Times have definitely changed in the last few years and what we now see in a Human Resource Department is no exception. Some of you can relate—think back. Years ago people worked in Personnel and basically many of the titles are the ones we use today. There was a VP, an Employment or Recruitment Manager and then the recruiters. Before the days of the excellent ATS systems we have today, even the process was different.
Candidates filled out the hard copy application, they were reviewed and interviews were set up. All of the hard to fill candidates were seen in HR first and then referred to the hiring manager for next steps. Often times HR would even set up the second interview for the candidate or, with a terrific candidate, the hiring manager would drop what they were doing and see the applicant immediately after the interview with HR. Decisions were made rather quickly and the onboarding process began following successful references and background checks.