8 Ways to Automate Recruiting Processes
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 recruitment automation process and save you valuable time finding the best candidates, without detracting from the overall candidate experience.
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 Interview 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 campus 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 campus recruitment automation 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 a Productive Evaluation Process
Set-up talent workflows that include online and mobile evaluations to reduce the amount of time required to collect interviewer feedback. Assign digital interview evaluations to interviewers and automate follow-up reminders to ensure completed feedback, like the digital records and scheduling capabilities that help identify and remove bottlenecks in your hiring process.
6. Use a CRM to run your recruitment operations
Use a candidate relationship management system to eliminate tedious tasks within the recruiting automation 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.
7. Recruiting Automations for Sourcing
Increase sourcing ROI and save time by using recruiting automations for sourcing such as skills matching software that leverages your existing candidate database and new resumes to quickly identify top matches for open roles based on desired skills, experience, and other attributes. This is especially useful for recruiting early talent by translating campus activities into relevant skills. Automating sourcing through skills matching maximizes your existing candidate pool so you spend less time manually searching for new candidates.
8. Use Chatbots to Engage Candidates
Implement chatbots on your career site to provide candidates with 24/7 support and answers to common questions, freeing up your recruiters’ time. Chatbots can screen candidates with qualifying questions, schedule interviews and send updates.
Automating Campus Recruiting with Yello
Automating recruiting processes requires thoughtful planning and implementation, but the benefits are plentiful. Automation saves campus recruiters time on tedious tasks, minimizes errors, reduces bias, and improves candidate experience through faster response times. Companies that strategically leverage automation will transform hiring operations to be more efficient, effective, and candidate-centric in our early talent landscape.
For more information on how Yello can empower your campus recruiting team with our all-in=pne hub, schedule a demo today!