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Top 5 Ways to Use Technology To Speed Up the Hiring Process

It’s April 2020 and the global quarantine is still in full effect. It may seem endless now, but this time will not last forever. In terms of hiring, employers need to be ready for when the business is fully operational and the massive amount of unemployed workforce begins to apply for open positions.

Time lost in hiring is time lost in producing much needed revenue, so it’s more important now than ever to utilize technology to quickly hire the right candidates to get your business up and running.

Below we list the Top 5 Ways to Use Technology To Speed Up the Hiring Process.

#1: Applicant Tracking System

Many AI hiring applications contain an advanced applicant tracking system that will enable you to easily monitor key hiring metrics such as “time to fill,” “cost per hire,” and number of applicants applying for certain positions. This means you can accurately keep your hiring budget in line. An example would be to see that a certain position has less applicants and then allocating more advertising budget to that position. 

#2: A Short-Form Messenger Service

Since it is expected that there will be a flood of applicants, it can be assured that communicating with them all in long-form, traditional emails will be a big time suck. Setting up a messenger system that can quickly ask filtering interview questions will be invaluable to hiring managers. The majority of applicants in 2020 are conducting job searches on their phones, so being able to shoot them quick text messages with questions you would normally save for an intro interview will be efficient for both the interviewer and the candidate.

#3: Personality Assessments and Background Checks

Personality and background checks are usually saved for later on in the interview process. However by moving this up to the intro stage you will quickly identify the best candidates for your company culture before even asking any interview questions. There are many free personality tests online that you can send the candidate to in the beginning stages of the hiring process. 

In addition to a personality fit, you need to make sure the candidate’s criminal background is clean. Usually it takes up to 3 days to get a background check so pushing this up to the forefront for qualified candidates can save time in getting them to work. Unlike personality tests, criminal background checks are not free so a hiring manager will have to be be able to utilize all the information available to them to make sure they are checking only qualified candidates.

#4: Video Interview System

Applications such as Zoom enable businesses to take their meetings online via professional video conferencing. While this is not new technology, most entry-level candidates are not asked to participate in video interviews. By opening this way of interviewing up to all positions, a hiring manager can both start the job search process as early as possible and interview multiple candidates at one time. Imagine having your top 10 candidates for an entry level position all on a video conference and being able to ask them the same questions to see how they compare to each other? Probably stressful for the candidates but very enlightening for the interviewer.

#5: Learning Management System

Lastly, outside of the hiring process, the most important aspect in bringing on new employees is the onboarding process. Many companies have well thought out material to ensure the success of their new employees. However, oftentimes that learning system is dependent on in-person training and takes time away from seasoned employees that will need to be dedicating themselves to their own jobs when things are back up and running. Now is the time to invest in an onboarding system that a new hire can complete online, possibly from home. 

An online company academy need not be only for new hires! You can utilize it for continuing education for your current team, making the financial investment work double time for you.

Software such as Enboarder and WorkBright are great examples that you can consider for your company.

While it may seem that this is a time where productivity has halted, you can instead start to discover all the great technology that is out there  to make your transition back to “business as usually” quick and painless. Possibly even better than before!

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Apartment Groundskeeper / Porter (Houston, TX)

Hire Priority, leaders in Multifamily Maintenance Staffing is looking for a qualified candidate for the following position:

Job Title: Apartment Groundskeeper

About Us: This is an amazing property with friendly, fun-loving staff! They take care of their employees and appreciate hard work and loyalty.

Location: Houston

Compensation: Competitive salary/DOE

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Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the community’s appearance: walk the community on a frequent basis and removing litter.
  • Keep common areas (pool, laundry room, dumpster, and recreation areas) free of debris.
  • Rake, sweep, & shovel, safely operate small hand tools and mechanical equipment such as blowers.
  • Perform power washing, paint curbs, maintain light fixtures throughout the property as needed.
  • Perform all other apartment maintenance duties as assigned.

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Requirements:

  • The apartment industry experience is helpful!
  • Experience in basic painting, janitorial work, basic tool use, etc.
  • Has attention detail
  • Ability to work outside for long periods of time
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Be able to pass a drug test

Provide one form of identification and proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Be able to complete an application and interview process

We’d love to hear from you today!

Se Habla Espanol.

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You can apply now or call us at 713-960-9906

Maintenance, Maintenance Assistant, Plumber, Painter, Remodeling, HVAC, EPA, CPO, Apartment units, Apartment complex, Houston Real Estate, Multifamily, HAA, TAA

INDHOU

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

Experience:

  • groundskeeping: 1 year (Preferred)
  • apartment maintenance: 1 year (Preferred)
  • landscaping: 1 year (Preferred)

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Bilingual Leasing Consultant (Austin, Texas)

Hire Priority, leaders in Multifamily Staffing is looking to hire a high-energy Bilingual Leasing Consultant, who is not afraid of working hard and loves interacting with people. If you are motivated, dependable, capable of closing deals, and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

Benefits of Being a Leasing Consultant:

  • Growth opportunities for advancement from within
  • Hourly up to $15/hr DOE plus great benefits and commissions

Leasing Consultant Responsibilities:

  • Engage with prospective residents by showing units and amenities
  • Generate leads and follow up with prospects
  • Prepare and process lease agreements
  • Provide excellent customer service to residents and future residents
  • Execute marketing strategies to increase traffic to the property

Leasing Consultant Requirements:

  • Fluency in Spanish (written and verbal)
  • Minimum one-year experience in the apartment industry preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills, professionalism, and self-confidence are a MUST
  • Weekend availability is a MUST

Please be available for an immediate interview!

