The Importance of Recruitment Automation

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Recruitment is probably one of the most business-critical functions of your HR department. The recruitment process involves finding and hiring new employees to fill open positions in an organisation, and has a large number of sub-processes within this process. Let's take a look at what's involved and find out how automating recruitment in your organisation can lead to significant benefits for your HR department and the business as a whole.

Benefits of automating recruitment processes

Recruitment is one of those areas that is not simply a tick box process. It involves a multitude of different tasks and processes. Many of these involve a variety of partners and stakeholders - from potential candidates to supervisors to third-party vendors such as recruiters and advertising companies.

Automate the entire recruitment process:
  • Increases the consistency and quality of the recruitment process
  • Improves HR team productivity
  • Saves time by reducing workload
  • Increases the social reach of vacancies
  • Improves recruitment strategies
  • Streamlines data collection
  • Enables companies to find the right talent

But one of the most noticeable improvements in recruitment automation means relying less on outdated, manual processes.

Recruitment processes that can be improved through automation

Almost every part of the recruitment process can benefit from automation. Here's how:

Sourcing and selecting candidates

With recruitment automation software, supervisors and HR teams can work together to quickly and easily create and modify structured job descriptions and advertisements from templates. This allows vacancies to be advertised as quickly as possible. It is easy to create lists of mandatory and desired skills, qualifications and experience that the candidate must have. The software can automatically screen applicants to filter out those who do not meet the criteria, so supervisors do not have to waste their time manually filtering applications from unsuitable candidates.

Internal talent pool

Recruitment tools allow companies to move from passive to proactive recruitment strategies. Instead of posting jobs on various portals and waiting for candidates to apply, companies can speed up the hiring process by building and maintaining a pipeline of already vetted, engaged and ready candidates.

Tracking candidates and scheduling interviews

HR management software can track the progress of candidate applications and even automatically place successful candidates into open interview slots, using a pre-built scheduling module that is synchronised with all line managers' schedules. This is a great way to make the best use of time and fill slots with candidates over a shorter period of time, allowing for a more accurate and precise comparison of their interview performance.

Offers

Once the interviewer has selected their preferred candidate for the position after the interview, all they need to do is update the HR system with this information. The system can then automatically generate offer letters, contracts and other relevant documents for the successful candidate, as well as rejection letters for those who were unsuccessful.

Onboarding of employees

The phase between the offer to hire and the new employee's first day of work is called the onboarding phase. Automation can help with a number of activities, such as sending automated welcome emails to employees, setting up IT access and helping supervisors and HR organise onboarding and training programmes.

The most user-friendly software solutions for recruitment

IceHrm offers a wide range of process-specific modules to help organisations with their HR tasks and processes. An automated HR suite is a perfect way to bring efficiency and automation to the often complicated and tedious HR process.

IceHrm is a unified HR management suite that offers room for customisation. Unlike other HRIS, companies can effortlessly customise it to perfectly fit their existing hiring processes. With IceHrm Cloud, companies can easily coordinate multiple sourcing activities and marketing campaigns.

Best of all, it enables HR teams to manage multiple recruitment strategies in a single interface. It provides timely insights into the performance of recruitment campaigns, allowing the company to see where its recruitment budget is paying off. Line managers can customise recruitment workflows and assign interviews to shortlisted candidates for maximum convenience.

Automate your recruitment process with IceHrm Cloud

Recruitment can involve many challenging and tedious activities for those in charge of an organisation. Customisable HR suites like IceHrm Cloud help companies simplify the recruitment process.

Let IceHrm Cloud help you replace manual, time-consuming tasks with an automated hiring process. It provides candidates with a personalised and seamless recruitment experience that a simple applicant tracking system can't match. Bring talent and recruitment together by signing up for a free trial of IceHrm Cloud.

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