Regardless of the role you're looking to fill, going through the hiring process is always a challenge. That's due in large part to the fact that there are so many different factors at play—from the application to the background check—which means there are numerous opportunities for things to go wrong.
Below, we've identified three of the most common roadblocks companies run into during the hiring process (along with ways to avoid them).
Roadblock 1: Increased competition
The hiring environment has never been more competitive, and businesses are finding themselves pulling from the same pool of talent. To attract and retain the best candidates, you have to adapt your processes to meet their expectations. That means delivering a mobile experience, providing easy applications, and creating a seamless onboarding process.
Here’s a quick checklist to follow:
- Make sure that all of your hiring and onboarding tools can be completed on a mobile device
- Streamline your processes to reduce bottlenecks
- Test your processes from a candidate’s viewpoint to ensure ease of use
Roadblock 2: Higher turnaround times for background checks
Before your candidates can get to work, they need to first pass a background check. Unfortunately, a majority of background check providers don’t have the resources or the partnerships in place to meet fluctuating demand during peak seasons. What’s more, when they do get reports, the process usually involves a lot of manual labor, which can increase turnaround times and drive candidates away to other employers. You’ll want to work with a provider that uses a combination of technology and people to speed to up the process and keep turnaround times consistent year round.
Roadblock 3: Compliance risks
In addition to higher turnaround times, increased compliance risk is also another major challenge companies run into. When background check providers rely heavily on manual review, they put themselves at risk for human error and open your brand up to risk. You’ll want to partner with a CRA that uses technology paired with a human element to automatically apply relevant laws to ensure you’re staying compliant throughout the entire background check process.
Interested in learning more about how you can avoid these roadblocks? Talk to one of our experts today.