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Why Is Recruitment Training Beneficial?

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What problems is your company currently struggling with? Are you having a hard time finding top talent? Is employee retention still a problem? Perhaps you are concerned about the lack of diversity and innovation within your culture? Or is the economic uncertainty putting a damper on your plans? What if we told you that the answer to your prayers could lie in recruiting training?

People are the lifeblood of every company. No matter what your job is, no matter what challenge you face, having the right people in your ranks can lead you to success. But if your recruiting and talent acquisition teams aren't optimized and trained, the chances of finding, hiring, and retaining the best people drop dramatically.

Recruiters are the gatekeepers of talent. Ensuring they are trained to understand the market and your company's goals, ace an interview, eliminate bias, and expand their sourcing scope opens the floodgates to top candidates. And that's not the only advantage.

Join us to count the 5 most important advantages of recruitment training.

1.Find and hire the best talent

The most obvious advantage! Even as inflation rises and layoffs make headlines, the appetite for new hires remains undiminished. Recruiters and talent acquisition companies struggle to find the people they need - especially for critical and strategic positions that are difficult to fill. So how can learning and development help?

To cut through the noise and find these hard-to-fill positions, recruiters need to refine their approach. This means that traditional methods and outdated knowledge are simply not enough to find (or lure) a candidate in this climate. Today's job market is constantly evolving, and it's the recruiters with the latest strategies, tools and insights that stay ahead of the competition. The technology industry is the best example of this. Are your recruiters able to speak this specific language? Do they know what the applicants need or how best to approach them? Specialized training is the answer, and it can make the difference between a good hire that performs and a bad hire that sap resources.

2.Improve applicant experience

Hiring is the first point of contact for an applicant. It's the first opportunity to sell your business, provide clarity and inspire success. Every interaction in this process is important - from the initial contact to the acceptance or rejection of the offer. And with the job seeker market so tight right now, it's never been more important to ensure your candidate experience is flawless. According to IBM, a candidate is 38% more likely to accept a job offer if they have a positive experience - that's a huge ROI, right? So how can recruitment training help improve this?

Understanding what candidates are looking for and expecting from the hiring process has never been more important. And that varies depending on the industry, function and seniority. There is no one-size-fits-all solution - especially if we also take diversity into account. But there are best practices. And learning how to conduct interviews, interviews, and follow-ups that focus on the candidate and their needs will not only improve the candidate's experience, but your company's brand will benefit massively as well.

3.Reducing time to hire

Speed and time are universal commodities when it comes to making adjustments. Recruiters are always under pressure to fill positions quickly. However, mistakes in this process can be costly, both financially and in terms of labor. It is important to find a balance - as the oxymoron suggests: hurry with time. Recruiters must learn how to best and most efficiently move qualified applicants through the hiring process. It is a skill that needs to be nurtured and not something that comes naturally without proper guidance. However, reducing time-to-hire has a number of important benefits:

  • The position will be filled promptly with the best talent.
  • It reduces hiring costs.
  • Better protection against applicants who accept other offers.
  • Improves candidate experience.

4.Diversity and Inclusion

Improving diversity and inclusion is a key goal of any organization that wants to be successful. There are countless studies and observations that conclude that a diverse workforce leads to more innovation, higher performance and better culture. But it's not the why that most people struggle with when it comes to DEI - it's the how. Recruiters and talent acquirers play a central role in promoting diversity and inclusion in any company. However, without proper DEI training to find, communicate, and nurture talent from underrepresented backgrounds, it is unlikely to result in positive change on this front.

Given the current talent shortage and swirling macroeconomic issues, it has never been more important that recruiters are trained and encouraged to find, hire and engage candidates from non-traditional backgrounds. Giving your TA team the tools and knowledge to write inclusive job ads, recognize the dangers of bias, and create an interview and onboarding environment that fosters belonging can dramatically increase your talent supply . And remember: According to Glassdoor, 67% of employees consider diversity in a company's workplace when considering a job. This simply cannot be overlooked.

5.Retention and wellbeing

What is one of the most important factors linked to retention and engagement? Career growth opportunity. Workplaces are calling out for learning and development pathways – and recruiters are no different.

Recruiters have been sadly under-developed in terms of structured training and support. If you’re not giving them the training they need to survive and thrive in this new world of talent acquisition, it could lead to unprecedented levels of burnout, disinterest, and attrition.

The landscape of work and talent is shifting so much at the moment, and it’ll be the recruiters who are agile enough to adapt that will rise to the challenge. The ones who are enabled to source talent in offbeat places and can provide a candidate experience that’s tailored to perfection. Recruiting training allows for this. And it also allows organizations to hire faster and with more precision, all while retaining their recruitment talent. It’s win-win-win-win-win!

Try out IceHrms' recruitment management system to understand how it can help you streamline your hiring process.

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