The landscape of recruitment is always changing, and over the past few years, a lot of these changes have been moving towards recruitment automation. Your recruiting team has incredible growth goals but only a limited number of people to help them achieve them. With a job market that is more competitive than ever, you can’t afford a slow time-to-hire. This is where automation is the missing key.
With automated recruiting tools you can get better data that you can easily measure, record, and analyze — even if it is large quantities of data at a time. Automated tools can also help you to speed up the hiring process by helping you create a standardized and easy application process.
Here, we will look into 4 of the most immediate benefits that automating and centralizing your recruiting process can bring.
The first benefit of automating your recruiting process is access to more advanced and reliable tracking methods. Even if your recruitment teams utilize the same interview script in all of your traditional phone interviews — meaning, in real-time — one interview is bound to differ from another. This inconsistency, paired with the pitfalls of manual tracking can make it nearly impossible to determine which questions or what number of questions perform best for recruiting new candidates.
An automated asynchronous interview, on the other hand, offers you the ability to tell for certain which interview scripts lead to the highest response rates from candidates.
2. More Candidates
Automated recruiting systems help recruiters to widen their pool of potential candidates as well as improve their productivity by reducing the amount of time they need to spend on monotonous manual tasks. By automating these tasks — such as sourcing candidates as well as scheduling and conducting interviews — you lessen your recruitment team’s workload each day, which helps to avoid constantly high-stress levels and recruiter burnout.
So whether you are working on high volume recruitment or you are simply wanting to improve your rapid hiring strategies, recruitment automation tools that make it easier for more candidates to apply to your open positions, such as on-demand interviews, can be essential to achieving your recruitment goals without completely wearing out your recruitment team.
3. Mitigate Bias
We are all affected by unconscious bias, and this bias can influence recruiters’ decisions during the recruitment process. While we cannot help the unconscious biases that are in our own minds, we can help to remove them from hiring decisions by using automation.
Automation can remove biases from the hiring process by creating a consistent hiring process that uses standardized interview scripts for all applicants and phone interviews remove the possibility of visual bias. This way all candidates are offered the same opportunity to share their skills, and recruiters can review all applications fairly.
4. Revenue Growth
The final benefit of automated recruiting is increased revenue. Recruiters often see fast ROI when they introduce automation between avoided costs, improved time-to-hire, and the ability to track where revenue growth is originating. Before automation — and the advanced metric tracking it brings with it — recruitment teams previously had a hard time showing their management how they contributed to the growth of the business. But now, with automation tools, they can do just that.
Knowing your time-to-hire, understanding the amount of revenue that is generated, and identifying key recruitment ROI metrics allows you to easily report revenue growth to management with confidence.
So, are you ready to start automating your recruiting process and experiencing these four benefits? Read about how First Advantage was able to broaden their candidate pool with Qualifi's on-demand interview platform.