What is Recruitment Automation – A discussion on some of the use cases and benefits
What is Recruitment Automation?
Nothing but automating most of your recruitment tasks – candidate sourcing, candidate screening, resume parsing, interview scheduling, and more to:
●Meet org needs in less time
●Supply better quality candidates, and
●Provide a positive candidate experience
4 Major Benefits of Recruitment Automation
1. Save Time and Effort:
Context: HR generally spends about 13 hours a week trying to source candidates for a single role.
Adopting recruitment automation will save time and allow the business to focus on implementing better recruitment strategies and improving recruitment KPIs.
2. Improve KPIs:
Quality of hire and Time-to-fill are the major recruiting KPIs to measure the efficiency of the recruitment process.
KPI: Quality of hire determines the efficiency of the candidates in your organization.
Use Case: Imagine you end up hiring a candidate who looked good on paper but is a complete non-performer. The employee will churn out in a few months, and the business is back to searching for the right candidate.
Automate: Implement a recruitment automation workflow to flag, score, and identify candidates based on the ‘qualities’ required for that specific job role. This avoids the chance of missing a resume or application due to an overload of CVs.
KPI: Time-to-fill refers to the entire timeline of events in the hiring process – from the job posting to the acceptance of the offer letter. The average time to fill a position is close to 42 days. The longer a position is open, the more money and time the business spends each day.
Use Cases: Here are some of the processes you can automate to reduce time-to-fill—
●Communication with candidates
3. Providing a Positive Candidate Experience:
Build meaningful relationships with your potential candidates and provide valuable updates on hiring decisions. This can help maintain a warm talent pipeline that’ll yield consistent results.
4. Avoid Unconscious Bias:
Everyday problem: A common hiring issue when manually screening CVs. With the right recruitment workflow that is both objective and analytical, diversity in hiring efforts can be improved.