In fact, keyword searches, resume scanners and algorithmic assessments often miss meaningful connections and surface superficial ones. For instance, a candidate without much formal work experience but who has worked on cars since he was 12 years old may be passed over, even though his mechanical troubleshooting skills are off the charts. Meanwhile, a candidate who includes the right buzzwords on his resume will be selected for an interview, regardless of actual skill.
So how can we humanize the hiring process to create a genuine experience for both candidates and companies, that’s also efficient with your time?
Here are some principles that serve as a foundation to improve your recruiting and hiring outcomes, without automation.
This may feel like a lot to bite off, in your already-busy world. Start at the top of the list and make small tweaks to your current process to see how it goes. Hiring is all about people, start bringing the human back into HR, and efficiency will follow!
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