Without a doubt more and more people are starting to work online completely remotely. What started as a safety precaution has now turned into a worldwide standard of working. All that is required of the employee is that they have a stable access to the internet. However, employers have a much bigger problem on their hands. Although, companies now have access to the global pool of hireable talent, they also have to manage employee recruitment. This can be tricky when done completely remotely, because of international differences in policies. However, a lot of successful companies have discovered the amazing benefits that come with outsourcing recruitment. This is a massive trend that yields a lot of potential and makes the global recruitment process much simpler and easier. Here are the best pieces of advice on how to outsource your recruitment program.
Post detailed job descriptions
In order for your remote recruiters to do the best job possible you should provide a detailed description of the job. This is going to benefit you and your recruiters immensely. This is because you will be able to attract the most relevant candidates possible and the recruiters will be able to give a detailed explanation about the job to potential candidates. There are key things to consider when providing a job description. Firstly, it should be extensive and clear. The goal of the job description is to let the employees know what their obligations will be. You should be completely transparent here no matter how harsh the requirements are since you want to filter out anyone who is on the fence about applying. This can save you and your recruitment program a lot of money and time. You should also provide the information on the required number of employees, the required skills including both soft and technical skills (foreign language used, driver’s license, any special training certificates). This is how you can alleviate a lot of the pressure for your recruitment and speed up the entire process for all parties involved. You will also be much more likely to hire employees that trust you right from the trust, since you have been able to provide clear information as they are taking their next big career step.
Select the best partners
Managing recruitment remotely is no easy task. Once you have outlined what an ideal candidate would look like, and you have all the necessary details, you should find the best recruiters available to handle the rest. It is really important to find experienced recruiters who will make professional assessments when hiring new talent. However, it is also important to consider how you will run your international operations after new employees have been hired. This creates a few challenges that come with foreign employment and payroll policies. Contingent workers who work remotely usually have a very specific legal status that has to be taken into consideration. You can ensure their employment status is stabilized by investing in professional payroll services that will allow both you and your employees maximal flexibility and security. This provides a much smoother and more consistent overall experience.
Keep everyone informed
Although there are a lot of applicants to choose from thanks to new remote global hiring possibilities. Candidates can also say the same. Now more than ever before they have a lot more job openings available to them. This simply means that modern employees will have less tolerance for companies that leave them clueless and without proper feedback. This can be bad for your reputation as an employer and you might be losing potentially great talent. That is why you should constantly communicate with the people involved in the hiring process. Make sure to let the candidates know about every step of the process and let them express any concerns that they might have. Often times, this will resolve any technical and trivial bottlenecks allowing everyone to have a much smoother experience. Once you do hire someone, you won’t have to worry about their onboarding nearly as much because they will already know the fundamental basics.
Consult your recruiters ahead of time
Communicating with your recruiters is equally important as it allows them to do their job optimally. You should arrange with them ahead of time whether you would like to be involved in the interviewing process. You can also setup deadlines with them to make sure that you and your recruiters are not experiencing any downtime. You have to be able to regularly bring in new people and that is why it is important to optimize small details. Keeping in touch with your recruiters will allow you to get updates on relevant hiring reports as well, which will definitely improve your overall hiring process.
If you have a huge volume of potential candidates, it make sense to implement the use of technology in the hiring process as it will allow you to have a guaranteed access to a much higher quality of your candidate pool. This is in large part due to the amazing capabilities of AI technology which automates a lot of the guesswork for you. The algorithm can suggest ideal candidates based on the specified parameters.
Modern day working environment has drastically shifted and now it is possible to hire people from all over the world. However, it can be tricky setting up the interviews when your pool of candidates is all over the place. Luckily, outsourcing your recruitment is a leading approach to solving this problem. There are things to pay attention to first: provide detailed job descriptions, select reliable recruiters, keep everyone updated, consult with your team and implement sophisticated technology.
Written by Brigitte Evans