Candidate Relationship Management with HireBee

Candidate Relationship Management in Recruitment

The candidate is at the center of everything, you can’t build a recruitment strategy without prioritizing the candidate experience. It’s like neglecting the customer and the product quality when selling a product. But it would be unfair to blame yourself for letting candidates down if you’re not recruiting with recruitment software. Doing all the hard work and keeping everything afloat all by yourself is unreliable. What hiring teams need is a system which makes the process easy both for them and the candidates. What hiring teams need is HireBee to manage their candidate relationship management.

How Does HireBee Help You Manage Your Relationship with Your Candidates?

HireBee is a recruitment platform with which you can easily set up your candidate relationship management. Its many capabilities enable hiring teams to create an organized, customized and automated communication process with job applicants, as well as manage other important responsibilities which would otherwise be a pain in the neck. By making your hiring less mundane and freeing up more time to focus on what the human does best, you will see tremendous results in both your talent acquisition and your sanity!

Here are some of our features and capabilities which make managing your candidate relationships with HireBee a no-brainer!

Workflows & Integration with Mail

What seems to frustrate candidates the most is that often they’ll be applying to jobs and will never be hearing back from the employers! And what sucks most is that the majority of the time this is done unintentionally! Due to improper workflows in place, lack of centralization of the operations, loss of information, lack of time to go through all the resumes, or for any other reason. Integrating with mail to keep all your communications in one place will concentrate and bolster your communications. Automating communication with candidates along their progress and a mailbox for only your recruitment are available!

Automating candidate communication starts with setting up workflows accordingly with your recruitment needs. Each stage in the workflow is accompanied by a an email template which can be easily customized. Upon applicant status change, recruiters can choose to automatically send this email to the candidate. Additionally, you can also choose to have the mails be sent each time without verification, and also tweak the mail to include details personalized to the candidate.

In addition, communications with candidates are made easier and more organized, with a candidate mailbox, from where you have an inbox of all mails received from candidates, and can send mails to candidates. In addition to this, you can mail candidates directly from their profile, and make communication convenient and fast.

Custom Application Forms

Customizing Application Forms with HireBee

One of the most important things when recruiting with HireBee is that you retain wide control of your candidate experience. That includes application forms and deciding how you want the candidate to apply for your vacancy. Limited customizability is available directly through the platform, whilst more detailed customizations can be provided to users on-request.

Candidate History

Forgetting interactions and progression with candidates is unnecessary in the modern age. HireBee’s candidate profiles log the full history of interactions with candidates. Everything from communication, job application, applicant status change, job invitation, and much more is logged and easily accessible on the candidates’ profiles.

Archiving Candidates with HireBee

Additionally, all your candidates can be archived after moving through the pipeline. Saving your past active candidates in your database and being able to invite them is a great way to make use of some of your most favorite talent in your pipeline which couldn’t be given a job previously.

Feedback Forms

For hiring teams, it cannot go understated how important it is to have a proper procedure in place when you are collecting feedback from your team. Not only does feedback need to be communicated properly, but the criteria for reviewing candidates should be standardized, and made easily visible and accessible. HireBee’s feedback forms allow hiring teams to rate candidates based on professional and personal traits, give an overall ranking and add additional comments. All feedback forms submitted are available to the team on the candidate profile. As such, reviewing candidates based on multi-level feedback and making collaborated decisions is easy and efficient.

Video Interview Scheduling with Zoom Integration

HireBee Zoom Integration

Covid-19 has seen the need for video interviews explode out of the water. And as hiring teams have outweighed the benefits vs the draw-backs of conducting virtual job interviews, video interviews have grown in popularity and are here to stay. HireBee’s Zoom and Calendar integrations make video interviewing scheduling easy and organized.

If you’re tracking your metrics and realize that you’ve been spending way too much time stuck in the interviewing stage, trying to schedule your interviews with no overlaps; chances are you need to revamp your process. HireBee’s interview scheduling is just one of the many features which enable hiring teams to manage their time properly and streamline their hiring.

Regain control of the hiring process and make time for all of your candidates with HireBee’s all-in-one hiring platform!

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Recruitment AI and Automation with HireBee

AI and Automation in Recruitment

AI & automation in recruitment, just as in many other lines of work, have revolutionized the industry by boosting productivity and creating new opportunities for businesses, ultimately saving time and costs. So what can AI & automation in your recruitment do for you? Here are some of the recruitment processes you will be automating with HireBee.

Automated Candidate Communication

It reflects poorly on your candidate experience if you’re not keeping your candidates informed throughout their application process, but it may also seem too time consuming to update every single candidate with their progress. With HireBee’s custom workflows, email templates and email integration, your applicants are automatically updated with their progress as they move along the pipeline.

Here is how this works. You create customized workflows, which include your hiring stages, and email templates for when candidates are moved through these stages. As you review your candidates from our platform and move candidates through the process, you trigger the automated mail upon changing the status of your applicant. 

