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Why a Hiring Solution Isn't Just for High Level Hires

Posted by Erin Borgerson on November 6, 2015


How do you know if you’re making the right decision with a new hire? Are you spending the right amount of time, using the right resources to vet each candidate and find out if they’ll be the right fit for your franchise?

In today’s human resources environment, hiring professionals have access to a wealth of tools that streamline the hiring process. The emphasis that LinkedIn has placed on its hiring solutions is a clear representation of how in-demand this type of resource is for recruiters. In fact, the business-focused social channel’s branded talent solution generated 65 percent of the company’s revenue during the third quarter of 2015. It’s suggestive of a wider trend in hiring, which is using social data and outreach to improve hiring.

The Difference Technology Makes

In the past, many franchises likely reserved hiring solution technology for high-level hires, including managerial positions and those in charge of upper-level operations. Now, it’s not only convenient but necessary to dedicate the right technology to hiring to ensure your franchise is as strong as possible from top to bottom.

Increasingly, this means taking a different view of what your priorities should be when considering new candidates at every level. In the past, many business owners would only contemplate the core competencies that a job applicant would bring.

While this will always be important when recruiting for your franchise, it’s critical that you take a more targeted and holistic approach to hiring. By targeted, we mean using a hiring solution to pinpoint the type of candidates your franchise needs from the huge ocean of potential hires. And taking a holistic approach requires franchise owners to consider multiple characteristics of job seekers to see if they’ll be a strong asset.

Using Candidates’ Social Footprint

Networking events used to be isolated encounters between businesses and potential new hires. That model has taken a backseat to the realities of social recruiting. With resources like LinkedIn, Glassdoor and other online job posting sites, it’s increasingly convenient to find candidates through connections. At the same time, these tools are great sources for insight into prospective new hires’ experience, skills, certifications and other pertinent data that makes hiring faster and more successful.

The right hiring solution allows franchise operators to source candidates without breaking a sweat. They allow you to integrate with job boards, social media channels and branded career sites. From this point, you’re able to attract and source top talent based on specific requirements, location and variety of other factors. With pre-screening tools, franchisees have the chance to get a better understanding of cultural fit through questions that help give an indication of what thought process a candidate goes through to reach a decision.

How Hireology Can Bring the Right Hiring Solution

Do you need help finding the right tools to source and attract candidates? Hireology helps make the process more effective. With tools for background checks, personality assessments and interview scorecards, Hireology provides your franchise with the proper infrastructure to make sure you find the right addition.

For more information on how Hireology can help your franchise system’s hiring needs, contact us 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.