Today, automation is readily available for recruiters in everything from hiring software to job postings. More businesses are following suit and using these tools to improve their hiring efficiency and speed. However, some recruiters are still hesitant.
The biggest fear that most recruiters experience is the idea that automation takes away the human connection that candidates want in an interview. Essentially, many recruiters fear that candidates will get a bad impression from the interview process if they go through it independently. But is this really the case?
What Do Candidates Want?
So what is it that candidates want in an interview process? Most recruiters may think that candidates want the chance to talk to an interviewer, but the truth is that only 26% of companies gather feedback about their recruiting processes frequently enough to even have a good idea of what candidates really want. So, even if candidates do not want virtual interviews and they want to speak with an interviewer, most recruiters aren’t actually able to know that for certain.
In reality, though, there is nothing that candidates want more than a swift and effective recruiting process where they do not have to wait an entire week for an interview but they know they are heard and that their application is reviewed by a real person rather than a machine. They want the fastest interview process and a good candidate experience. Luckily for recruiters worldwide an on-demand interview platform, like Qualifi, can help you with these things.
Focus On The Right Connections
One of the toughest things to balance during a recruitment process is finding the best way to spend both your and your candidates’ time. An automated interview platform, like Qualifi’s on-demand phone interview platform, can help you easily identify your most promising candidates by sifting through all of your applicants’ recorded interview responses.
This way, rather than spending your time divided amongst hundreds of candidates, you can focus on the few best fits for the position you are hiring for. Automation can not only help your business to fix your slow time-to-hire but it can help your recruiters to build better and more meaningful relationships with your most qualified candidates — therefore helping you to hire only the best talent, even in a competitive market.
Let Your Hiring Tools Be An Extension of You
Your recruitment process is the first glimpse of your company’s internal workings that a candidate sees. It is important to make a good first impression and try to showcase what your company stands for. This can be shown by the questions you ask in your first interviews or in other ways. The questions you ask are critical in an automated phone interview because all you and the candidate are getting from each other are voices and the recorded virtual sides of the interview.
We recommend that, to avoid losing the human touch of your interviews and retain the feeling of a person-to-person meeting, you record your questions in a conversational manner and leave spaces for the candidates to talk to you about themselves. Recruiter simply need to make a conscious effort to do this when the questions are pre-recorded and conducted over the phone asynchronously.
To learn more about how Qualifi’s on-demand automated phone interviews can help you speed up your time-to-hire and make a great first impression on your candidates, check out how Gener8tor found success using our platform!