Thanks to modern technology, the recruitment process has never been easier. Businesses don’t need to send out hundreds of letters inviting prospective employees to interviews, nor do they have to vet each person individually by mail or phone. Businesses are able to efficiently background check people and invite them for interviews. Interviews themselves can also be held online, which makes them a lot easier for interviewees and interviewers.
This post will explore this subject a little deeper, explaining how technology can improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the recruitment process:
Technology gives companies the opportunity to post more concise and informative job listings. Additionally, with the aid of technology, companies can advertise their job listings to large audiences. More concise and informative job listings significantly improve the candidate experience, which can, in turn, result in happier and more content employees. When you are posting job listings for your company, it is very important to publish accurate information. As well as accurate information, make sure that you include the wage on offer, as well as the benefits of working with your company. A lot of companies fail to do this, which significantly reduces the number of applicants that they get for positions that they are advertising. More concise listings will increase the number of applications that you get.
Job listings aren’t the only things that technology allows companies to publish online. The internet also gives companies the opportunity to have applicants complete online applications, before sending their resumes in. These applications give businesses the ability to filter out applicants that don’t meet the job’s criteria. Companies can put question boxes on the application’s page, and then immediately deny applicants that answer the questions in a way that’s undesirable for that company. Online applications also give applicants an opportunity to talk about themselves, explaining what their strengths are. This makes the lives of hiring managers much easier because they are able to see who’s more qualified for the position that’s listed without checking out resumes first.
Interviews don’t need to be held in person anymore. Trying to find the time to interview multiple people in person can be extremely difficult, especially if it is just the first interview. Some jobs have several interview stages. If your company is going to be holding several interviews per applicant, then digital interviews are a great way to filter out underqualified and undesirable applicants, without wasting their time (and yours). Additionally, digital interviews are COVID-safe. The pandemic’s still ongoing despite wide vaccine rollouts, so ensuring COVID safety is strongly recommended by governments from around the world.
Reference checks are a very important part of the recruitment process. They are conducted so that companies can be sure the people that they are hiring are qualified, experienced, and most importantly of all, of good character. The most common type of reference check performed is a police background check. Before technology, companies had to apply for these in writing (or required individuals to provide their own). Now, it’s possible to perform these checks online. It’s also easier for companies to background check people with the help of social media and Google searches. Background checks have been simplified tremendously by technology.
When applicants are offered jobs, onboarding is the next step. However, before technology, employees would have to attend their new job’s main office in person and supply HR staff with their passport, bank statements, and proof of address. Onboarding’s never been easier, with the help of technology. Now employees can be onboarded via email and with the use of various video messaging platforms, like Zoom and Skype. The ability to onboard online makes it a lot easier for people to get on with their new jobs, without interrupting their schedules, especially if their jobs are remote.
On the subject of remote work, technology has given companies the ability to offer employees the opportunity to work from home. Working from home is an extremely effective way of saving your staff time and money. Commuting to work can be very draining, not to mention extremely expensive. Technology makes working from home possible. You will be able to have an entire workforce working from home, as long as you supply them with phones and laptops. Remote working also ensures that your staff are safe and don’t have to worry about picking up any viruses or illnesses at work when interacting with large groups of people.
Technology has completely transformed the way that companies hire new staff. Not only is recruitment a lot easier now, but it is also a lot more cost-efficient. Job applicants and companies alike have never had it easier, thanks to technology.