Advancements in recruitment are rapidly occurring and it can be hard to keep up.
We have created this quick guide to give you an overlook of what recruitment software is and how it’s features can help you easily manage your whole recruitment process.
What is recruitment software?
Recruiting talent is fundamental for any hiring manager. Recruitment software allows you to make this less time consuming and organized. It doesn’t remove people from your recruitment process altogether. Instead, it allows you to give your team more time to focus on the candidates rather than on the process. Putting candidates first allows you to give them a better candidate experience and the benefits of that are plentiful.
Recruitment software features
Applicant tracking system
An ATS (applicant tracking system) is the heart of your recruitment software. It allows you to easily organize your job postings, process CVs and track your candidates from start to finish. With the number of CVs, companies receive for an average job posting it allows for some automation of job applicants through filters or application questions.
A standalone ATS can have some common weaknesses so having other features alongside it supplies additional functionality and provides a better solution for your recruitment strategy.
Recruitment software isn’t just about a management process anymore. A good ATS will have many other additional features and one of these is an employer branding profile for your company. When it comes to hiring talent attraction is the first step of that. Building a corporate profile on the front end of your recruitment software allows you to advertise your roles, tell potential candidate about your company and provide them with a sneak peek of what is like to work there so they can see themselves as a ‘fit’.
Candidate Relationship Managment (CRM)
Attracting and managing talent is great but with a CRM feature, it allows you to easily build your talent pool and nurture your leads for future roles. A CRM differs from an ATS because an ATS primarily focuses on applicants whereas a CRM focuses on the larger potential candidate pool. With traditional job boards, candidates are not given the option to submit their CVs for future roles meaning you could miss out on a great hire.
Having recruitment software with a front end that provides active candidates with interest in your company to be considered for future roles is essential and can help save time and money with your recruitment process.
Rather than just simply documenting tasking and posting jobs. Acquiring recruitment software allows you to obtain measurable metrics. Modern offices are moving away from the filing cabinets and excel spreadsheets as they can see the benefits that recruitment software has to offer to make their recruitment strategy more manageable and more importantly GDPR compliant.
How to select the right recruitment software?
- Tip 1: Identify the problem you are trying to solve
Start by identifying the recruiting problem that you are trying to solve. If you have a number of issues you are trying to solve at once start with your biggest pain.
It could be a case of spending too much time rejecting unqualified candidates. If this is the case then you should choose a software solution that allows you to auto reject candidates with a ‘one-click solution’.
- Tip 2: Don’t make work for yourself
Recruitment software is great as long as it helps to simplify or streamline the process. Of course when first implemented there will be a small amount of training as there is for any new product but in the long run, make sure it makes your job easier in a meaningful way.
Also don’t be afraid to try before you buy. As Matt Charney from Recruiting Blogs says “Look to buy products that you can try and take for a test drive.”
Remember recruitment software is a tool to help with your hiring process not to replace it!