The hiring process can seem labor-intensive from the recruiting – and applicant – perspective. There is so much to process from creating the job application to finally filling the role. Candidates are expecting more from us, and the great thing is that we finally have technology that can help us live up to their expectations.
Early in my career, I had the good fortune to work as a financial analyst for a Fortune 50 company. During a meeting where the president of a $2 billion group was presenting his business plan for the next year, he was lambasted by the corporate CEO with the following:
“Strategy drives tactics. Tactics don’t drive strategy. And from what I can tell, you have a terrible business strategy, so it doesn’t matter how great your tactics are.”
We’ve been hearing a lot about the concept of future-proofing your business like it’s something entirely new. In reality, wise companies have been future-proofing all along. Regardless of its roots, future proofing—which we’ll simply define as the ability to remain relevant among your competitors—is critical to the long-term success of any organization. While there’s lots of reading out there surrounding corporate-wide future-proofing strategies, our focus is as always on the HR side of things.
One of the greatest barriers to opting for recruiting automation is fear that recruiters will end up being replaced. Not to mention that automation could cost an arm and a leg.
But nothing could be further from the truth! Recruiting software is one aspect of HR tech that is tried and tested, and continuously improving. Recruiting automation systems are user-friendly, and recruiters can easily be upskilled. Plus, it’s accessed from a SaaS platform. So, you don’t have upfront expenses for technology, software or licensing agreements. You pay a service provider a monthly subscription; that’s it!
Read more at: https://blog.recruitee.com/recruiting-automation/
59% of job seekers use social media platforms to find recruitment opportunities, according to Talent-Works International Statistics. The reasons behind this trend lie in the way the digital market works. Every corporate business runs by a rule in this digital age. In most cases, it has to do with growing your digital presence. This includes having a clean professional social media presence from which people can refer to. This especially helps when you need to recruit highly qualified senior employees who add value to what you have already built.
Many people are concerned that AI is going to take their job, or somehow make the world a scarier place to live in. While there may be some cause for concern, especially in the distant future where we have limited predictive powers, AI is mostly going to change the world for the better.
Just like AI has the ability to transform our healthcare, education and transportation systems, this same type of technology is going to have massive impacts on recruiting.
Increasing demand for talent creates intense pressure on staffing companies to constantly look for better ways to hire. Staffing leaders agree that the most challenging part is identifying the right candidate from a large pool of candidates as quickly as possible. Many staffing companies are currently doing this and other mundane tasks manually.
Thanks to new technologies that prove effective in streamlining some of the complex and repetitive recruiting efforts, automation helps recruiters become more efficient and increase the speed-to-hire.
We recently caught up with Jay Curry of TalentRobot to ask him what his favorite HRTech tools are and why. Jay is an experienced recruiting and HR leader who’s spent a lot of time in house, and recently launched his own business where he’s gotten to see the insides of many different companies.
We thought it’d be interesting to get his insights on the tools he uses on a day to day basis. Some of these we’ve heard of, and we’re excited to say that some are new to us.
There’s more to the hiring than just sourcing candidates. You see, aside from finding the best fit for the company, a hiring manager is also taken up by tasks like building a healthy and positive corporate culture, branding building exercises, creating and initiating healthy relationship among new and existing employees, like quicker turnarounds on feedback and measures on how to help improve work-life balance for the organization as whole.
The recruitment process keeps on evolving. Technology has given recruitment a new direction to get quality talent. The traditional method has taken a backseat with the introduction of new tools and solutions. Now, the companies have better opportunities to add value to their talent pool. But with the right tools, you also need to know about the right direction to head in. The best approach to determine this is by following the current trends.