The Importance of the Recruiting Process and Strategy

The best oil and gas talent typically isn’t on the market for very long. So as a hiring manager, you have to act quickly and decisively and know exactly how to find the talent you need for any open position. The pipeline industry is highly competitive, which means you can expect to receive an abundance of applications on any job posting you publish. Having your recruiting process and strategy down to a science is essential in setting your company apart from the competition and finding top talent quicker than others.

Why Some Recruiting Strategies Fail

The traditional pipeline recruiting strategy involves several layers and many hands and eyes touching various resumes. This means a resume gets emailed to HR, viewed by the HR manager, either set aside or sent to the hiring manager for further review, gets sent back and eventually the candidate gets a phone call or email back. The only way this process could be effective is if those steps happened in a matter of minutes, but the truth is it usually takes weeks to get through the process. During this time, the candidate may have heard back from other companies quicker, so your chances of landing the best oil and gas talent diminish as a result.

Complete Visibility Is Key For Hiring The Best Talent

Companies often rely too heavily on emails for their recruiting strategy. The problem is people may get dozens or even hundreds of emails per day and some can easily get lost in the shuffle. Hiring managers in the pipeline industry need to have complete visibility to the applicants who apply to their open positions. No one has the time to manually sort through hundreds of resumes daily to pick out the good qualities from the bad ones and narrow the list down to a handful of candidates. The good news is automation can provide hiring managers with the complete visibility needed, and is done so with an Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

Utilize An Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

An ATS can streamline pipeline recruiting and ensure hiring managers have complete visibility in their recruiting process. You can set specific keywords or terms you want to see in each resume and the ATS will filter those for you so you’ll only see the qualified candidates based on your criteria. And the best part about it is you don’t have to have a lot of back-and-forth emails with your team. The result is being able to read through more qualified resumes to find the best oil and gas talent for your position, rather than reading more unqualified candidate resumes.

The Pipeline Connection is dedicated to connecting oil and gas talent with the top companies that have open positions. Your recruiting process is essential for hiring talent that stays for the long-term and avoiding turnover that can become very costly. Make your recruiting process more efficient and register with us today and learn about all of the benefits we can provide to your organization in the short-term and long-term.

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