There’s more to hiring than just sourcing candidates. And recruitment automation is your best friend to achieve everything that you want in terms of hiring.
You see, aside from finding the best fit for the company, a hiring manager is also taken up by tasks like building a healthy and positive corporate culture, branding building exercises, creating and initiating healthy relationships among new and existing employees.
On the fence about automation in recruitment? In this blog, I will tell you why you should look towards having an AI-based hiring solution to help you with these mundane tasks.
Here's what you will learn
How a Recruitment Automation System Help You?
I am sure you have regular tasks like quicker turnarounds on feedback and measures on how to help improve work-life balance for the organization as a whole. As a recruiter or a hiring manager, you play a pivotal role in recruitment.
In addition to the above, you are also responsible for a number of tasks. Recruitment automation helps you improve candidate quality and experience, fill up positions faster, ensure sourcing efficiency, and be a step ahead of competitors in terms of building a good talent pool.
However, in today’s competitive environment, it has become imperative that hiring managers avoid actions that slow the recruitment process or maybe result in delays or negative candidate experience and feedback – an absolute recruitment nightmare.
Why Adopt Automation in Recruitment – Some Statistics
According to a market survey, above all, more than 60% of job-seekers shared they are inclined to respond to a hiring manager or a recruiter, who personally reaches out to them. However, a significant percentage also admitted that reasons like, not giving enough time to communicate, radio silence, or zero feedback through the hiring process made them drop out even before any hiring decision could be made.
Without recruitment automation, your business must ensure that these people, who are working round-the-clock to build positive corporate culture and sourcing candidates, must be given some technological aid that would allow them to more efficiently filter through applications and meet candidates who are closely aligned with the company’s objectives. As a result, they get enough time in hand to focus on other operational tasks.
The Era of AI
In the era of artificial intelligence (AI) and recruitment automation system, where it is transforming the world, is it too much of a risk for the HR industry to take? No.
In fact, there’s nothing better than machine-based intelligence meeting humans at the Human Resource Departments. However, AI and machine learning have considerable inferences over HR practices. Moreover, In the past year, AI has taken in HR to better strategize people’s decisions.
Artificial Intelligence and automation in recruitment are accelerators and assistants of manual efforts, specifically through the hiring process, like:
- Talent Acquisition
- Resume Parsing
- Employee Communication and Engagement
- Tending to queries of Job-Seekers faster
These are just a few of the many crucial tasks that AI and a recruitment automation system can easily manage. Thus relieving recruiters and hiring managers from heavy-lifting tasks. And not just recruiters, companies must integrate AI to help build a better candidate experience.
Many job seekers, even today, prefer to apply for jobs on the company’s website. However, due to technical glitches, the lengthy application processes, and time-taking feedback, they give up. Applicants will be able to apply to jobs and can easily get through the first round of selection with AI.
Who said that AI and recruitment automation couldn’t give you a win-win situation?
Editor’s Note: Originally published on 28 March 2019 at 5:09 PM. Updated 20 April 2021.