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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Candidate Sourcing with HireBee

Candidate Sourcing in Recruitment

Candidate sourcing is one of the most important tasks of recruiters. The process involves finding potential candidates and converting them to active candidates through relationship building, or candidate relationship management. But sometimes, it may be difficult to evaluate whether a potential candidate would be a good fit to the job or not, especially if the recruiter is not specialised in the field they’re recruiting for. And some sourcing procedures may be too disorganized or ineffective to source productively and produce results. 

So what’s the solution? How can you source candidates effectively from all lines of work and not worry about all the uncertainties? We present to you HireBee’s solutions which make sourcing an easier and more informative process. Recruiters shouldn’t feel unconfident sourcing from fields of work they have little technical familiarity with, and their sourcing should be optimized with a purpose-built database and interface which makes adding candidates to the pipeline simple and quick!

AI Powered Smart Candidate Screening

HireBee ATS Candidate Management

One of the many powerful features you’ll be adding to your arsenal by recruiting with HireBee is our AI powered smart candidate screening. The uncertainty of evaluating the candidates’ technical compatibility with the job opening shouldn’t haunt you when sourcing! HireBee’s deep learning algorithm determines a ranking for your candidates in correspondence to their applied or assigned job. Don’t worry! The human is still at the wheel, and will likely always be…

There’s a multitude of ways with which you can use this feature to enhance your hiring. In the sourcing front, you are given a ranking which indicates how well the candidate matches for the corresponding job. You can use this feature to start sourcing candidates in your internal database from the top rankings, introducing priorities in your recruitment and making informed hiring decisions.

HireBee’s Sourcing Chrome Extension

Are you browsing the web and see a candidate you like? Easily import them to your talent pool or assign them to a job with HireBee’s sourcing chrome extension! With a tool like this, you’ll never have to worry about missing your chance to add impressive talent to your pipeline. Set your sights on top talent and source like a Ninja!

HireBee’s sourcing extension adds candidates with automatically filled information, including an auto-completed CV, and allows recruiters to quickly and reliably source their candidates with the options of adding hashtags and notes to create a rich candidate profile which can be easily reviewed throughout the hiring process later on. The extension works with LinkedIn, Gmail, Github, Headhunter and Mail.ru.

Create and Manage Your Talent Pool

The need of talent is perpetual, and that is why recruiters need to be ready to meet their current and future needs. Being prepared with a database of talent sourced is a great way of being ahead of the curve and nurturing relationship with your talent. Create talent pools with HireBee to leverage rich candidate profiles with high-functioning capabilities, and the ease of adding candidates either manually or through our chrome extension.

Candidates sourced to your talent pool are always readily accessible and at arm’s reach for job offers and communication. Communicating with your passive candidates through the HireBee platform increases speed and concertation. Hire with focus to boost your candidate experience and productivity.

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Not getting enough candidates for job openings? This may be why

Causes of a Lack of Job Candidates

Having large amounts of candidates apply to your job openings is instrumental for finding the right hires. That’s because it is more likely that there are more qualified organizational fits to choose from. As such, it is a serious obstacle for employers if they are unable to attract and source decent amounts of candidates for their job openings, as the quality-of-hire could be at undesirable levels. What can be causing employers to not be able to find enough candidates for job openings? Here are what the causes of a lack of job applicants may be.

Your Job Description is Unattractive or Confusing

An unimpressive job description may be one of the main factors. Your job advertisements should not leave room for confusion or speculation, and should look good. Job descriptions without clear responsibility details, the desired qualifications and a summary of the employee experience can create room for confusion. Try to make your job descriptions as concise and informative as possible, and ensure all of the relevant information is made available for the job-seekers. 

Confused Job Applicant

Job-seekers should know exactly what qualifications you are looking for in your candidates, what responsibilities the job entails and also should understand the gist of what tasks they will be doing. You will also be doing yourself a favor, as you will find that you will be receiving a lot less irrelevant applications from unqualified candidates.

Your Candidate Experience is Driving Applicants Away

Of course, the candidate experience after the job-seeker has submitted his application will not directly affect your number of applicants. Although it may in the future, as it hurts your employer brand. TalentLyft’s research indicates that the percentage of candidates with a negative experience who will: not apply again, and share their experience with their friends are both 69%. Regardless, it may be the candidate experience pre-application that is hurting your numbers. Candidates will want to have as much information as possible, and a great career page helps solve just that. A career page with pictures, videos, testimonials, all contact information and relevant links can both maximize the information available, and make your page look awesome.

Additionally, the candidate’s application process may also determine if they are interested in following through with their application. A strenuous experience applying may push the candidate away from applying. As such it would be a good idea to review the ease of applying.

You’re not Tracking the Effectiveness of Your Candidate Sourcing

In the modern job market landscape, there are many sources of candidates which employers can utilize. Social media like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter; job boards like Indeed, Glassdoor, Monster and Headhunter; and other sources such as referrals, career fairs, networking and much more are all available options. 

