Tips to Facilitate the Employee Screening Process

HR Tech Outlook | Thursday, January 21, 2021

How can you find the best talent for your organization out of all the candidates who applied for a particular position? Here are a few tips that will help you find the best-fit employees for your organization

FREMONT, CA: Finding the right candidate for your organization can be a tedious and challenging task. This is especially true when you have a lot of potential candidates. How can you find the best talent for your organization out of all the candidates who applied for a particular position? Finding candidates can be a full-time job on its own. And what parameters will you use to screen your applicants to make the search easier? Here are some tips for you:

Red Flags to Look Out for

Keeping an eye out for any apparent red flags will help eliminate inappropriate applicants. These include the following:

• Spelling and punctuation Complicated

• Grammatical Errors

• Confusing formatting

• Indications that the candidate did not read or understand the job posting

• Spotty employment history

• Multiple Career Change

• Gaps in the resume

• Lack of contact information

• Unprofessional e-mail address

Determine what you're looking for

After eliminating undesirable candidates, it's time to decide what you're looking for. Prioritize the list of specifications. This will help you decide between several applicants who may look promising. Applicants with the highest-priority qualifications should be considered more highly for interviews.

Organize the candidates

You don't need to read each resume for the first time. You can skim all of them, looking for obvious red flags that would allow you to drop them in the "don't interview" pile. Once you've weeded out those, you can read through what's left more thoroughly. Any remaining resumes can be sorted by how much you want to interview them.

Rank your candidates

The next phase is to use your highest priority criteria to rank the most promising candidates. It's time to read each of these resumes thoroughly and think about what questions you'd ask the candidate in the interview. What more would you like to know about that candidate? This is going to help you prepare for an interview.

Contact Your Candidates

If you have decided not to hire an applicant, you must contact them and let them know why. Your company will look better for not ghosting candidates, who may still be wondering what their status with your organization is. It will help candidates avoid calling the organization frequently to confirm their application status since they already know they have not passed the screening process.


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