How can candidates benefit from automation in recruitment?
Often candidates are annoyed with automated messages as they believe that the recruiter is not showing respect for their time and takes the easiest path. But is that really the truth?
In this article, we would like to show how automation can benefit candidates and how it can improve the experience for job seekers.
What is automation in recruitment?
Automation in recruitment refers to the use of technology and software to streamline and optimise various tasks and stages involved in the process of hiring new employees.
Why is automation important in recruiting?
Automation in recruitment helps to reduce manual effort, save time, improve efficiency, and enhance the overall candidate experience. Through automation, repetitive and time-consuming tasks can be handled by machines, allowing human resources professionals to focus on more strategic and value-added activities.
However, it’s important to strike a balance between automation and the human touch, as personal interactions and judgment still play a crucial role in making the right hiring decisions. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) published results proving that for 82% of the respondents, a mix between innovative technology and personal human interaction is the ideal way of recruiting.
Some may ask how to use automation in recruitment processes and what is in it for candidates.
Benefits Of Automating Recruiting Process
Let’s go over the top five benefits and uses of using automating in recruitment.
1. Instant feedback
Automation can offer convenience to the job search by speeding up the application process, which can help candidates feel that the process is more personalized. Candidates, for instance, are aware that chatbots are not actual humans, but the majority of them value the quick feedback the bots provide.
2. Interview scheduling
Another amazing use of automation in recruitment is improvement in communication with candidates, which proves to be more effective and time efficient. With automation, recruiters may contact candidates more promptly and individually. For instance, in Allen Recruitment we are using Calendly that allows candidates to book time with their recruiter at the most suitable time for them, as well as choose a method of communication like a phone call, video chat, etc.
3. Easy application
The capacity to facilitate an easy-to-understand employment process. The days of lengthy applications that took two hours to finish are long gone. Instead, candidates spend just five to ten minutes filling out applications that are automatically customized to their interests and experiences. To shorten the recruitment process, a lot of companies are creating online tests to check specific skills of candidates, like for example technical skills.
4. More time with your recruiter
Automations can also increase recruiters’ output. For example, it can finish more laborious chores, like passive sourcing 24/7, giving recruiters more time to speak to candidates, help them with interviews preparation and also just simply getting to know them.
5. Job tailored specifically for you
Introducing Artificial Intelligence to the recruitment processes can improve the ability to provide superior performance metrics. Using more data driven techniques in recruitment opens up the opportunity to provide more precise measurement. These KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) are now a part of the recruiter’s ongoing strategy to contact the most suitable candidates and lead them through the process in the best possible way.Posted in: Allen Agency / Allen Consulting / Allen Embedded / Allen Outsource / Allen Senior Appointments / Poland