Manual candidate communication is also made easier and faster, as you can email candidates through the platform, directly through their candidate profile. Human Capital Institute claims that lack of response from employers is the number one cause of a negative candidate experience, with 60% of candidates never hearing back from employers after an interview; an unnecessary mistake which hurts your employer brand. HireBee makes your candidates happier and maintains the integrity of your employer brand, all while saving time and money.

AI Powered Candidate Screening

HireBee uses AI to give users a ranking on their candidates. The ranking indicates who the best fits for the posted job are. Recruiters can use this tool to manage and review their candidates in order of best fit, to introduce priorities to your recruitment. 

Also, as job application has increasingly become easier, many job-seekers may apply to multiple jobs without properly looking through the job description and the qualifications required, to submit a large amount of applications. Depending on your sources, this may result in the reception of irrelevant applications. HireBee’s AI powered candidate screening helps weed out the irrelevant applications and enables you to hire with focus. 

Candidate Management

HireBee’s features for sorting, filtering and searching through your centralized database of candidates facilitate the reviewing process. With HireBee’s purpose-built database, you’ll find that reviewing candidates and moving them through the process is super easy. Bulk-action, previews and extensive candidate profiles with storage of everything about the candidate make HireBee the optimal platform for candidate management.

Besides its ease-of-use, the platform ensures that the interface is pleasant to look at. The interface doesn’t intimidate the user with an overwhelming cluster of data to read through. Instead,  it makes the experience more pleasant with a vibrant aesthetic, photo profiles of the candidates, and clearly formatted information.

Enjoy other Automation Features

Outlining all automation features in HireBee would require the mention of every feature, since one of HireBee’s core purposes is to ease the amount of manual work which has to be done by recruiters, and virtually every function within HireBee contributes to this purpose. So we instead listed the automation tools which are built specifically for automation purposes. 

To learn more about how HireBee can ease your recruiting team’s workload in an optimal manner, check out our other awesome features which automate your work load, such as our automated reporting and analytics, and the other features listed on our home page.

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3 Common Employer Branding Mistakes to Avoid

Employer branding has become an important part of recruitment, with companies being pressured to be competitive in the labour market with their offerings to their employees. This is obviously a good thing for the employees, but small business owners may find it hard to compete with massive employer brands. In our previous article, we discussed the main aspects of employer branding. Now we will look at some common mistakes made in recruitment which could be hurting your employer branding.

Candidate waiting for response

1. Bad Candidate Communication

No one likes being ghosted. After applying to your job opening, candidates expect to hear back from you, and they expect this to happen within a reasonable timeframe. Not reaching back to rejected candidates, not reviewing all job applicants and not keeping candidates informed with the progress of their application are all common mistakes which hurt your candidate experience.

In the eyes of the applicants, this is their only personal experience with you thus far, so all the great working conditions and your beautiful employer brand messaging won’t matter if you let them down during the application process. This is because to job-seekers, the candidate experience is representative of the employee experience.

You can luckily easily fix this problem with automated candidate communication. With HireBee, you can create email templates which are sent out automatically to candidates when you move them through the hiring process. The templates allow you to find a balance between personalized and automated emails.

Make a good first impression

2. Failing to Make a Good First Impression

Attracting talent is difficult with an unattractive job description. A clumsy job description with unclear tasks and responsibilities, unclear remuneration, no inspiring mission, and no flavour is one sure way of driving away talented individuals who saw your job opening.

Make sure your job descriptions are beautifully crafted to lay out all that the job applicant will need to know in one place, and that your brand’s personality shines through. What you will need is a career website, linked in your job postings on online job boards, which showcase your brand’s personality and company culture, and allow you to insert valuable content for the applicant. If applicants are going to be researching your company on the web anyways, why not leave a good impression by providing some of what they are looking for before they surf the web for more info?

HireBee’s career page builder is an easy to use tool which allows you to craft beautifully designed career pages. Linked to your job postings, this career page will allow you to include: your company info, active job openings, employment benefits, videos, a photo gallery, testimonials and social media links.

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3. Slow interview scheduling

You have reviewed a candidate, and decided to move them through to an interview stage. However, now you will need to schedule an interview time and date with them. Being too slow with your interview scheduling may result in you losing the candidate, as they would have progressed faster through the application processes of other employers and already received offers.  Additionally, this hurts the candidate experience, and we’ve already discussed why you don’t want that to happen.

With HireBee, interview scheduling is easily done through the platform with calendar integrations and Zoom integration for online interviews. Application status changes to the interview stages of your workflow requires you to put in a scheduled date and time, so you’ll never forget or delay interviews with your candidates.

We hope that you avoid these mistakes in the future, and come out on top with your employer branding strategy! In a bid to create a successful employer brand, there’s no need to make these completely avoidable mistakes!

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