Increasing applicant flow is a hot topic these days among those hiring hourly workers — and for good reason.

With fewer job seekers than job openings, it’s a candidate’s market. That means you have to work even harder to not only attract applicants but move them through the hiring process before someone else comes along with a better offer. But hiring managers and HR professionals have more on their plates than ever, so who has time to think of different ways to increase applicant flow?

Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. Here’s our list of 21 tips and tricks for increasing applicant flow for hourly employees that we’ve picked up over a decade of serving national brands at more than 100,000 locations. Some of these are oldies but goodies, while others are sure to be new ideas that we think you’ll want to try.

What makes the biggest difference, though, is reducing friction in your application process — making it as easy as possible for candidates to find you, choose you, and apply. If you want to skip straight to our tips for how to do that, scroll down to #16.

 

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