5 Quick Ways To Make Sourcing Talent Easier

There’s no doubt about it, it’s a challenging time to work in recruitment. For the first time since August 2020, UK vacancies have fallen. And with pay expectations at a ‘record high’ and over 25 countries introducing digital nomad visas, it’s likely been difficult to land the talent you’re searching for.

Now is the time to see where you can make small but powerful changes to the way you source applicants. In doing this, you can create faster, more effective hiring in the months ahead. Here are five easy ways to do it. 

First, find out how we made the hiring process 40% faster for a crucial but difficult-to-hire-for role

1. Create Candidate Profiles Directly From LinkedIn

Spotted a great profile on LinkedIn? While your usual modus operandi might be to reach out, hope to hear back and then once you know they are interested, manually transfer their details into your applicant tracking system, those days are gone. 

Our new LinkedIn Active Sourcing Extension automatically imports data and documents directly into Personio, creating a candidate profile directly from a potential hire’s LinkedIn profile, saving significant time and eliminating mistakes. Find out how to do it here. Or download it for Google Chrome.

2. Publish Jobs on Multiple Channels at Once

Sending your message far and wide that you are hiring for a particular position across multiple channels isn’t just time-consuming, it’s expensive. But what if you could post your latest vacancy on 15 free job boards and over 600 premium boards in just one click? 

Automatically publish all job roles on a range of job boards for free using our Auto-Posting feature. We’ll automatically publish your Personio listing on the likes of LinkedIn, Indeed and Monster to significantly increase your reach in just one fell swoop. Find out how to do it here.

3. Save Money With Flexible, Discounted Paid Ads

If you choose the wrong places to promote your open roles, you may end up costing your organisation both time and money. But, what if you could adjust on the fly to spend less money on only the best-performing channels?

Our posting bundles can save you up to 45% of your usual sourcing costs with exclusive discounts for top job boards such as LinkedIn, Monster, Indeed and StepStone. Choose from monthly or annual periods, add new boards, carry over unused budget. Take a look at our posting bundles here.

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4. Simplify How You Run Your Career Pages

Making an appealing career page to win over the best talent is no easy feat – especially if, like most recruiters, you have zero background in website development. That also includes ensuring your application forms are fully integrated with your applicant tracking system.

That’s why you can use Personio not only to power your applicant sourcing and applicant tracking, but also to build career pages, designed to appear in your exact branding. Applications automatically land in the right place and you can integrate powerful recruitment software instantly with your current website, without having to pay or have endless meetings with developers. 

5. Streamline How You Schedule Interviews

Ever feel like a huge part of your week goes into actually finding a time that doesn’t clash with internal meetings and also suits candidates? Recent studies suggest that recruiters spend a shocking two thirds of their overall hiring time on the interview process, with 67% saying it takes between 30 minutes and two hours to schedule one.

Fortunately, there’s an easier way to do it by enabling candidates to select their own timeslot, eliminating back and forth and guaranteeing their availability. You can also sync internal stakeholders’ calendars so you can see not only their availability but also room availability to find the right slot for the interview.

Simply use our new Smart Interview Scheduling to set your calendar availability, block buffer times and add rooms, evaluation forms and video links to slots. Here’s how to do it.

The next few months will of course be a demanding time for recruiters, but with these tips in mind we hope that you can use them to find more time for what matters – your candidates.

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