Recruiting is never an easy task, and it’s becoming more difficult in the new normal. It has also become clear to candidates that they are no longer restricted to local job opportunities because of flexible working hours and remote working opportunities. Talent wars are not coming to an end anytime soon, and attracting good talent is time-consuming and challenging at the same time.
While many organisations and businesses are undergoing technological transformation, there are still a lot of tech-driven areas that are underutilised. Even though online meetings and online interviews are becoming more and more common, not as many people are using data and automation to streamline HR processes as they could be.
As it pertains, it is relatively easier to find candidates who fit the culture of the organisation, but it is more difficult to find candidates who are qualified for the jobs. It is helpful in these situations to re-evaluate our expectations.
The automation of hiring can help you save time, particularly if you are hiring at scale.
Automated pre-screening processes can assist organisations in the detection of unqualified candidates as early as possible by weeding them out as soon as possible.
There are several ways in which this can be accomplished, such as adding more pre-qualification questions, such as self-assessment questions or quizzes, as part of the recruitment process. There will be a significant reduction in the number of candidates as a result. As such, consistent hiring decisions will be achieved since a large number of variables that influence the qualities and performance of specific workplaces will be eliminated.
An automated hiring process will also provide candidates with many benefits. Since automation allows recruiters and hiring managers to invest more time in building relationships with their applicants, the candidates’ experience is improved; as a result of quicker responses from hiring managers and recruiters.
In the end, automation can be a great tool for organisations and staffing agencies to improve their hiring and recruitment processes and make them more efficient and pleasant for everyone, thereby improving the candidate experience in general.
There is no reason to think that automation is going to replace recruiters or hiring managers, but rather it will give them the chance to redirect their attention to other aspects of their responsibilities, such as building relationships and finding more creative ways to attract top talent.
Amid the world moving to a new frontier at a breakneck pace, we must move along with it or risk being left behind.