From a company’s perspective, the hiring process is of paramount importance. After all, that’s the way the company brings the best and brightest candidates on board.
And while certain parts of the process are considered more important than others, some parts are often neglected, and that negligence can cause problems. One aspect of the process that organizations often overlook is that of providing feedback to not only candidates, but also to the recruiters working with those candidates.
Below are five reasons why feedback is importing during the hiring process:
#1—It keeps the candidate more engaged.
Top candidates typically are involved in more than one hiring process. That’s because they’re typically interviewing with more than one organization. As a result, it’s crucial to keep them engaged in your company’s hiring process, so if the time comes that you present an offer of employment to them, they’ll be much more likely to accept it.
#2—It reduces the risk of miscommunication.
Miscommunication is one of the main reasons that things can go awry during the hiring process. That’s because miscommunication leads to misinformation and misconceptions, and making decisions based upon those two things rarely results in success. A successful hiring process is based upon correct information. Providing regular feedback results in correct information, and correct information results in better decisions.
#3—It streamlines the process.
As the old saying goes, “Time kills all deals,” and that definitely applies to the hiring process. The longer the process drags out, the more candidates are likely to drop out of the process or become less interested in your opportunity. As an organization, you want to generate a tremendous amount of interest and excitement in the candidate and then extend an offer when that excitement has reached a fever pitch.
#4—It maximizes the effectiveness of the recruiter.
The recruiter has extensive knowledge and a specific skill set that can be instrumental and extremely valuable. However, your recruiter needs consistent feedback throughout the process for their value to be fully realized. Your recruiter wants the same thing that you want—for you to hire the best candidate available for the position. Consistent feedback allows them to help you accomplish that.
#5—It increases the chances of hiring the right candidate.
This is what the hiring process is all about, isn’t it? Every organization with a hiring need desires to hire the right candidate to fill that need. Drawing out the process in an effort to find the “perfect candidate” is not the way to do that. Instead, a streamlined hiring process that’s typified by healthy urgency, consistent feedback, and decisions based upon correct information represents the model process for successful hiring.
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