3B Features: How Automated Recruitment Can Power Up Your Business
It’s no secret that often times what separates the great companies from the good ones is the level of automation and synchronized flows they incorporate. All Fortune 500 companies have impeccable systems optimized for productivity and maximum return. The staffing industry makes no exception. Today we are going to look at how automating recruiting tasks and workflows will allow you to increase your company productivity, accelerate time-to-fill, reduce cost-per-hire and of course improve the overall talent profile of your organization.
Why should you automate your recruitment?
Let’s start by addressing the elephant in the room. Since you are reading this article, chances are you are not yet using automation (at least you are considering it). So, let us tilt the scale with the following analogy. Imagine you have to get to the top floor of a pretty tall building. You are faced with two options — use the stairs or use the elevator. Both will get you to the same place, but the difference in effort and time (a.k.a. efficiency) would be… huge, to say the least. It’s more than obvious which option you go for. You make this decision every day.
For some reason though, when it comes to business decisions, those choices are not so obvious. Many staffing firms prefer to manually look for their new rockstar by posting to dozens of job boards, then reviewing those applications (some online, others on paper), schedule interviews (not uncommon to collide with other interviews or meetings), then discuss the applicants with fellow colleagues (seeking feedback) and finally make an offer, by which time the right candidate has either forgotten about their application or has already been taken by a competitor.
Now, let’s imagine you’ve taken the elevator instead of choosing the 100-floor cardio session. In this case you could have instantly posted to dozens of job boards with the ability to make instant changes down the road to all of them simultaneously. Since all applications are conveniently stored in a single, highly-secure database, you wouldn’t have any problems searching for the right resumes through keywords and phrases. You can then quickly reach out to the applicants that match your criteria via automatic invites with the option to book an interview for a time that best works for them and doesn’t collide with a pre-existing slot from your calendar. A great staffing solution would also allow multiple members from your organization to access files and data (based on predefined access levels) and thus, rate and write notes about particular candidates. Finally, you send a job offer to your new superstar and snatch him/her while your competitors are still printing resumes on floor 15.
What benefits does recruiting automation provide?
1. Improved quality of hire — through more efficient candidate sourcing and engagement you are significantly increasing the chances of placing the right person to the right position. Many of the discretionary elements are removed, so what you get is more consistent results.
2. Enhanced candidate experience — you can automatically engage with a wide range of suitable candidates, which will keep your candidate pool warm. Better experience means better and faster response.
3. Automatic background and compliance checks — this benefit is significant for high compliance industries like healthcare or logistics, where the right candidate should also possess a range of valid certificates in order to qualify.
4. Reduced time to fill — all the benefits listed above ultimately lead to much faster hiring time of much better candidates through unbiased approach. This translates into greater profitability for your company. Being able to pre-screen, nurture and assess candidates on autopilot will have a huge impact on your organization.
Right, so now that you are convinced you want to give recruitment automation a go, the question that follows is “Where do I start?” This is where we, as hard as we try not to blow our own trumpet, advise you to get in touch with us via the contact form that you can find here and book a demo with us, so that we can show you how we can tailor our solution to best fit the needs of your organization. You literally have nothing to lose, but everything to gain. It really is a no brainer… just like the elevator scenario above.