Candidate Sourcing Analytics with HireBee
Candidate Sourcing Analytics with HireBee

Now this is all fine and dandy, but how do you know which sources you should focus on most? Well, this is where recruitments analytics comes in. Reporting on your recruitment analytics is a process which is made a lot easier with recruitment software like HireBee. Essentially, you will track metrics like sources of hire, sources of candidates and cost per hire for your sources, and determine your most optimal sources of hire.

In conclusion…

In conclusion there may be many such causes which are hurting your number of applicants. And even if you think the number of applicants you are receiving is adequate, if these three bottlenecks are present in your recruitment process, it is still definitely worth being rid of them. We hope you will be able to honestly evaluate your recruitment process and strive for continuous optimization.

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HireBee’s Branded Career Pages

Branded Career Pages that Maximize the Candidate Experience

A well-written job description on a job board alone will not captivate the talent you’re looking for. In today’s world of social media and remarkably short attention spans, you’ll need something better. And HireBee’s branded career pages may be just what you need.

Looking to show off your company culture and advance your employer brand? Simple text crammed in with your job description will rarely do the trick. What you need is an awesome branded career page which captivates your candidates, and shows off your company culture with awesome visuals. You’ll also be able to provide all the information your candidates need to evaluate your company’s offerings as an employer. 

Awesome Visuals to Make Your Page Appealing

HireBee branded career page

HireBee’s branded career pages have a neat layout, which make the page visually appealing and stand out from the crowd. In these pages, you can use awesome visuals such as photo galleries, videos and employee testimonials. You can even include your blogs and articles which you have been writing to boost your employer brand and engage with your passive candidates!

Your career page will also include all of your active job openings and employment benefits. As such, HireBee’s career page becomes an awesome site which your candidates can easily browse through for garnering information regarding your available positions and your offerings as an employer.

Include All of the Important Links and Relevant Info

You have social media pages with which you aim to engage with your candidates? Link them! You have a company web page? Link it! You have contact information with which you want to make yourselves available to the candidates? Link. Them.

By including all of the relevant links or information with which you would like your candidates to interact with, you can essentially guide the candidates and boost the candidate experience

A True Central Hub for Your Employer Brand

All of the content you will include in your career page will nicely piece together to create a central hub for your employer brand. The career page will not only be appreciated by you, but most importantly your candidates, as they will be able to browse through the page to easily access all of the relevant information about you as an employer. The convenience of this will boost your candidate experience, and advance your employer brand. Register for a demo with us today, to experiment with the feature, and create your own branded career page.

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Why the Candidate Experience is Important

The candidate experience has become a very important part of recruitment. With employer branding on the rise, and competition in the labor market growing, ensuring a good candidate experience has become a requirement for some, and an ambition for many. In this article, we will discuss the reasons why the candidate experience is so important, and how HireBee can help.

Winning the Competition

It is very likely that the top candidates that you are pursuing are receiving offers from multiple companies, and you want to be the odd one out. But not in the bad way. And providing a bad candidate experience may just make you stand out in the bad way.  

The trick is to think about your job opening as a product in the labor market. Now imagine, people want to buy your product, but you’re not making it easy for them. They reach out to you, but you’re not reaching back. But look! They reached out to your competition and they responded, so now why would they buy your product? 

So if you don’t want to be the odd one out for all the wrong reasons, you will need to ensure that your candidate experience doesn’t leave your candidates frustrated. Make a good first impression, and leave a positive impact on the candidate.

Maintaining Your Employer Brand

If your employer branding is on point with its marketing, career pages and content generation, it all won’t matter if the “product” you’re providing isn’t great. With the internet, negative and positive experiences spread fast, and for some reason, negative experiences spread faster. The negative candidate experiences which you have offered may be shared on employer review sites like Glassdoor, through social media and word of mouth in general. This may seriously hurt your employer brand.

Keeping Your Candidates Engaged

It’s not always the employer who forgets about some job applications. In the age of the internet, it is extremely easy to submit job applications, although it may not be extremely easy to get the job. Candidates who have applied to multiple jobs might forget about the job application they submitted for your job opening, and if they receive offers faster from other companies, they might forget considering your company because they may have simply forgotten.

This is why it is important to keep your candidates engaged throughout the process, answer any questions they may have and keep them informed with where they are in the hiring process. Keeping your candidates engaged is a great way to stand out for all the right reasons.

HireBee Career Page Builder
HireBee’s Career Page Builder

How HireBee can Help

HireBee offers solutions for automated candidate communication through email integration, and a career page builder for your job posting. With HireBee, you can prepare customized workflows with customized email templates, to send out automated emails to candidates when their application status is changed. Keeping candidates informed with their progress is made super easy with HireBee! HireBee also provides users with a career page builder to include visuals, articles, testimonials, photos and videos. Include awesome branded career pages in your job postings to boost candidate experience and improve your employer branding!

In conclusion, the candidate experience is integral for maintaining your employer branding, increasing your quality of hires and keeping your candidates engaged. HireBee’s solutions help you improve your candidate experience and stay competitive in the labor market .

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