As summer approaches, the pressure is on for recent graduates to enter the world of the working. Not only are they scrambling to compete with peers, in today’s climate they are also going head-to-head with a more experienced workforce climbing out of recent unemployment status.
Hiring businesses and organizations are faced with their own challenges. While sorting through applications employers must find a balance between desired experience and realistic compensation, and with the volume of people seeking employment, this can be a daunting task. Especially if you are already understaffed. The solution? A semi-automated screening process in the form of an online application form! Using a professional online survey tool like Checkbox, employers can build qualifying forms to effectively filter applicant pools and streamline the hiring process.
Here are eight tips for building online application forms with Checkbox:
1. Checkbox offers conditional logic, which allows you to tailor forms to applicants based on their answers. For example, let’s say you ask the following question: “Do you have experience working in customer service?” If the answer is “Yes” you can use conditional logic to ask a follow-up question, such as “Please describe your previous experience working in customer service”. If the answer is “No” you can instead show the applicant a message stating that previous experience in customer service is required for the position. Conditional logic streamlines the application process for applicants and makes it easier for HR to review submitted applications.