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3 Holiday Hiring Roadblocks to Avoid

‘Tis the season for holiday hiring!

Businesses across the country are in the midst of hiring seasonal workers to meet their needs. However, when it comes to hitting their goals, a lot of different factors can slow down the hiring process and lead to unhappy candidates and missed opportunities.

We’ve identified three of the most common ones companies can run into (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:

  1. Make sure that all of your hiring and onboarding tools can be completed on a mobile device
  2. Streamline your processes to reduce bottlenecks
  3. 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. 

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