After you have opened a job and start receiving applications from prospective talent, there are a few tactics you can use to quickly identify the most qualified applicants you want to move forward with in your hiring process.
In this article we will cover:
- How to use tools within Hireology to identify quality applicants
- How Hireology Insights defines 'quality'
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How to use tools within Hireology to identify quality applicants
Create a prescreen survey Prescreen surveys allow you to prequalify applicants and immediately determine if they meet the criteria (skills, experience, etc.) you have set for your open role. You can create custom surveys that ask applicants specific questions about how their background aligns with your requirements. Consider including questions whether or not candidates have certifications, licenses or availability that the role requires.
Sort applicants by source Within the job itself, you can organize your applicants by the source they came from, such as a career site, Applicant Engine, or specific job boards. This feature allows you to easily prioritize which candidates you want to review first based on source. With career sites driving as much as 85% of quality applicants and over 30% of all eventual hires, reviewing applicants who applied from your Hireology-hosted career site is a great place to start when prioritizing candidates.
To view and sort by source, navigate to the 'applicants' tab
Select or Sort the applicant list by 'Source'
How Hireology Insights defines 'quality'
To review insights data, select 'Insights' from the top navigation
Select 'Applicant Sourcing' from the 'Select an insight' drop down menu.
Here you will see a quality rate calculated based on source. In this report, 'quality' is defined as an applicant that either
- Scores above a 70% on the prescreen survey
- Is moved to candidate status
You could also review the 'conversion by source' report on the same insights page to better understand how initial quality converts to hire per applicant source.
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