Must provide identification and proof of eligibility to work in the U.S, and complete an application and interview process.

We look forward to adding you to our team!

INDAUS

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $13.00 to $15.00 /hour

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $13.00 to $15.00 /hour

Experience:

  • leasing: 1 year (Preferred)
  • customer service: 1 year (Preferred)

Additional Compensation:

  • Commission
  • Bonuses

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Other

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends required

Company’s Facebook page:

  • https://www.facebook.com/hirepriority/?eid=ARBBpRaU6ZFe1onSYqHb8K2TdGfThihpL8Y2MgrNDTWgGBnhQyl2Te9oyDN6uxYosae5pjiiOxAdwogF

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How the Coronavirus Will Impact Hiring

How the Coronavirus Will Impact Hiring

It seems the Coronavirus has taken this country by storm in the past couple weeks and many are saying its greatest impacts will unfold over the next 3-4 months. The fallout from the epidemic is reaching into all corners of our society, especially employment.

Experts are still scrambling to predict what will happen to our country’s workforce and our economy because of the many special circumstances being implemented in hopes to stanch the spread of the contagious virus. Events over 250 or more have been suspended in states like California, with many states expected to follow. Employees are being asked to work from home. Tourism and restaurants are taking a big hit. Healthcare employees are being strained by school closures and other impediments to their essential work.

Below we discuss 3 broad ways that the Coronoaviris will impact hiring over the next few months.

1. Hiring Will Be Reduced Across Industries

The one thing that everyone can agree on during this outbreak is uncertainty. All over the world we see countries virtually shutting down and the impact trickling down to all aspects of life. While we are not to that point here in the United States, it can be agreed on that caution is the best practice during these unusual times. Because of this sentiment, all businesses across all industries will be either greatly reducing or halting their current hiring over the next few weeks until it becomes clear what measures will need to be taken to keep current employees and customers safe.

2. Layoffs Will Be Called Into Action

While this may not be true in all industries, layoffs will be occurring in businesses that are economically impacted by the virus. Already we are seeing substantial layoffs in the tourism industry and special events. 

Economists fear more layoffs in the coming weeks as supply chains come to a halt and people stay home and spend less.

“We will definitely see an effect on jobs from the coronavirus, and it could be pretty large in leisure and hospitality,” said Julia Pollak, labor economist at ZipRecruiter. “The first thing we’ll see is a reduction in hours. We hear many reports of employers canceling staff everywhere except in health care.”

3. More Employees Will Be Asked to Work from Home

A silver lining for many employees will be the opportunity to work from home. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that employers establish “nonpunitive” policies, encouraging employees who are sick or exhibiting symptoms to stay at home. The internet and cloud-based services will be called into play to enable the workforce to be productive from their home computers and telephones.

In the midst of this global pandemic it can be difficult to stay positive. However, many health experts are predicting that the virus will run its course and things will be back to normal around July/August of this year for most industries. Tourism and Hospitality will be the exceptions and will likely continue to suffer while the world at large begins to trust that the threat has passed. 

We can certainly expect an influx of workers into the hiring pool over the next few months, which will give companies the opportunity to expand their workforce when they feel its safe to get back to business as usual. In the meantime its important to heed precautions and try to hunker down while this global event plays itself out.

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Apartment Leasing Professional (Bilingual) – Houston, TX

Apartment Leasing Professional – Apartment / Multifamily

Hire Priority, leaders in Multifamily Staffing is looking for a qualified candidate for the following position:

Job Title: Apartment Leasing Professional

Benefits of working with us:

  • Work with a fun-natured, high energy property
  • Tremendous opportunities for advancement
  • Competitive hourly pay, plus commissions, and more!

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Location: Houston
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Responsibilities:

  • Engaging with prospective residents by showing apartment homes and amenities
  • Generating leads and following up with prospects daily
  • Preparing lease agreements
  • Providing excellent customer service to residents and prospects
  • Executing marketing strategies to increase traffic to the property

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Qualifications:

  • Multifamily Leasing Experience required
  • Strong customer service skills, professionalism & self-confidence are a must!
  • Must be flexible to work weekends
  • Professional appearance and demeanor

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Be able to pass a drug test

Provide one form of identification and proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Be able to complete an application and interview process

Compensation: Competitive salary/DOE
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We look forward to adding you to our team!

Apply here or call us at 713.960.9906!

Leasing Agent, Apartment leasing, Apartment units, Apartment complex, Houston Real Estate, Multifamily, HAA, TAA

INDHOU

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

Experience:

  • Yardi: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Tax Credit: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Onesite: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Apartment Leasing: 1 year (Preferred)

Language:

  • Spanish/English (Preferred)

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