Saving time and money during the hiring process

Beth Furness

With the new territory comes many questions, including How can I decrease the cost of hiring? One answer is to improve the acquisition funnel. Here are some of the best ways to improve the application process and in turn decrease the costs associated with hiring

1. Less is more:.

The less steps in an acquisition funnel, the better for a potential applicant. On average, the completion rate of job applications is 10.6% andover 20% of candidates will not apply if the process takes more than 20 minutes[1]. So, reconsider how long it takes to get from application to completion.

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2. Mobiles are the ultimate weapon.‍

If you have a mobile-friendly website, you will get more people accessing and applying for gigs. 70% of users are applying for jobs through their phone: with the convenience of being able to apply from anywhere in the world, it is important that your mobile pages are of the highest standard. This will attract more people to your platform and leaves a fantastic lasting impression in the minds of the applicant.

3. On the straight and narrow.

Keep the requirements simple and easy to understand in order to get the most people through the process. A common misconception is that by including many in-depth points, you will filter out the candidates in a survival of the fittest. Wrong! The more complex you make the information, the less engaging it will be and many will not bother to read through the encyclopedia you provided.


4. Language is key.

the importance of assessing the type of language used is vital.Who is your audience? How do you want to be portrayed?If you are, for example, trying to hire academics you may wish to consult the thesaurus. On the other hand, for many other jobs, easy to understand is the key.


5. Time for a demo.

Checking the running of not only your application page(s) but also the whole website, as often applicants will look for further information on your website. People like to get a feel for the company before committing,and the company website is like a glimpse through the keyhole.


In order to grow and develop a company, you need solid foundations: at Sourcie, we provide world-class services to help match you with the right candidates, however, you need strong foundations. A smooth website, simple application process and keeping it all mobile user-friendly are key in having the offers rolling in.

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