Using Technology When Recruiting for Housing Positions

Leo Rolf

Posted 26/02/2019
by Leo Rolf

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Using Technology When Recruiting for Housing Positions

Using recruitment technology when hiring for housing positions is becoming increasingly popular. When positions become available, there is often an urgency to fill them to keep everything ticking along. However, filling them too quickly can mean the wrong people are chosen. Spending more time poring over application forms or CVs can also be problematic, leaving a vacancy open for longer than is desired.

There are many important and varied roles within the housing sector. Finding the right people to fill them can be challenging, but that time-consuming process can be streamlined. Recruitment technology has the power to identify the best candidates and present them to recruiters far more quickly than they could find them using older methods.

Recruitment technology is perfect for permanent and contract housing positions

Regardless of the type of position you are offering, recruitment technology can reduce the amount of time it takes to fill such positions. Tests can be taken online and at a convenient time for the applicant. They work as part of the recruitment process for permanent, temporary, and contract roles. This versatility can be relied upon again and again whenever a new role arises.

Specific housing recruitment tests can be created to find those with the right skills

Those following older methods for finding and recruiting staff may not discover someone does not have the required core skills until after they have been recruited. The potential cost to the business of such a mistake can be significant.

Requiring all applicants to undertake core skills tests as part of the recruitment process prevents this scenario from occurring. You can discover which applicants have the right skills to thrive in the housing sector. This may include basic tests such as English language and maths. Anyone failing at this early stage can be removed from the process, thereby making it easier to review other applications that stand a greater chance of being accepted.

Discover how good someone is at providing attention to detail

While you would expect any candidate to display good basic English and maths skills, various roles within the housing sector require more than this. You want your successful applicants to display an aptitude for the job at hand. Their cognitive abilities should also be reliable.

Recruitment technology can also provide online testing ahead of the interview stage that will cover these aspects. It will narrow the field further with little to no input from you. This means you can focus on other tasks your role demands, all the while knowing your recruitment process is being handled in the best possible manner.

Recruitment technology can be adapted for specific housing positions

You know which skills and abilities will be required in each housing role you are recruiting for. Recruiters often rely on gut instincts to help steer them towards those they feel are right for the roles. However, this leaves plenty of room for error.

Investing in specific housing employment tests tailored towards local authorities and housing associations among others will highlight which applicants should reach the interview stage. This offers a fast, convenient, and accurate way to point out which people should be interviewed. This means far fewer interviews will need to be fitted into your schedule, while also offering a greater chance of finding the best people for your available roles.

Recruiting is a necessity in all industries. The housing sector has specific requirements that can make the process more challenging. However, relying on recruitment technology gives you the chance to find the ideal candidate every time.

To learn more, call Skillsarena today on +44 (0)203 693 2201 or send an email and we’ll be back in contact.

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