Understanding Talent Acquisition Technology
No doubt there are new technologies that impact how our businesses manage recruitment and improve how we find, onboard and retain top talent. Thanks to new technology, HR teams and small business owners can leverage emerging solutions that will help streamline this important HR function. Here we look at the essential talent acquisition technologies and emerging tech trends that help make the hiring process easier for your business.
Enabling More Remote Workers
The remote workforce is here to stay. Remote workforce management software (RWFM) makes it easy to maintain productivity, track hours, assign schedules, process retirement and resignations, and improve hiring and onboarding from one system. It is at the heart of operational resilience, allowing you to meet need and have a continuity plan in place.
You can keep remote work available and streamline your work-from-home policies. It also ensures workers effectively perform their duties, while remaining engaged. Your RWFM improves efficiency so you can integrate everything from one mobile app. As a result, you overcome common challenges such as:
- Scheduling and payroll inaccuracies
- Insufficient integrated systems to support remote workers
- Multiple databases leading to double entry errors
- Less defined operational workflows
- No remote worker policies
- Need for changes to job roles
- Performance tracking gaps
- Lack of a streamlined process to assign duties
- No performance measurement method
- Lack of career guidance
- Cybersecurity risks
- Authorization challenges for data access
The right software streamlines the entire process across all departments and roles.
Hiring Platforms with Talent Acquisition Software
Talent management systems improve the way you recruit and retain workplace talent. You have access to on-demand content integrated with social and collaborative tools, so you have seamless communication and interaction with talent regardless of the device they use. The system allows you to:
- Deploy the right learning strategy for your organization with specific courses and assignments
- Maintain complete visibility of talent using performance management tools and reporting
- Improved productivity and learning outcomes with ongoing feedback across all roles of your business
- Flexible talent succession planning
- Make data-backed decisions with talent insights and analytics to ensure fair compensation
This is important because it provides clear planning that helps employees identify their career paths and roles within the business. As a result, you attract more qualified applicants. You also improve employee engagement from day one, to increase the longevity of employee tenures.
Video Conferencing for Recruitment
Video conferencing makes the recruitment process easier for all stakeholders. It is the best way to conduct automated interviews with canned questions answered in person via a recording. It reduces the need for a company representative to conduct initial interviews for your ideal candidates yet allows you to see firsthand how candidates react to your most important initial questions.
Once you narrow down your candidates, you can conduct interviews based on your preferred interview practices. Candidates don’t have to travel to your office, but it is also the best way to conduct interviews for remote candidates from anywhere in the world. This opens the doors wide to find talent anywhere, not just in your own town. The number of interviews can also be reduced, as all your key department heads, as well as peers, can attend the interview at once.
Online Recruitment Process
Online tests can be used to weed out candidates based on hands-on skills testing. You can conduct tests to suit any level whether it is a typing test for an admin position or a technical test for a graphic artist. You can also do psychological testing to gain insight on compatibility with your work ethic or company culture to ensure you make the right choice to optimize the personality fit. It can also be something as simple as filling out a specific job application to get the answers you need. The answers can then be sorted using AI, or filters based on keywords.
Automated Onboarding Process
Employee onboarding software rids HR departments of time-consuming paperwork and inconsistent processes that interfere with new hire success. It can be used to manage a long list of common onboarding, time-consuming steps including:
- Payroll setup
- Managing employee database records
- Benefits administration information
- Workflows from one stage to another or from HR to the hiring department
- Documentation compliance
- Background checks
- Formalized training using a self-guided system
All of these automated steps lessen the amount of time both HR teams and the hiring department employees need to spend on new hires. As well, you ensure your hiring team has the information they need from anywhere using a mobile app. Self-guided solutions provide a better first impression and experience for new hires which helps them feel they have made the right decision.
They can more easily integrate into their new roles with a focus on their job and a better understanding of what is expected of them. Management can identify opportunities for improvement in your onboarding processes based on common stumbling blocks new hires face. All of these things help improve your talent retention rates.
Talent Acquisition and Recruitment Trends rely heavily on changing technology. They allow you to optimize your hiring policies and attract top talent with less disruption to your entire HR team.
About the Author
Kayla is the Marketing Manager at Paypro Corporation overseeing all inbound and outbound marketing and sales efforts. She has 7+ years of experience working within the B2B and SaaS based solutions space and thrives on creating messaging and campaigns that introduce products and services to those who need them most.