Recruiting continues to change and adapt with modern technology. One of the more recent developments is recruiting automation. If you aren’t already informed about automation in recruiting, now is your chance. In this article, we will define recruiting automation and explain its importance for a successful recruiting process.
What is recruiting automation?
Automation itself is defined by Dictionary.com as, “the technique, method, or system of operating or controlling a process by highly automatic means, as by electronic devices, reducing human intervention to a minimum.” Recruiting automation is essentially the automatization of the recruiting process, so that certain tasks are done by a software or tool in a faster and simpler manner.
Why is it necessary?
Recruiting automation is here to stay for number of reasons including:
1. Increased amount of information needing to be processed
First off, the amount of information that needs to be processed continues to increase for many companies. The more open jobs, the more information that needs to be handled. Automation makes dealing with large amounts of data more simplified.
2. Technology continues to change
Technology as continues to evolve and change, becoming more and more intelligent. Utilizing this technology is vital for staying ahead of the game and will ensure that your recruiting process doesn’t fall behind the times.
3. The war for talent is getting more competitive
As the unemployment rate continues to decline, the war for talent becomes an even harder battle. With so many passive candidates, it seems difficult to find ways to recruit qualified individuals. But recruiting automation can help to improve the hiring process and make it simpler for everyone.
4. Candidate experience is becoming more important
Candidate experience can make or break your recruiting process. Recruiting automation, when used correctly, can help to enhance candidate experience. For example, automation can help to create a more personalized experience
What are the benefits?
One of the major benefits of recruiting automation is increased productivity. By automating tasks, you will have more time to dedicate to other tasks that may have been neglected or rushed in the past. The truth is, no one really wants to do those redundant tasks like data entry or sending out 100 individual emails to different candidates. So why not eliminate these types of task when it’s possible?
Screenshot: Example of email automation tool in the Talention software
Easier candidate nurturing
Another benefit of recruiting automation is the ability to nurture candidates in an easier way. Through automated emails and newsletters, you can stay in touch with more potential candidates without having to create an individualized process for each one. And through candidate nurturing, you can improve the overall candidate experience.
Screenshot: Example of the newsletter tool in the Talention software
Check out our page "The Ultimate Guide to the Future of Recruiting" to find further resources on the topic of the future of recruiting.
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