The use of technology in recruitment continues to evolve; it is playing an increasingly significant role in promoting organizations’ approach towards the talent search and the hiring process. Although making use of recruitment technologies are extolled for its fast time-to-value, recruiters are at times holding back on adopting them due to various reasons such as the complexity involved, habituated to traditional approaches, economic barriers, etc.
Below are six easily adaptable, most effective, future-ruling recruiting technologies that help you to hunt the right talent, whether you are sitting in a 6×6 cubicle figuring out resumes or a Fortune 500 CIO trying to find the best talent:
Intuitive, Simple Workflow
Majority of recruiting and staffing end users find Applicant tracking system a burden and use it as a resume repository and job posting platform which is otherwise designed to make online recruiting a bit easier. They believe that the workflows are too complex, thereby making it difficult and cumbersome to track their recruitment process. This is just a myth, the fact is that a SaaS based recruitment system which has intuitive workflows, configured according to your recruitment process would help talent acquisition teams in saving time, paper and maintaining employer brand and hiring the best talent.
For eg: If I being a recruiter, get a single view of the all the job postings with all the candidates tagged against each job profile rather than opening each one of them separately, it makes my work a lot more easy, further if I can see the stage of each candidate in that same page with the option of editing any information at any time, half of my job is streamlined as my workflows are designed to make my life simpler and more efficient.
It is no doubt that an ATS with intuitive, simple workflows enable talent acquisition teams to meet world-class recruitment with better ROI. Moreover, according to a report released by Research and Markets, Global Applicant Tracking Systems market will grow at a CAGR of 11.37% over the period 2013-2018.
Smart Recruitment Source Integration
Recruiter’s show interest towards the recruitment source integration approach as this acts as a means through which consultants get a single view of larger and comparative supply of talent. It offers a lot of ease to get the supply quickly, gain knowledge about the market and receive updates about current job openings.It,aids recruiters in improving efficiency, presenting a single view of desired profiles and avoiding long search in multiple sources and often going through a repetitive set of profiles.
A Resume is Just More Interactive Now
According to the recent heat map research, the average time spent by the recruiter looking at any resume is 6 seconds. Accordingly, the practice of video resumes to apply for jobs has skyrocketed in popularity and employers now prefer video approach as it will help them to choose the best talent in least possible time.
Also reduces the cost as the interviewer do not need to travel all the way to take the initial round of. Prerecorded technical questions can be popped out there and then to make the selection process easier. Hence, a video resume feature in your App could be the most vital tool to capture the right talent; it can create an effective impression on a consultant’s personality, attitude, communication skills, and creativity.
Mobile Recruiting is the King
“65% of people are using their mobile devices to search for jobs, and this trend is not isolated to younger job seekers.” – “78% of candidates would apply to jobs, from mobile”, Indeed Blog.
Your application should have a mobile App as they have become vital interaction platforms to spread brand messages, push job openings, find referrals, schedule interviews, take feedbacks, assess consultant skills, and hire the most qualified talent. Job seekers are showing dominant interest in using the mobile application platform not only to gain the recruiters’ attention, but also take the advantage of its versatility when compared with the other communication platforms.
Make Everything Paperless
Unlike the traditional recruitment process where a consultant needs to fill-in and sign dozens of mandatory paperwork in order to meet employment, legal and occupational health conditions, online paperwork that incorporates eDocument with eSignature technology has completely transformed this situation altogether. Paperwork online is a flexible tweak to complete any traditional paper task, such as registration or on-boarding pack, and sign from any location, at any given time, with any device.
It is Fun to Know the Unknown
The next generation trend of recruiting will be not just sourcing social media and mobile recruiting information, but in fact every recruiter’s goal is to bring predictability to his/her job and be a star. A system which can offer intelligence to a recruiter enabling him/her to discover easily the right recourse, and predict hiring trends would be a great asset.
Adopting these six tweaks can change your recruiting world by simplifying and optimizing your hiring process. So why wait? Gear up and grab the maximum benefits out of this trend of development.