Once you have decided which recruitment method (or methods) you are going to use, you need to set up an efficient response system that will enable you to deal with applications as quickly and as efficiently as possible, avoiding unnecessary delays.
Set minimum requirements to screen out candidates.
When choosing an appropriate method for processing applications you should consider a variety of factors. For example, will you need to process numerous application forms? Do you want to see samples of a candidate’s work to assess their abilities? Do you want to follow up references before or after the interview? If you expect to receive a CV and an accompanying letter, say so in the job advertisement. ...