Who doesn’t love the summertime? A time to kick back and relax: Enjoying the nice weather, long evenings on the beach and (for lots of us) the annual summer holiday.
But in recruitment, summer is like any season. Of course, a selection of your clients and candidates are also on holiday – but did you know that 70% of all job seekers start looking for a new job when returning from holidays? This means that being in touch is vital for your recruiting business.
To help you out (of the office and to you holiday destination), I have created a 3-step programme to help you make the most of your summer recruitment.
In the first step, you prepare your (online) visibility.
After candidates apply you will need to stay in touch, even during the summer recruitment period. This does not necessarily have to be in person; there are ways to automate communications.
Here’s the part where we do need some of your attention, because to start inviting candidates for interviews you will need to screen them. As you already read the candidate’s cv and saw their online assessment and/or video interview, you have made the reviewing quite easy for yourself.
The next step is to send the candidate a link to self-schedule their face-to-face interview in your calendar. Cammio offers this scheduling feature to all its users. Again, you keep the candidate engaged without much effort from your side. Just think of your calendar being filled with interviews of great candidates to come back to.
By planning your summer period and using the right tools, even you as a successful recruiter will be able to take your well-deserved holiday without losing out on great candidates. Congratulations, you’ve nailed your summer recruitment!
Happy (summer) Hiring!