We all know that the candidate experience is key to securing talent for our organisations. We focus on creating a positive experience for candidates and putting them at the centre of everything we do – achieve this and we are likely to get the best hiring outcome.
With all this attention on talent acquisition, it’s easy to forget about the Hiring Manager.
Do your Hiring Managers remember what they cannot ask at interview? With the worrying statistic released today that 36% of employers think it is reasonable to ask women about their plans to have children at an interview, do your managers need a reminder? Our Institute of Leadership and Management accredited training gives managers a comprehensive understanding of effective recruitment including their legal responsibilities.
In delivering successful recruitment Hiring Managers can sometimes be seen as the ‘enemy’ – they don’t provide timely feedback on CVs, they are too busy to put interview dates in the diary and they don’t want to follow a process when there’s one in place. Added to this there is always the ‘preferred agency’ who they may have used in the past or have been on the receiving end of a ‘hard sell’ over the last 12 months.
Why don’t they:
- Prioritise recruitment
- See the importance of moving quickly to make sure we get the best talent
- Focus on potential rather than what they need today
With all of this it is easy to forget that many Managers are under extreme pressure in so many ways and that it is not their job to live and breathe talent acquisition. We need to remember that they have teams to build, customers to satisfy, targets to achieve and budgets to meet. They continually balance all of these accountabilities and recruiting new team members can be just another task on the ‘to do’ list.
For successful recruitment to happen then we need to:
- Create a true partnership – one team, one outcome, open communication – we all want the same thing
- Clearly understand what skills, experience and capabilities are needed and then add a reality check
- Support managers to coordinate their calendars and organise interviews
- Provide quick and easy support materials as well as professional advice and guidance
- Make sure that all managers are operating within the law
How can ResourceBank support you to do this?
Hiring Manager Portals
A web enabled ‘one stop shop for Managers’ where they can:
- Review CVs and candidate information
- Give feedback on candidates
- Schedule interviews
- Get approvals
- Find recruitment policies, guidance notes, interview documents
ResourceBank Recruitment training
Our Institute of Leadership and Management accredited training gives managers a comprehensive understanding of effective recruitment including their legal responsibilities, and provides them with a simple methodology for assessing competence and capability, with plenty of interview/feedback too.