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Recruitment technology

Why You Need LaunchPad to Squeeze Out from the Talent Crunch

Clare Hopping


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As the recruitment industry braces itself for a serious slowdown, we look into what you can do to weed out undesirable candidates and put your clients in touch with the very best the industry has to offer.

Something scary is coming this way. Forget swimsuit season, and forget the general election – for recruiters, the most frightening thing about the road ahead is the predicted talent drought.

As salaries rise, education costs skyrocket, and qualified candidates become harder and harder to find, companies across the UK are bracing themselves for a scarcity of employable talent.

An Oasis in the Recruitment Desert

In order to shine, your agency needs to be putting businesses in touch with top industry talent: candidates who possess a natural compatibility with the company brand and whose skills and personality are a good fit for the available role.

In a climate where personal flair is hard to come by, you may find that the interview process becomes flooded with the wrong people, as candidates who might look fantastic on paper are often lacking the “certain something” that the job requires.

Part of the problem is tracking down accurate data about the labour market. Even if you do manage to find candidates with the right experience, how do you then separate the duds from the dynamite employees?

Virgin Media Case Study on using video-led interviewing technology In a world of candidate chaos, LaunchPad’s simple, user-friendly interface allows you to run your recruitment process as efficiently as possible. Our online video interviewing platform allows you to cast a wide net when looking for new candidates, only sending your clients the best catches of the day.

At Your Convenience

No one appreciates having their time wasted – neither hiring staff nor candidates. Our services work to minimise the time spent on initial screening, thus maximising time spent actively working towards your recruiting goals.

Our easy-to-use interface allows candidates to upload their video interview, which can then be saved and viewed at your convenience from your desktop or even through a mobile device. And interviewing candidates remotely makes it easy for everyone to be in the right place at the right time.

People Not Paper

Fundamentally, LaunchPad’s video interviewing platform allows you to see candidates in action, thinking on their feet when they’re answering the questions you or your client poses to them. You can also choose whether they have the option to re-record their interview, depending on what skills you consider a priority.

Do you want someone who is able to showcase themselves at their best, or someone who works well under pressure?

In more ways than one, our services can help you weed out lacklustre applicants before meeting them in person. If, for example, your client is interviewing for a managerial or personality-driven role, video interviewing is an excellent way of making sure that they only spend time in face-to-face interviews with the most well-qualified candidates.

Giving You Room to Grow

In a job market where external recruiters are sometimes looked upon with skepticism, integrating easy-to-use technology into your process shows that you’re comfortable operating in modern markets. More importantly, it proves that you’re committed to putting the right people in touch with the right opportunities, rather than simply getting as many businesses and candidates on your books as possible.

LaunchPad will make sure that all parties involved in the recruitment process receive full support every step of the way. Your clients will thank you for streamlining the hiring process, and your candidates will thank you for allowing them to showcase their unique experience, personality, and skillset profile in a context that’s likely to lead them to a suitable long-term position.

Want to find out more? Take a look at what we’ve already done for some of our clients.

Clare Hopping

Clare Hopping has been involved in the recruitment of both full-time employees and freelance staff for ten years. She specialises in recruiting staff via social media and digital platforms.