How Can You Connect With the Right Candidates

Finding candidates can be hard enough in these times – let alone those who are the right fit. It can feel impossible, like looking for a needle in a haystack, particularly with today’s worker shortage. The good news? There are tools you can put to use to make it faster and easier to identify potential new hires, including LinkedIn’s Recruiter. Here are a few ways it can help you find the best-fit people.

What Ways Can You Connect With the Right Candidates?

Hide names and photos.

You can see a lot on LinkedIn about a candidate, even a photo. This isn’t the norm when it comes to resumes, and it shouldn’t be a part of a hiring decision. Yet, sometimes, an unconscious bias can make a hiring manager lean toward or away from someone due to their name or photo. With this feature, you can avoid this altogether and focus on skills and accomplishments, so you find great contenders.

Use “Inbox” to better maintain relationships with candidates.

One of the biggest complaints candidates have about the job search process involves lack of communication from employers. If you’re planning to go out of the office or will be unavailable for a long period of time, you can use your Inbox to let candidates know you’re gone and which colleague to contact in your absence.

Another way to use Inbox is to capture notes and reminders using the Quick Action buttons. You can keep important candidate details right in the thread of messages you’ve had with them. You can also easily add reminders to it, so you don’t have to click around in search of information.

Put “Recommended Matches” to work for you.

If you’re in a project folder working, Recommended Matches can actually be working for you at the same time, scouring LinkedIn for candidates based on your most recent activity. You’ll find the latest or better fit candidates, in real-time, all without lifting a finger.

Access “Saved Searches” easily.

You can quickly and easily access your past searches without trying to remember what string of keywords you used to find them in the first place. This can save you time and frustration. Plus, once you save a search, you’ll even be notified of new candidates that meet your criteria in the search. You’ll find out by email or through Recruiter notifications.

Let OneSource Staffing Solutions help.

If you’d like additional help hiring for your team so you can focus on other business priorities, our recruiters are here for you. We understand the nuances of the markets we serve, from FL to NY, PA, and now IL, and can provide a full range of workforce solutions to suit your specific needs. Partner with us today!

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