How To Create A Recruitment Flowchart in Pages

One of the challenges that recruiters and Human Resource managers face today is balancing between quality hiring and speed hiring. You want to hire a candidate fast, but you also want to hire the best talent possible, which, of course, takes time. Did you know that there were 85 million job applicants from 2017, and that's considered low? The key to balance quality and speed hiring starts with a better understanding of how your current hiring process works.

A flowchart graphically presents a process or workflow. In the recruitment world, this can help visualize the hiring process and identify the people involved in each step. It also helps identify the parts in the process that needs improvement. With a flowchart, you can ensure fast and smooth recruitment, starting from the interview down to the selection process. Keep on reading to find out how you can create a recruitment flowchart in Apple Pages.

1. Document your current Recruitment Process

Make a document of the stages and the people involved in your recruitment process, and make sure you take note of everything. Talk to those who work with the process directly and experience doing the process yourself to ensure that you've documented the exact process.

2. Create the Steps

Using the document you've created earlier, start creating your new steps. Don't do this by yourself, work together with your managers, HR team, and interviewers. Remember, multiple heads brainstorming is better that one. As you list the steps, determine if there are any split paths. Split paths are steps that need a yes or no answer before they can proceed to the next step. For instance, you require a candidate to take an exam before you interview them. In the flowchart, you'll have a step that asks, "Did the candidate pass the exam?" If yes, proceed to the interview stage. If no, don't accept the candidate.

3. Illustrate the Chart

After you've created the steps, it's time to illustrate the flowchart. You have three layout options to illustrate the chart: vertically, horizontally, or both vertically and horizontally. Use Apple Pages if you're using Mac as your tool, as this allows you to create high-quality documents with ease. To add a shape in Pages, go to Toolbar, then select the Shape category section. To resize, drag the mouse until you're satisfied with the size. Use a diamond shape for split paths, and rounded rectangular shapes for the rest. Connect them using arrows.

4. Keep it Simple

Keep your chart clean and simple. You don't have to add any design elements to it. Only add color to the shapes. There should be only one color and size for all the shapes so it would look uniform. Don't go with dark colors, as this might make your text hard to read. Also, don't forget to add your company's logo.

5. Review and Revise

Go over your work and carefully review each step to correct errors and mistakes. After you've polished everything, print out your chart and post it in the office for everyone to see.

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