Recruitment Software : Keeping You Ahead In The Race For Talent

Posted by Kate Smedley on 15 Aug 2017

Keeping pace with the latest developments affecting your ability to source talent can seem like one task too many for under pressure HR teams striving to compete with the more efficient recruitment processes of their competitors. With recruitment software you can do just that.

Here’s how:-

Recognise the pay gap : The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has today set out six new recommendations for both employers to reduce pay gaps. Fair opportunities for all: A strategy to reduce pay gaps in Britain recommends that all jobs should be advertised as available for flexible working to promote great opportunities and diversity in the workplace. HR analytics provided by your recruitment software offers real time access to vital data and enables you to quickly measure the extent of the pay gap in your business and the success of those jobs offering flexible working compared to those without.

Rapidly screen candidates : The latest Labour Market Outlook from the CIPD/Adecco revealed there are now 24 applications for every low skilled vacancy. Those numbers fall to 19 for medium skilled jobs and only 8 for those requiring highly qualified candidates. The report also notes that despite the high levels of applicants in some cases, employers struggle to find the right candidates for their jobs, with only half of candidates deemed as suitable for a role. Your applicant tracking software rapidly screens your applications and identifies the most suitable before your competition makes a job offer.

Explain poor hiring decisions : Low retention levels of new hires is a growing area of concern for HR. One in five new hires now leave their jobs either during or at the end of their probationary period. Recruitment software highlights the problematic areas resulting in a constant stream of bad hires, which include a painfully long hiring process, making hiring decisions which contradict your recruitment data and clinging to manual recruitment processes.   

Enable the mobile job search : The ‘unstoppable rise of mobile job search’ is just one of the HR tech trends affecting your current recruitment success. An estimated 75% of internet use is expected to be via mobile this year. Without a mobile responsive hiring process you are missing out on the top talent that can plug that skills gap in your business. Invest in recruitment software that offers a fully mobile careers site to engage the attention of qualified candidates.

Ensure compliance with GDPR : Employers will be forced to changing certain hiring practices related to candidate screening when (or ideally before) the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018. Investing in recruitment software provides that, with its integrated background checks to ensure compliance. The requirements of the GDPR will be incorporated into the new Data Protection Bill announced by the government last week.

Keep pace with innovation : The constant emphasis on technology and its impact on hiring processes can leave some employers feeling like they are in a relentless race to catch up. Recruitment software is the gateway to not only entering that race but keeping pace with rapid developments. Innovation in recruitment such as gamification, virtual reality and even introducing video interviews into your candidate screening are easily integrated within your HR technology.

Prepare for AI and automation : The majority of UK employers are unprepared for the impact of AI and automation, with some regarding it as a threat to jobs. Recruitment software is that first step into automation and AI. It transforms hiring processes, by taking care of repetitive tasks, effectively screening candidates, improving the efficiency of your recruitment strategy, reducing unconscious bias and providing insights into your essential hiring metrics.

Stay ahead in the race for talent with world class recruitment software designed to help you hire better people faster. Start your 30 day free trial today.  

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