The idea of bringing automation into human resources can be an intimidating idea but there’s no need to fear. In fact, having the right technology can be the difference in whether you are able to connect with the perfect candidate or not. By using applicant management software, recruiters can spend less time sorting through seas of resumes and only see candidates that have made it past certain barriers of experience.
Companies that are able to best keep up with current software trends and products are going to be extremely successful. Simply having the right software isn’t enough however as making the software work for you cannot be understated and that can be done by always keeping these ideas in mind.
Get The Right Candidates In Sight
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It’s no secret that most people apply to jobs they aren’t completely qualified to do. With online job boards (especially if the position is remote) a recruiter can be easily overwhelmed by potential candidates who aren’t going to be the right fit. Having automation tools can mean some of the heavy lifting is done completely on its own.
There’s also those who are going to look right on paper but don’t seem as confident over the phone as a recruiter might have hoped. While that’s always going to be part of the process, implementing and making use of skill assessment is another way to only have the most qualified candidates in front of you. This can be used either to not see any candidate that doesn’t pass or to simply have those who have taken it and passed appear as a higher priority.
Retain The Human Element
Automation can do wonders for productivity but it could leave potential candidates feeling a little cold. It’s easy for no contact to be made to those who aren’t perfect for the job they applied for at your company. While of course not everyone can be hired, sending a personal email (even if it’s automated) thanking them for applying can make all the difference down the road.
In a few years time, that same position, or something else they would be a good fit for, might open up and you’ll want them to have a positive opinion of the company. A simple thank you message is all it takes to do that.
Add A Chat Bot
Retaining human communication is always going to be important but not everything has to wait until business hours. By setting up a chat bot through ATS software will allow common questions asked by potential candidates to be answered immediately.
Having the answer to a question, as the application is being completed, can be the very thing that makes them complete the application in the first place. When seeing seemingly hundreds of options on various job boards, one simple snag for the applicant can be what makes the difference in the recruiters never having the chance to interview what would have been potentially a perfect candidate.