3 Collaborative Recruitment Practices You Can Implement Right Now

How can you make your hiring process more collaborative? Here are 3 great, easy to implement collaborative recruitment practices!

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Why should you consider implementing collaborative recruitment practices?

Collaborative recruiting is the hot new HR buzzword everybody is talking about.

The world’s most successful companies such as Apple, Google, Netflix have turned their recruitment into a collaborative process.

There is a good reason why collaborative recruitment is gaining popularity every day – it works. There are many benefits of collaborative recruiting for all the involved parties – including your HR team, your employees and your candidates.

What can you do to make your recruiting process more collaborative?

If your company probably still has a traditional, top-down recruitment process where hiring managers call all the shots, switching to a collaborative recruitment model can be quite a challenge.

First, you need to convince your HR team that this is a good idea. Then, you need to get a buy-in from your C-suite. Following, you have to engage your company’s employees. Finally, you need to get all of them to work together.

In other words, you need to completely transform your recruitment process. Before diving deep into this transformative process, we suggest you start by implementing a few collaborative practices.

3 collaborative recruitment practices you can implement right now

Here are the top 3 collaborative recruitment practices that are quick and easy to implement and bring the highest ROI:

Collaborative recruitment practice #1: Panel interview

Revamp your selection process by switching to a panel interview. By involving more people as interviewers, you will be able to achieve an in-depth, detailed assessment of every candidate. This will help you choose the best candidate not only for your open position, but also for your team and company culture.

Having more people sharing their perspectives on candidates can also help you avoid unconscious biases and improve your hiring diversity!

Collaborative recruitment practice #2: Employee referrals

By setting up an employee referral program, you can turn all your employees into recruiters! Your employees can help you find the best candidates by recommending talent form their personal networks.  

Employee referrals are one of the most productive recruitment practices with the highest ROI. Employee referral programs can improve the time, cost and quality of hire, employee retention and turnover rate.

Collaborative recruitment practice #3: Social media recruiting

Your employees can help you find the best candidates by sharing your job posts on their social media profiles. According to Social Media Today, content shared by employees went 561% further and received 8x more engagement than the same content shared on a brand owned channel.

Another reason why you should involve your employees into promoting your job posts is that employee voice is 3x more credible than the CEO’s when it comes to talking about working condition in that company, according to Edelman Trust Barometer