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    What Are The Stages Of The Recruitment Lifecycle?

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        From trying to track down the right candidate for a position to familiarising them with your business, there are many hiring process steps to complete. In the next sections, we’ll answer the question ‘what are the stages of recruitment?’ in detail with an in-depth look at each step and what’s involved. Read on to find out more.

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        Stage 1: Preparation

        In this important first stage, you’ll define who the ideal candidate is for a role and prepare your search. You’ll identify the specific education, experience and skills the candidate should have but also the personal qualities you’re looking for to ensure they’re suited to your firm. All this information can then form your job description.

        Stage 2: Sourcing

        Next up is sourcing. This stage involves searching for passive and active candidates. Your company website, job boards, social media sites like LinkedIn and employee referrals are all among the sources you can tap for potential candidates.

        Stage 3: Screening

        When you have many applicants for a single position, you’ll need to narrow the field. In this stage, you must screen all applicants by going through their CVs and other details to create a shortlist.

        Stage 4: Selecting

        The selection process takes place in this stage. You’ll interview candidates and ask them detailed questions regarding their education, experience and skills as well as their knowledge of your business. After interviews, you’ll need to carry out background and reference checks.

        Stage 5: Hiring

        The next stage is to hire. By this point, you’ll have identified the candidate that you would like to hire. Now that you have made your final selection, you’ll send a formal offer to your chosen candidate. Be prepared to answer any questions they may have about the role before they accept.

        Stage 6: Onboarding

        If the candidate accepts your offer, you can begin this final stage and familiarise them with your company. This might include a formal orientation programme, a compulsory training program or an organised meet-and-greet between the new candidate and their team. Effectively completing the onboarding stage is critical to the candidate being successful in their role going forwards.

        If you’re seeking leading recruitment technology to streamline your process for hiring a new employee, we can help. Our model assists you to hire professionals that stay put, thrive, and achieve the right results.

        Get in touch with Headway Recruitment now to get started or discuss the different stages of recruitment in detail.

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