04/25/2016  //  By Steve Tiufekchiev  //  Candidate Experience

Let’s face it; you’re never going to take the “human” out of human resources. You still have to create a job description, source candidates, conduct interviews and communicate the final outcome – good and bad – to candidates. Luckily, there are numerous ways to help you automate the interview process and save you valuable time finding the best candidates, without detracting from the overall candidate experience. Here are six ways to automate your recruiting process.

1. Pre-screen candidates

Minimize the time associated with phone screens by administering pre-recorded video interviews. Select the questions you want candidates to answer, distribute to candidates to complete on their own time, and set aside a block of time to review the videos at once. This is not only a time saver, but can help you accurately compare and contrast candidates. Pre-recorded video interviews are particularly helpful during the initial screening process when interviewing a high number of candidates.

2. Simplify scheduling

Remove yourself from the scheduling matrix by allowing candidates to schedule – and reschedule- themselves without interrupting your team. Implement interview scheduling software to provide candidates with available time slots, and let them schedule their preferred time, based on availability.

3. Recruit on-the-go

Recruit from anywhere using mobile recruiting apps. Easily capture candidate data/resumes, access real-time candidate information, and oversee interviewing scheduling while online or offline. Progress through the interview process faster than your competitors, knowing you’ve captured all pertinent candidate information, away from the confines of your desk.

4. Build branded talent pipelines

Speed-up the interview process by building talent communities, so you have a consistent pipeline of engaged candidates. Source candidates directly from your talent community to cut down on candidate discovery and up-front vetting. Help talent community members get to know your company through videos that showcase the culture, company updates and skill-specific content that might pique their interest.

5. Implement evaluation process

Set-up talent workflows that include online and mobile evaluations to reduce the amount of time required to collect interviewer feedback. Assign evaluations to interviewers and automate follow-up reminders to interviewers to ensure evaluations are completed promptly.

6. Use a CRM to run your recruitment operations

Use a candidate relationship management system to eliminate tedious tasks within the recruiting process. A CRM can help automate the recruiting process and process you with the information you need to make smart hiring choices. A CRM can integrate with the other tools you use and can help you access your candidates’ information in one place. With a CRM, you can use scheduling software to set-up multiple interviews at once, or use campus recruiting tools to gather accurate information to effectively recruit a particular college campus.

About Steve Tiufekchiev

As Yello’s Chief Evangelist, Steve’s mission is to be the voice of recruitment change. With nearly 20 years of experience in talent acquisition, he evangelizes the benefits of using technology to power recruitment programs.

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