Why Shortening Your Application and Communicating Regularly Are Important to Job Seekers

Candidates interested in filling your job openings want a fast application process and regular communication. Because they tend to have many employment options, job seekers want to apply quickly, know where they are in the process, the next steps, and when they will hear from you. Otherwise, candidates are likely to find work elsewhere.

Discover why a fast application process and ongoing candidate communication are necessary parts of your hiring process.


1. Streamlined Application Process

Be sure the job application can be printed in an easy-to-read format and completed in person, at home, or on a mobile device. Job seekers will be more inclined to complete and submit them. Having candidates include their contact information, work experience, education, references, availability, signature, and application date makes it easier to review them. You can see which job seekers meet the requirements and should be contacted for interviews. The other applications can be filed and potentially used to fill future openings.

2. Candidate Relationships

Providing regular communication is part of cultivating relationships with candidates. This includes information about your company, its culture, the job, team, manager, and hiring process. Continuously providing information and transparency builds trust and respect. Job seekers are more likely to remain engaged in the recruitment process when they receive regular updates and know what to expect.

3. Employer Standards and Expectations

The level of communication you provide candidates indicates what they should expect from you if hired. This is why sharing information on an ongoing basis is essential. Job seekers want to see that you keep them in the loop about decisions and next steps. They also need to know that one of your top priorities is providing the necessary details to make informed decisions.

4. Positive Candidate Experience

Your job application plays a role in your candidate experience. If your application is too long or difficult to complete, job seekers are likely to abandon it. Those who finish may be less inclined to show up for interviews. This results in a smaller talent pool and potentially less-qualified applicants. Candidates who have a bad experience are likely to share their stories on employer review sites. This can affect the number and quality of candidates who apply for roles going forward. It also can impact your employer brand.

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Rebuilding Your Workforce – The Benefit of Hiring Contingent Labor

With new safety procedures required for companies to reopen, it is time to get back to work; however, that might mean rebuilding your current team. When determining how to hire, you must understand the uncertainty surrounding current projects and the potential for plans to change. The solution may be finding workers on a contract basis. Consider these benefits of hiring contingent labor.    

Get the workers you need faster   

You are trying to make wise decisions, but you do not want a long process in making them. After evaluating the scope of the project, you know the tradespeople required and want to onboard them as soon as possible. Typically, this would begin an exhaustive search for permanent hires, but with contingent, you can focus on the skills that matter and recruit workers fast. With the assistance of a staffing agency, you can locate these individuals and get the project started faster.    

Hire for specific skills  

Another benefit of contingent labor is the skillsets workers bring to the table. You are looking at their specific abilities to do one specific job, or maybe several tasks related to your project. You can focus your search on what you precisely need.    

Opportunity for permanent hire   

You set the terms of how long you need the candidate for, and you can offer a contract-to-hiroption if desired. This means you are only looking for a tradesperson for a set amount of time, but there is the potential for a more long-term relationship should the opportunity be there.    

Help from niche staffing agencies   

Previously, the benefit of a faster hire was mentioned, and a staffing agency is the best way to do it. Most agencies focus on an industry to better understand the needs of their clients. When sourcing, they are constantly looking for the top workers who are able to meet a wide variety of needs 

We can help you with your trade staffing needs 

Trade Management exists for this reason. We know you need time to focus on what makes you profitable: building and bidding, so we take care of the rest. We continually source and screen the quality personnel needed for today’s skilled trade and construction workforce. Want to learn more about how we can help you?  Contact Trade Management today!