In the past a large portion of a corporate recruiters day was made up of administration, however as the digital revolution rolls on we’re now thankfully starting to see these mundane tasks slowly disappear. Through the use of a capable recruitment software top candidates can now be accelerated through from application to placement at top speed.
Eradicate the admin from the recruitment process
Whilst being able to immediately remove a large chunk of administration from the recruitment process you’ll also be pleased to know that you don’t need to be an IT expert to use such software. By storing data from every stage of the recruitment process such as applications made and interview notes this allows the information to be easily found when necessary at a later date. And don’t forget, having all this information stored electronically also reduces the volume of hard copies which is good for the environment.
Focus on the star talent
Companies are run by your star performers so focus your time on them rather than those who don’t quite cut the mustard. Whilst it is more difficult to tap into the superstars of your market don’t let that stop you. To help you along the way some recruitment technology will have auto-match functionality that immediately matches those top candidates to your roles, allowing you to identify your ‘stars’ very early on in the process.
Maximise your direct applications
Reduce the number of barriers in the application process so that you’re not putting candidates off from submitting their application in the first place. There’s no point in having a ten page form with numerous fields if it’s not entirely necessary. It’s also worth noting the source of your applications, i.e. job board, social network, employee referral, etc to make sure your time and efforts are being put to the best use.
Be ‘proactive’ rather than ‘reactive’
Whilst recruitment software allows you to pull extensive reports from your system it’s vital that you choose the appropriate KPI measurements. Rather than the less productive indicators such as, ‘emails sent’ and ‘candidates added to the system’, record those that will provide you with a better return such as the number of people spoken to and face to face meetings. You will also be able to measure some other important statistics such as the total time taken to fill a vacancy which it’s vital to keep to a minimum because don’t forget: Time kills every hire!
The use of recruitment software is allowing corporate recruiters to gain full control over the recruitment process and find the best available candidates. By streamlining this process as much as possible this will keep hiring costs down and allow recruiters to focus on screening their candidates, rather being stuck behind a mountain of admin.
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Wendy McDougall is Chief Fish of Firefish Software. In her spare time, you'll find her playing squash or feeding her inner geek with the latest technology!