5 Reasons To Avoid Building A Recruitment System In-House

Posted by Jay Freeborn on 28 Jan 2016

If you are thinking about moving from Excel spreadsheets to using recruitment software, it may seem sensible to task your internal IT team to build you a platform in-house. On the face of it, it may seem like this would save a great deal of money, as your IT team are already being paid their salary, and it would save someone researching the different options out there. In addition, it’s understandable to think that a home-grown system would be created to perfectly cater to your specific needs, maybe better than an external provider could provide.

However, our many years of experience have taught us that there are many more benefits from purchasing software from the experts than relying on your internal resources.

We take you through 5 reasons to avoid building an in-house recruitment system:

We have the experience
Recruitment management systems, such as those Advorto provides, are the product of many years of development. We have worked with hundreds of different companies, discussing requirements and pain points and have developed solutions that solve their problems in the most efficient and tested methods. Our product development team have used this experience to develop the best and most effective software they can, which often solves problems you may not have even realised you will encounter!

We have specific skills
Your IT team may be technically competent, but are unlikely to have had as much exposure to recruitment-specific issues as the professionals. We can afford to focus purely on e-recruitment, something a company’s IT team do not have the luxury of doing. We are able to keep on top of the latest developments in the recruitment and HR industry and incorporate these into our software.

We have time for you 
Our extensive effort is sustainable because we work for so many different companies. We can afford to invest the entirety of our technical team’s time in improving and updating our products. Your IT team has to look after the technical needs of the entire company, most likely supporting or implementing multiple systems and networks. To work on your recruitment software they would have to carve time out of their existing workload, and are therefore likely to have far less time available to dedicate to listening to your needs and developing a product than is necessary to create truly robust recruitment software.

We constantly develop our software
Advorto’s recruitment management system is under constant development, and we regularly push new features live for our existing customers without interfering with their daily use of the system. As our software is used by so many customers who often require additional features, where possible and appropriate these will be made available for our other customers to use. Once an in-house IT team has finished building a system, they will move on to other projects – if you need further features you will have to schedule time with them as their schedules allow. Only professional recruitment software will be constantly updated to take into account latest developments in HR processes.

We support you 24/7
Our support teams are available 24 hours a day to help you with any problems you have encounter with your software, with guarantees on our performance. Your IT team have the entire company to support and will not always be available to help you if you have problems, possibly leaving you unable to respond to candidates as quickly as you would like. Don’t allow your software to stand in the way of your performance!

If you would like to speak to us about implementing a recruitment management system and how it could help your specific situation, please give us a call on +44 (0) 20 7101 0330 or email

Topics: HR software

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