If you're a hiring manager at a landscaping company, you know that finding good employees can be tough. The competition is fierce, and the green industry is known for being challenging and demanding. Furthermore, the hiring process has evolved dramatically in recent years, and blue-collar laborers aren’t job-searching the way they did just a few years ago.
That’s why we partnered with Grow The Bench to develop an infographic guide to navigating the new hiring landscape that will help you:
Assess your screening process.
Are you turning people down or walling people off for reasons that have no bearing on their ability to do the job? Pull someone from operations to review your screening process and see where you can make adjustments to let more people into your pool of candidates.
Leverage technology in practical and affordable ways.
You can’t be everywhere at once, but automation technology can make it seem like you are. No one likes to be left on read, kept in the dark, or out of the loop—and job-seekers are no exception. Moving them through the process as quickly as possible and communicating with them every step of the way (even the internal steps, like reviewing resumes and drafting offer letters) lets them know you’re still interested, and demonstrates your respect for their time.
Do your part to get them in for the interview.
Interview ghosting has become a recent phenomenon that many hiring managers are experiencing. While it’s tempting and easy to blame it on candidates (and even use it as an excuse to trash their application) that’s not a productive mindset. Instead, act on the assumption that candidates really do want the interview, and do what you can to reduce friction in making it happen.
Ready to put it all into action? Register for Grow The Bench’s free course on recruiting to take a deeper dive on the tactics and strategies presented in the infographic.
And don’t forget to sign up for a free 7-day trial of Team Engine so we can show you how our HR automation platform will streamline, simplify and speed up your hiring process.