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In the last decade, the ways recruiters find qualified candidates has changed dramatically. Job search sites have automated much of the posting process employers use to find applicants. Fortunately, the same technology helps automate the recruiting process, freeing up your time for other business tasks.
Just how can recruiting efficiency be improved while also maintaining a high-quality candidate pool? Here are some tips for using automation to improve efficiency and get ahead.
Hiring remote employees is nothing new to the workforce. This hiring process has grown tremendously over the years as businesses learn about the benefits of hiring workers remotely. As with anything, there are both advantages and disadvantages to hiring remote workers. When it comes to the IT industry, however, the benefits seem to far outnumber the setbacks.
By design, artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms make decisions which generally require a human level of expertise. When it comes to employment, AI can be used to help find and hire the best talent.
AI can reduce recruiting workloads by locating qualified candidates, improving recruiter response times, and even help recruiters anticipate skill gaps and talent shortages. More advanced uses include using facial recognition to secure video interviews or using chatbots to answer questions that enrich the candidate or associate experience.
What can you really learn about your candidates by wading through tons of resumes?
Good recruiters know that a resume can only show you so much. A basic rundown of someone’s work history isn’t enough to determine a good fit, and if you want to learn more than that, you’ll have to invest a bit of time into investigating the candidate on your own.
Recruiters have no shortage of recruitment technology tools at their disposal. Figuring out which of those solutions is best suited to streamline their hiring procedures, however, does require some upfront investigation.
During that research, most recruiters uncover one thing: It’s a combination of platforms, software, and processes — and not one solution — that will provide the support they need.
Consider the duo of automation and artificial intelligence, for example. Each tool thrives when used to maximize the other’s value.
Measuring ROI is always somewhat tricky, but it becomes even more difficult when trying to determine the return associated with recruitment tools. These solutions might seem like they’re streamlining things on the surface, but you may still be questioning how to quantify its effectiveness — and rightfully so. Some tools are iterative and others are transformative.
Part of the mystery falls on the recruiting industry itself. In sales, you can gauge the value of software by tracking the new opportunities it adds to the pipeline or the number of converted leads.
As any seasoned recruiter knows, the fate of your recruiting outreach often comes down to just one sentence – your subject line. If your subject line fails to catch a candidate’s eye, it doesn’t matter how much time you spent sourcing the perfect candidate, personalizing a thoughtful message, or choosing the perfect time of day to send it off. It will still go unread.
It’s no surprise that digital transformation ranks number one in 7 Critical Strategies to Prepare for the Future of Human Resources, according to a recent article posted by SHRM. That’s why SHRM Hawaii leaders are partnering with TechForce Hawaii to deliver a strategic HR workshop this month, building on topics raised at TechForce Hawaii Conference & Expo which brought together thought leaders in business, technology and education to discuss tech workforce development transformation.
Gamification has received a lot of airtime lately, and for good reason – the benefits of gamification in the workplace range from higher employee engagement and participation to increased creativity and knowledge retention. In fact, in one recent study, 90% of employees experienced increased productivity in a gamified work environment.
However, successfully deploying a gamification initiative requires that you reward the right behaviors – as these will become the best practices for your team.