How to Build a Recruitment Pipeline

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  • How to Build a Recruitment Pipeline

    Aditya Sharma

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Frequently Asked Questions

A recruiting pipeline is a way to visualize the hiring process over time. Each pipeline corresponds to a job. Candidates participate in the recruitment process from one end, stepping up the pipeline until a qualified candidate is hired.

Creating a recruitment pipeline is crucial in building a successful talent acquisition strategy. It will help you identify and attract new hires and retain employees by providing them with opportunities to grow within your organization.

To build a strong recruiting pipeline, you should:

  • Recruit according to your business strategy
  • Find and attract the right talent
  • Leverage in-house employees(referrals)
  • Leverage job boards and social media
  • Use AI and chatbots in the hiring process

A hiring/recruitment funnel is a framework that defines the stages of the hiring process from start to finish. The journey down the hiring funnel narrows the pool of candidates until someone is picked to hire.

The stages involved in recruiting pipeline are:

  • Opening the requisition
  • Screening the applicants
  • Interviewing the candidates
  • Selecting the best
  • Making the offer

The metrics you should track for recruitment are:

  • Time to hire.
  • Source of hire.
  • Diversity of candidates.
  • Attrition rate.
  • Quality of hire.
  • Applicants per role.
  • Cost per hire.
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