If your efforts to hire quality, qualified talent have stalled, maybe it’s time to work smarter. These days, that involves leveraging technology in ways that benefit both recruiters and candidates.
From software to social media, there are many ways technology can help you source candidates and streamline your hiring process. Let’s look at some technological aids to support your recruitment efforts.
Using Technology for Talent Acquisition
Recruitment automation refers to technological tools that aid the hiring process. Think of recruitment automation as an efficient assistant that keeps track of the candidate and all the little necessary steps of the hiring process.
Recruiting technologies can partially or completely automate tedious tasks. By automating things like interview scheduling and skilled testing, for instance, a recruiter can focus more on candidate and client relationships.
The main objective of using recruitment software is to make the hiring process faster, more efficient, and more effective.
Applicant Tracking Systems
Applicant Tracking Systems are a common form of recruitment automation. With an ATS, you can track and measure each step of the recruitment process. The ATS makes it easy to post jobs to multiple outlets. It receives resumes, screens applications, stores applicant information, and manages the hiring process. Your ATS also may provide additional tools that boost efficiency, like scheduling and automated messaging.
Data-driven recruiting is when you use tangible facts and stats to inform your hiring decisions, from selecting candidates to creating hiring plans.
For instance, your recruitment software compiles and sorts information including candidate job history, education, and skills to quickly identify qualified candidates. Data-driven recruitment also collects information about the hiring process itself. This can provide insights into everything from identifying your most effective recruitment sources to meeting diversity goals.
Today’s job candidates prefer texts to phone calls. It’s easy for them to screen and respond to a text — and it’s a great recruiting tool. A text message enables recruiters to add links, share schedules, send meeting reminders and offer quick responses when candidates have questions, creating a better candidate experience.
Text recruiting can reduce time-to-hire by enabling you to communicate more efficiently with a greater number of potential candidates.
If you’re using an ATS or recruiting through social media job sites like LinkedIn, your recruiting efforts have already benefitted from AI that helps match candidates with jobs. Recruiting applications using artificial intelligence will continue to grow, as recruiters become more familiar with tools that can help reduce rote work and enhance candidate experience.
For instance, “AI can use predictive analytics to analyze candidate data, including résumés, social media profiles, and online behavior, to predict which candidates are most likely to be successful in the role,” according to Forbes. Also, AI can power chatbots to help answer candidate questions in real-time, and interviewing tools for pre-screening interviews.
Technology Offers an Edge
Recruiters must keep up with technology to remain competitive and find the highest quality candidates to fill their open roles.
If you’re ready to work with recruiters who have that technological edge, contact STS Staffing.