There are a lot of different skills that fall into the recruiting bucket: writing, negotiating, investigating and more. However, at its core, recruiting really is all about building and maintaining strong relationships, and no relationship is more critical to the recruiting process than that of recruiter and hiring manager.
In an ideal world, recruiters and hiring managers would work seamlessly together, keeping communication open and honest, always on the same page about the kinds of candidates they’re looking for and never causing one another bottlenecks. But we don’t live in an ideal world and working seamlessly with hiring managers isn’t always easy. That’s why Entelo recently released a new feature, Hiring Manager Candidate Review Queue, a tool that makes sharing candidate lists and gathering feedback from your hiring manager a breeze.
This tool is so functional and easy to use that it goes beyond sharing lists of candidates for your hiring manager to approve. Here are three hacks for the Hiring Manager Review Queue:
1. Training teammates. When training entry-level recruiters, use Hiring Manager Candidate Review Queue as a tool for giving feedback on their sourced candidates. Trainees create a list of candidates for a specific role and send it to peers, mentors or a more experienced recruiter for feedback. Hiring Manager Candidate Review allows the reviewer to give the thumbs up or thumbs down on candidates as well as provide the reasons behind those choices to help trainees learn and course correct if they’re not on the right track.
2. Efficiently follow up after a recruiting event. Gathering physical resumes at an in-person recruiting event can be awkward and doesn’t allow for quick and seamless review. Instead, upload a list of all the attendees from your recruiting, networking or diversity event into the Entelo platform. Entelo will populate a list with each attendee’s Entelo profile, which contains AI powered insights that go beyond a standard resume, so hiring managers have all the information they need to make an informed decision on the prospect. Using the Hiring Manager Candidate Review Queue, recruiters can share this list with hiring managers for feedback and engage with the right candidates in a timely manner.
3. Improving the referral process. For many companies, referrals are the #1 source of hire, but referrals still require research. To expedite referrals, add the names of each referrals to a list within Entelo. Once the list is prepared, use Hiring Manager Candidate Review Queue to share the list with your hiring manager. With insights that go far beyond the resume, your hiring manager will have all the information they need to know about each referral. Hiring managers will be able to make quick and informed decisions on these candidates so you can get back to referrals faster.
Yes, Hiring Manager Candidate Review Queue is an extremely useful tool when it comes to managing hiring manager relationships, but it has many other use cases beyond that function. We encourage our users to think outside the box and use this tool to increase engagement and make better hires, faster.