I have been in the applicant pool for a few months now and you can’t fool me when you have this fancy HRIS system that sets up a “profile” for me to check my applications and I am required to put my birthday in it. Why do you need this information? You are not supposed to discriminate against me or anyone else on the basis of age among a long list of other items.
You Can’t Fool Me
As an HR professional in the market place, you can’t fool me with this tactic. I guess you feel like people are so desperate that they will give you the information so they have a chance to get in to your company.
When an applicant is applying to multiple organizations, the thought of having to first fill out a profile and then an application is daunting. In my opinion, you should be making the application process much simpler for people. They should have the ability to send you their resume, answer a few pertinent questions for your team and be able to receive text messages for the status of the application.
Remember to K.I.S.S.
Keep it simple sweetie. Okay, sweetie isn’t exactly PC in today’s HR world, but the message is clear. Keep the application process simple for the applicant. You can always send legal and thoughtful follow up questions for the candidates that you want to move forward in the process.