integrate the two steps in the hiring process by pinpointing how you can get people to work more closely. Then look at how you can streamline the process and make it more of a smooth transition for everyone.
Why You Should Integrate
Having a quality onboarding process integrated with your recruiting efforts can reduce the overall time spent on onboarding by 60%. It will help increase the efficiency of your staffing firm and provide a smoother transition for everyone involved in the hiring process. Time savings for your firm also translate directly into financial savings.
Not to mention, when you have an integrated recruiting and onboarding process you will build stronger relationships with the candidate. These relationships can make or break a staffing firm. If the transition for them is rough or messy, they will likely tell everyone they know not to work with you. Additionally, they probably won’t seek out redeployment with your organization either.
All in all, the better experience you provide for your candidates, the happier they will be in their placement. In the end, it will save your firm money on retention and talent acquisition.
How Technology Can Help
Now that you know why recruiting and onboarding should be integrated, find out what technology you can use to make the entire process more seamless for candidates. Namely, look at how your teams are collaborating with one another. If your recruiting departments and onboarding departments don’t have a streamlined way of communicating with each other, create one. There are plenty of platforms that can make coordinating between these two steps in the hiring process easier.
It is also a good idea to keep all of the candidate information within one single platform. This makes the handoff between recruiting and onboarding much smoother. It also decreases the risk of the candidate filling out the same paperwork more than once, saving everyone time and frustration.
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