Top HR executives not only focus on having a structured hiring workflow in place, but also strive to optimize the workflow itself. A cumbersome workflow with unnecessary steps and bureaucratic delays is almost as bad as no workflow.
Focus on the necessary stuff
When hiring at a fast pace and for several positions at once unnecessary steps can dilute the process and hiring team success. It is imperative to stay focused on your team’s hiring goals and implement structured interviewing. By planning your interview process and having a customized hiring workflow that meets your organization’s hiring needs, you can eliminate clutter and go right for the bullseye.
Maintain a sequence
To optimize your hiring workflow (i.e. hiring stages) you must fine-tune your hiring sequence, and then stick to it. By maintaining a clear hiring workflow, all candidates undergo the same interview process according to the same criteria, thus producing easily measurable results.
Keep things moving forward
An HR department's worst nightmare is applicant processing delays. Once you have a hiring workflow in place and follow it religiously, make sure all involved understand the sequence.