Ethical recruiting refers to recruiting focuses on careful, considered selection and placement. A hiring process should have a regular, reliable cadence that allows positions to be filled in a timely manner and doesn’t leave candidates in an endless process. But ethical hiring focuses on quality candidates over quantity and is meant to facilitate the right long-term fit as opposed to just filling the position.
Why is ethical recruiting important?
Your business reputation depends on how well you treat employees – and that includes recruiting them. Ethical recruitment helps grow a better reputation for businesses because it stresses communication with candidates, transparency in job postings, follow-up on questions, feedback after hiring, and a whole host of healthy, holistic hiring practices.
Quality of new hires
Ethical recruiting is the driving force behind the best candidates. Some of the practice of sourcing and hiring requires attention to unspoken details or things that aren’t on a resume, like a candidate’s ability to get to an interview on time, follow up to an email, and more. But ethical recruiting focuses on factors beyond personality, like skills assessment, referrals, and other considerations that speak to the quality of someone’s skills and fit for a role.
An attitude of ethical recruiting means that no matter what department or group is hiring, the candidate experience will be consistent and hiring managers will know what to expect. They can also be assured that no matter what role they’re hiring for, they are getting candidates who have the right skills and experience to succeed in the role.
Recruiting is a commitment of time, energy, and money. To be successful – to find and place the right people in the roles and keep them there – the process should be methodical and careful, focusing on the right things and not just settling for the candidate that will help you close the posting.
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