Whew, you’ve finally managed to find and hire the perfect person to fill a crucial remote role in your organization.
Both of you are experiencing a wonderful afterglow: you because at last, you have the talent you need.
Your new hire, because they just know it’s going to be the most amazing job ever! So you kick back and…
Now is really NOT the time to relax.
A critical element of retaining great remote employees is the onboarding process. In fact, Forbes reports that 69% of employees are more likely to stay with an organization if they had a positive onboarding experience.
But what does that mean?
A surefire way to guarantee your hires have a fantastic remote employee experience is to personalize everything from recruitment to the onboarding process.
Personalization allows you to:
- build a strong talent pipeline
- make sure you attract and hire the best talent
- improve your time-to-hire rates
- boost your employer branding
- reduce the unnecessary labor costs that come with several onboarding activities
We’re about to let you in on a great way to personalize your recruitment and onboarding process, so you can get the benefits mentioned above and more. The secret ingredient is online scheduling software.
A dynamic appointment scheduling platform makes it easier for applicants to book appointments and can help you to prioritize remote onboarding activities. This will increase quality candidate interactions and speed up the recruitment process.
Let’s dive into exactly how online scheduling solutions can help you breathe new life and efficiency into your recruitment and onboarding processes.
1. Easy Prioritization
Prioritization is one of the best practices for onboarding remote employees.
As organizations transition to innovative recruitment methods, hiring managers need to be flexible in scheduling employee onboarding and recruiting for a positive experience.
Often, when you are trying to bring multiple remote candidates in for a remote interview, you may find yourself going back and forth via email for days or even weeks to search for a convenient time for everyone.
The candidate can begin to feel that their time isn’t being valued, especially if many of their suggested meeting times end up being declined.
The advantage of the scheduling software solution is it allows your remote employees to quickly and easily schedule an interview at a time that suits them.
It also lets you get everyone you need to sit in on the interviews.
While hiring managers almost always lead the interview sessions, there are many reasons why you may need someone from a different department to join as well to give a specific, often technical perspective. Scheduling software makes it easy to book an interview time that suits everyone involved.
2. Dynamic Interviews
Ensuring dynamic and relevant interviews can be challenging for businesses that are hiring personnel for multiple departments.
How many times have you, as an interviewee, been asked questions that don’t exactly align with the job you applied for? Or worse, are asked a series of cliche interview questions and not much more?
Many hiring managers ask every candidate the same questions, even if they are applying for different positions.
This can lead to a very generic experience that can easily miss important points since you are asking questions that may not be relevant to the candidate’s role.
Appointment scheduling software can help eliminate this issue.
You will have all the details about the candidate and the position they’ve applied for ahead of time.
By letting candidates schedule their interviews, you can create pre-determined questions and get the responses you need to plan a well-thought-out meeting (see example).
You will also spend less time on the actual scheduling and therefore have a lot more time to prepare for the interview.
Using online scheduling in this way can unlock insights and determine how you can improve your process for particular departmental recruitment and onboarding. It also lets you develop a proven and effective procedure for specific job positions, which you can use in all future recruitment and onboarding.
By adding structure to your interviewing, you can create a better experience for everyone involved and make candidates truly feel that their time and efforts are valued.