What are the 7 stages of the recruitment process?

3 years ago

The recruitment process for a new position can be long and drawn out. It begins with an open position being advertised through different avenues of media like Craigslist and Glassdoor, reaching out to job seekers online through social media, or posting on any number of career-related message boards. Once a few candidates are found, the employer will contact them by email and invite them for an in-person interview.

Once a few candidates are found, the employer will contact them by email and invite them for an in-person interview.

1. Defining Requirements 

The first step in the hiring process is to define any specific requirements for the role. By doing this, it will help the employer know what they are looking for, which is especially important in an industry that is constantly changing. The person who will fill this position must be able to demonstrate that they have the skills and abilities necessary to do the job. This is where the actual interview process starts.

2. Campaign Planning

This is usually the next step, which is called “Campaign Planning”. It is where the employer will target a specific job candidate who best matches what they feel they are looking for. These targeted campaigns will be created through online ads, in-person networking groups, and outreach to individuals and companies that might know a good candidate for this role.

3. Attracting

Now that the employer has started to attract job candidates, they must continue to do so. They must make sure that they are constantly aware of any new job postings in the market. This will help them keep track of all possible candidates available for this position.

4. Sourcing And Shortlisting Candidates

Candidate shortlisting and sourcing go hand in hand. For effective sourcing and shortlisting, start by prioritizing your recruitment criteria. For example, is it more important that your candidate has 5 years of experience in a similar position or that they have the degree you set on the job description? What place do soft skills take in your recruitment criteria?

Make three piles:

"Yes": candidates meet your requirements;

"Yes, but": not all the conditions are met but you detect something that could well make that...;

"No": candidates who do not meet your needs.

5. Interview Candidates

When enough candidates have been found, the employer will send an offer to those candidates. The interviews will be scheduled in a way that mirrors how they would like the process to progress. After the initial interview, expect that there might be a few more interviews and at least one final step that is billed as a “final interview”.

6.Background & Reference Checks

Once the employer has decided on a candidate, they will then do a final check on that candidate. This will include calling references, running a background check on the individual, to ensure that they are not only qualified for this position but also safe to work for. After all of this is done, your new job is secured.

7. Onboard The New Recruit

The last step in an effective recruitment process is the integration of the new employee.

The welcome and integration of your new employee should not be neglected. This essential step is an integral part of the procedure and must be thought out beforehand.

This onboarding step, when properly conducted, makes it possible to retain your new employees while enhancing your employer brand. Put everything in place to welcome this person and promote his good integration within his position, his team, and the company, so that he feels comfortable from the beginning and wants to stay as well as to invest.

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