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 and how is it used in recruitment?
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 automate recruitment processes and what is in it for candidates.
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 benefit of automation 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. More data 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.
In Allen Recruitment, we have multiple automation tools that help us improve candidates’ experience. You can find all details in our previous article on ‘How automation is changing recruitment’.
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