Achieving a 100% direct hire approach to your recruitment can seem like a daunting prospect, especially if you use recruitment agencies or you have Line Managers who all have their own approach to hiring. However, there are some great bits of tech that can really help you streamline and reduce the amount of administration involved. Below we’ve listed our top 5 tools to improve your recruitment process:
Every business should have one whether you recruit one or hundreds of people a year. Create a simple page with ‘Work for Us’ and details about what it is like to work for you, benefits you offer, the kind of vacancies you have and how people can get in touch. If you have a job vacancy, it is a great place to post the advert and get additional interest or referrals from traffic visiting your site. If you want to further elaborate, you could include videos too. Including a careers page on your website will give you a place to direct job seekers from all your other marketing efforts and help communicate your company culture and brand to interested applicants.
Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)
We have discussed Applicant Tracking Systems in detail before, but the simplicity a tool like this can bring to your recruitment process is priceless. Gone are the spreadsheets, the arguments between who got who first from recruitment agencies, confusion between your Line Managers and where people are in the hiring process. Your budget and frequency of hiring will determine the type of system that would be most suitable for you.
Flat Fee Recruiter provides access to its Applicant Tracking System with every vacancy, so you can use ours for free and start to hone in what type of system would benefit your business.
It may feel like magic, but this bit of tech is really useful if you have a lot of CVs from various sources and you want to enter them into an Applicant Tracking System or database with the click of a button. There are some really good ones on the market for a variety of wallet sizes and worth checking out if you have high administration levels with data entry of job seeker details.
You may have heard of HootSuite or Buffer app? These are social media schedulers that allow you to schedule tweets, posts or updates months in advance; the platform will then send your notifications at the appointed time to the appointed channel. You can schedule anything from your jobs, company news information and general industry information. There are also specific job schedulers or plug-ins to an ATS too that you may want to review.
Employee Referral Platforms
Employee referrals are usually the best hires you will make. Not only will the staff you hire via this method stay with you for longer, but it is one of the most cost effective ways to recruit and quickest way to reach the best talent – especially the ones who are not looking. There are lots of platforms that you can integrate into your business for all budgets. These platforms hook up your vacancies with your employees’ networks and then use technology to match and manage the whole process.
There are obviously lots more tools that you can use to improve your recruiting efforts, however, we hope that this blog post has given you some ideas on where to start. If you would like to use our Applicant Tracking System, then please just give us a call on 0113 3227243 with your next vacancy and you can experience just how easy it is to manage all your applications and communications in one place.
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