Different organizations often have different methods of attracting, choosing, and hiring qualified candidates. As competition for certain talent is expected to increase, recruiting teams must find new ways to recruit job seekers without expanding their budgets.
This is where recruitment technology comes in, offering solutions to streamline the hiring process. Below are 4 ways recruiting teams are using tech to make hiring in their organizations more efficient.
Interview Screening and Scheduling
Although it’s unlikely that artificial intelligence will replace interviewers in the near future, chatbots can be a cost-effective solution for scheduling and screening interviews.
As job seekers are often employed and don’t have the time to appear in person for screenings, automated chatbots can “interact” with candidates, providing automated responses based on the candidate’s skills and experience. These programs also allow candidates to set interviews at their preferred time and date, subject to your availability, of course.
These days, it’s rare for applicants to have to go to an office and submit a paper resume and cover letter themselves. Chances are, your company’s recruitment teams accept digital resumes via email or an online jobs board.
This trend, in turn, has led to the creation of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), also known as Talent Management Systems (TMS). Essentially, this software works like a customer relationship management (CRM) system, helping recruitment teams record, track, and archive all candidate submissions. It also allows recruiters to browse through resumes by keyword/keyphrase to quickly find qualified applicants.
Online Job Fairs and Career Portals
Job fairs are slowly moving away from campuses and conventions and into the Internet. In the last 20 years, there has been an explosion of platforms that make it possible for companies of any size to host virtual job fairs, allowing candidates from around the country — and the world for the matter — to apply for jobs in the comfort of their homes.
For recruitment teams, these career portals offer a practical way to reduce hiring costs and maximize efficiency. It also allows for more targeted hiring, limiting your scope to candidates who already have the skills you’re looking for.
Virtual Interviews and Conferences
More recruitment teams rely on programs like Skype to save time and money when interviewing candidates. It also saves job seekers the trouble of having to travel to your office’s location. Video chats and conferencing is cheaper, more convenient, and sometimes faster than face-to-face interviews. Of course, these programs are not at all perfect, but they continue to get better with features like screen sharing and group calls.
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