Three tips when hiring at high-volume

by Amanda Hahn

There is one thing at the forefront of teams hiring for high volume, hourly positions—speed.

The top reason candidates turn down a job is because they were offered another, so identifying the top candidates with the best skills before someone else does is a top priority.

Below are 3 tips to keep in mind when hiring high-volume, hourly positions.

Treat your candidates like customers. Hourly hiring teams have a unique type of candidate–their candidates are frequently their customers as well. Therefore, it’s important to not only provide a positive candidate experience for those you hire—but for those you don’t as well.

Go beyond resumes and look at the overall person, not just what’s listed on a resume. Hiring technology provides science-backed insight into the critical sales and service traits needed for success—and treats candidates with respect at the same time.

Make your experience mobile-first. Did you know that 80% of candidates are searching for jobs on their phones?
There’s no way around it. You need to meet your candidates on their screens. Offering solutions like flexible video interviewing that can be completed on any screen, anywhere, anytime, not only creates a positive candidate experience. but streamlines your hiring process—allowing you to start making offers quicker.

Automate your scheduling. When speed matters, you can’t waste time scheduling and rescheduling interviews. Hiring technology tools can automate manual tasks, so hiring teams can streamline the process. Plus, by integrating with your ATS, hiring managers can work in one platform instead of multiple. Tech tools can access your calendar and let candidates schedule and reschedule their own interviews–all you need to do is show up.

Amanda Hahn is the interim CMO at HireVue, a leader in video interviewing, assessments and text-enabled recruiting tools.

This is a contributed piece to Hotel Business, authored by an industry professional. The thoughts expressed are the perspective of the bylined individual.