How to Prevent the Helper’s from Cancelling the Application?
The interview with the applicant through phone screen turns out really successful. You liked the personality that the applicant presented to you and you already foresee that there is a great possibility that you will hire her as your helper. Now, you are just waiting for the face-to-face interview. You both agreed on the time and date, and everything seems nice … but unfortunately, the applicant cancels on you! Then suddenly, you are seeing yourself starting the whole process again. All of your time and effort has been all wasted.
As the number of employers who are searching for a skilled applicant increases, the higher also the chances of that applicant to cancel on you. There is a possibility that the helper will start looking for another employer that can meet their expectations. It is frustrating. But does it really have to be that way? Here’s the good news! You may now prevent the applicants from cancellation and no-show. How? Read the list that MamaHelpers just created for you.
- Find genuinely interested applicant
Let us say that you are a very busy person, and that’s obviously the reason why you are looking for a helper. But, it is important for you to put at least enough time to find a right helper for your family. This is also to prevent you from searching for another one in the future.
You must know if the applicant is genuinely interested in the job. Have a detailed conversation with her. List down all the questions you want to ask about her. Help the applicant to understand the nature and role of their work on the interview. Most importantly, learn how to listen. Listen to every detail that they are telling you and see how they exactly answer your questions.
- Do follow-ups
You don’t want the applicant to cancel, of course. So follow up through email or message about the nature of the helper’s work. You have to make sure that they will conform to the interview that you set for them. Don’t rely on one message only, do the follow-up message. Send them messages near the date of your appointment. Build a human connection from the very beginning of your conversation. It will help you to lessen the chance of the applicant to cancel to you.
- Consider yourself getting into the applicant’s calendar
Make a schedule of an interview near from the date you first make a conversation with each other. The longer the wait, the higher the chance the applicant will search for another employer. Give them a big reason to say yes for the job that you are offering to them by giving them a good experience through the whole process.
As much as possible, stop yourself from rescheduling the interview unless you really needed to. In the applicant’s side, you will look like you are not organized enough or that you are hiding something as an employer.
- Never lose hope
If the applicant cancels to you, don’t lose hope. Never give up. There is a greater possibility that if you want that helper, there is also another employer who will like her. After all, you can try again until you can find the best helper for you.
So what are you waiting for? Implement these strategies and stand a better chance to prevent cancellations of applicants. Good luck and happy searching!