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Small Business Hiring Tools: How to shorten your hiring process

Posted by Erin Borgerson on April 17, 2013

Hiring is a time consuming process. You have to figure out what the role entails, write the job description, post the job description, pre-screen the candidates, interview them, interview them again and then make a hiring decision. 

smart rank surveyWe know - it can seem like nightmare. But we have some good news: The hiring process doesn't have to be so long and tedious. 

How? By focusing your efforts on the pre-screening process. 

Rather than spending hours flipping through resume after resume, let a pre-screening software do it for you. Depending on the software you select, the functionality and price will vary - but there are options available for all budgets. 

When searching for a pre-screening software, it's best to select something that is touch-free. In other words, you'll want to find something that automatically contacts each candidate as soon as they apply. This way to don't have to keep track of who has been contacted. Once the assessment is completed, the ideal software will send you a notification to review the results. 

Once you have a solid amount of candidates, then you can review each candidate's score from the pre-screen assessment. From there, you'll be able to determine which applicants should move forward in the process. Best of all, these scores will be based on verified scoring algorithms (assuming you select a reputable software).

To learn more about time and cost-saving hiring practices, download our Low Cost Hiring Guide!

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Maggie Coffey is the coffee-loving Marketing Intern for Hireology, a web-based selection management platform that provides customized interviews, job profiling, and one-click background checks to help you hire the right person. Start your free trial at www.Hireology.com today! 

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Erin Borgerson

About the Author

Erin is the Director of Marketing, Crisis Controller and Culture Ambassador (the last two titles she gave to herself) who joined the Hireology team in April of 2012. As a certified Inbound Marketer, Erin manages Hireology's marketing department, the Hireology Blog, and media relations. She is also a co-leader of the Chicago Hubspot User Group which brings together Hubspot users from around the Chicagoland area. Erin set off to Chicago after graduating from Western Michigan University. In her spare time she can be found shaking it in a Zumba class, reading a bestseller, or drinking a craft beer on her Wrigleyville porch.