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How to Streamline Your Hiring Process to Attract Top Talent

You need to fill an open position on your team, but you don’t have hiring help in Lehigh Valley. This means you’re leading the charge yourself, which isn’t easy.

However, you’re determined to overhaul your inefficient hiring process, because it’s increasing your time-to-hire while decreasing the candidate experience. Here’s some advice to help you hire better and faster.

5 Tips to Streamline Your Hiring Process

Rewrite Job Descriptions

As with most things, jobs evolve with time. This means a position you’re working to fill now probably isn’t exactly the same as it was the last time it was empty. Many employers don’t realize this, and inadvertently market a position as something it’s not, by posting an old job description.

This becomes problematic in the interview phase because you have a group of candidates who think they’re interviewing for a job that doesn’t actually exist. Get it right the first time by rewriting job descriptions from scratch each time they’re posted.

Shorten Your Application

A long job application might seem like an effective way to learn as much as possible about candidates, but that’s not exactly how it works. If the application is too long, it will turn people away. It will also give you a ton of unnecessary information to sort through, which will further extend your time-to-hire.

Condensing the application will allow you to focus more on the skills and values you want in a candidate, leaving less non-pertinent information to sort through.

Prescreen All Candidates

Job interviews are time-consuming for both you and the candidate. Save everyone time by prescreening candidates with a phone interview or questionnaire. This helps you learn more about candidates, so you can make sure you’re only conducting formal interviews with people who have what it takes to succeed in the role.

Simplify the Interview Process

It’s definitely smart to have more than one person at your company meet with candidates before making a hiring decision. However, this takes an inefficient turn when candidates are required to have individual interviews with several different people. Tighten this process up by doing interviews panel style, so candidates can meet all key team members at once, instead of having to make the rounds.

Standardize Background Checks

Every seasoned hiring manager understands the importance of running a proper background check on candidates — i.e., checking references, running criminal history and ensuring their education information is accurate. However, this can get very time-consuming if proper standards aren’t in place. Formalizing this process will save time and reduce stress because when things are always done the same way, there’s not much room for confusion.

If you need to fill an open position at your Lehigh Valley company, HTSS, Inc. is here to help. We won’t stop searching until we find top talent who perfectly fits your company culture. Get in touch today to discuss a partnership!



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  • On-site coordinators available to handle all aspects of managing your temporaries.

Spend less time and money recruiting, screening and managing your workforce – and more time reaching your business goals.

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CEO Letter

As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.