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What Are Some Benefits of Automating Your Recruiting and Onboarding Process?

Human Resources
Article
01/12/2016

As the economy rebounds, many businesses are looking to grow. Hiring and retaining top talent is often a critical part of achieving that objective. Yet many companies struggle in the increasingly competitive talent market to hire the best employees, from executives, to technical talent, and sales people. Automating your recruiting and onboarding processes can help your company be more efficient, while freeing your HR staff to focus on high value activities. Let's take a look at what businesses may need to know in order to effectively automate these processes.

Automated Recruiting: Streamlining Talent Management

Talent management is a vital part of the growth of any organization. However, recruiting is an administratively intense function that requires a significant amount of time. Creating job descriptions, promoting them, vetting resumes, scheduling interviews, and negotiating offers all require a meticulous attention to detail. It's a function that can ideally be improved through the use of appropriate technology.

With an applicant tracking system, HR staff can write a job description and promote it widely on job sites and social channels with just a few clicks. Qualifying questions can help automatically eliminate unqualified applicants and help uncover the best job candidates. Strategically using HR technology may accelerate the recruiting process and give your HR team more time to focus on interviews and help to deliver outstanding candidate experiences. At the same time, by reducing administrative work, you may be able to cut costs and add to your business' bottom line.

Improving the Onboarding Process

Once a new hire joins your company, it's important that your onboarding process serves as a great introduction to your business and culture. The onboarding process can set the tone for the worker's relationship with you and the company over the long-term. However, onboarding is often filled with paperwork and training. Fortunately, much of this work can be streamlined, for example, by implementing a self-service program. New hires can then quickly and easily fill out their contact information and decide on their benefits elections.

By reducing the amount of time associated with basic administrative processes during onboarding, managers and HR reps have the ability to focus on higher impact activities. Employees can jump right into job-related training and focus on getting to know their coworkers and understanding the company culture.

As you've seen, automating your onboarding and recruiting process can have several benefits, including the ability to reduce costs and allow your HR team to focus on high ROI activities. With the proper technology in place, your candidates and new hires can have a better recruiting and onboarding experience.

 

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