Automation in recruitment

The modern workforce implements technology to assist and aid in everyday tasks. Recruitment is no exception. Within a hiring team, those who utilise recruitment automation can experience time and cost-saving benefits as well as efficiency in improving recruitment results almost instantly.

Automation in recruitment involves the process in which everyday recruiting tasks are completed automatically. Automation excels in easing up high volume workloads, to improve productivity and to take the pressure off of hiring teams.

We take a look at the 5 benefits of a human and recruitment automation partnership

1. Manage high workloads

Recruiting automation handles pressure. Take for example, a rise in job applications – hiring teams may not be equipped to deal with the increase manually but utilising screening automation can help assist in tackling the review process. The technology works by automatically screening all incoming CVs/resumes against open job vacancies dependent on correlating job data points.

The human and automation partnership will then begin to form. Screening automation manages the initial job application review. Whilst recruiters can evaluate suggested job matching candidates and ultimately make the final hiring decision.

2. Spend more time with the candidate

Automation tools undertake highly administrative recruitment tasks which leave recruiters more time to invest in the candidate. They can therefore make more strategic hiring decisions and improve the overall candidate experience.

Candidate rediscovery tools ensure valuable re-engagement opportunities. Recruiters can instantly access a pool of talent already existing within their ATS database. Utilising automation to screen previous job applicants at the start of a new job requisition. Delivering previous talent for new opportunities to maximise brand and candidate engagement.

3. Make data backed decisions

Automation enables recruiters to make data-backed decisions. The reason to hire is supported by results derived from automation tools. A mass number of job applications can accumulate for any given role, recruitment automation can process these applications fast and efficiently to provide the suggested job matching candidates to the recruiter. Rather than review every all job applications manually, recruiters can now review matching candidates to ensure they met the job requirements. In order to help support the reason to hire with statistical backed evidence.

4. Reduce the risk of bias

Candidates are subject to discrimination and unfair hiring decisions because of a risk of bias in the recruitment process. Humans alone will find it difficult to promise a guarantee of complete removal of bias because often it occurs outside the subconscious awareness.

However, automation can help tackle unconscious bias. Every job application is treated in the same way and is screened fairly against the same job data points. It doesn’t tire, reply on gut feeling or favour candidates because of unrelated job factors. Instead, it undertakes a consistent initial job application screen that considers every applicant.

Together recruiters and automation can collaboratively work together to tackle bias.

5. Maximise the quality of hire

High volume workloads can cause recruiters to rush. As humans we feel the urgency to complete tasks within the set timescale but when short of time, this can often sacrifice the level of quality in which we do so.

Therefore, instead of working alone – recruiters can work alongside recruitment automation to manage their time more effectively. During top of the funnel recruitment processes, automated assistance can be utilised to screen, source and pipeline talent. In order to help make better hiring decisions, reduce the risk of missed talent and improve the candidate experience.

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