For most employers, the process of applicant screening is an important part of recruiting. Hiring the wrong person can be a costly mistake. You need to be sure that when you make the “offer to hire” you are inviting best person to work in your company.
Candidate screening will help you to identify the strongest candidates and typically involves researching the background of applicants to add depth to their application and verify the accuracy of their CV, resume and claims on their job application form.
The process of candidate screening has been around for yearst, from the traditional methods like calling old employers for a reference, or the more recent approach of conducting research via social recruiting.
Whatever method is used, candidate screening is crucial in the recruitment process. In fact, it has been estimated that anywhere from 20% to over 50% of job applicants embellish their credentials, like when “Mary” lied about having a Master’s degree when applying and was later fired because of it. Therefore, having the right candidate screening tools can assist in the recruitment process providing you with only the best, and the brightest, for your team. There are other added benefits, though:
JobPage is an innovation leader in social candidate screening. JobPage automatically aggregates and builds a social profile, or visual CV, for each person that applies to one of your jobs. The social profile displays a summary of all of the major social networks that the individual is engaged on, including their LinkedIn profile, latest Tweets and publicly shared Facebook data (we do not display any private data). JobPage also displays their “Klout” social media engagement score and if we’ve managed to source a photo from one of their social network profiles, then that too.
Additionally, when creating your jobs you can also create custom job application forms, complete with your own questions that intelligently challenge applicants when they apply.
We help you find the perfect fit for the job. Instead of you scouring tons of LinkedIn profiles, going through tons of CV’s/resumes, and wondering if this will work out, we do all the legwork for you.
Plus, each candidate can be scored, with the choice of leaving comments or adding reminders, which can help you manage applicants. JobPage can send you an email reminder on the day of a candidate's interview, or remind you to source their references.
Why not give our social candidate screening a try?
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