Q2 is about to wrap up which means it’s time to evaluate the hiring efforts you’ve already implemented in the first half of the year, and decide whether anything needs to change. Obviously, your hiring strategy is much too big to make any significant changes halfway through the year but this is a good time to make some minor tweaks. We’ve compiled a few easy changes that you can implement to help you and your team perform better.

Change 1: Stop relying on LinkedIn only

LinkedIn might be your go-to resource to find qualified candidates for your open requisitions. However, it is not enough on its own. You have to think of other ways to complement your search, aside from LinkedIn.

One way you can expand your workflow and make it a bit more productive is by reaching your candidates through a multi-channel strategy. You will have a higher chance of success by reaching out to candidates not just on LinkedIn, but also through their email. That will improve your response rate and gets you in touch with those quality candidates faster (one way is to use the Jobjet Chrome Extension to get up-to-date verified candidate information).

Change 2: Develop better KPIs and metrics

You might already be keeping track of certain important performance indicators like time-to-fill and offer acceptance rates. These are obviously some important metrics and everyone should be working on getting those numbers to be better. However, they come short of painting the full picture. Your metrics should also focus on the quality of the hires you have been making.

You can measure something like that by developing some form of internal survey to track how your hires are doing through their first six months at your firm. This will help you evaluate what you did right or what you should focus on for the next round of hiring.

Change 3: Streamline your process by cutting down on tools

On average, you’re probably using 3-4 tools just to get to the right candidate. That could slow down your cadence and make hiring more stressful. A quick change could be that you focus on only a few pieces of software that you really need. That could mean sacrificing a tool or a feature but the overall productivity will likely go up.