Posted by CareerBuilder UK on 21 June 2016 in HR Technology Trends, HR software, Recruiting Workflow & Efficiency | No Comment

Are you making the most of HR technology?

As an HR professional, you're probably having to deal with an increasing number of complex tasks everyday. Not only that, you also have to meet the expectations of your (internal) customers and demonstrate HR added-value. We've put together a list of software solutions that will help you keep on track, increase efficiency, reduce stress and give you more time to concentrate on important strategic matters.

Increase coverage & save time

Multi-posting technology, such as that from Broadbean, makes it very easy to publish job adverts in all relevant job portals and social media. You can save time, increase the coverage of your job ad and improve your chances of finding the ideal candidate. What's more, you can also evaluate which sources generate the best response with just a few clicks  - helping you ensure optimal use of your advertising budget.

Reduce paperwork  - make post-it notes a thing of the past!

If you expect a large number of applications, assessment and screening tools, such as the powerful CV Search from CareerBuilder, allow you to quickly scan through numerous CVs. Simply define your search criteria to get a ranked list of potential candidates that fit your profile. Tag interesting candidates with a note and forward the profile to any number of colleagues with just a few clicks. Integrated communication templates allow you to contact promising candidates straight away. Assessment and screening tools are already an integral part of more efficient applicant tracking systems.

Optimise your recruitment process

A professional applicant tracking system (ATS), such as the one from CareerBuilder, allows your entire recruitment workflow to be managed from a single platform: you can post a job vacancy on your own career website and in key job portals; manage applications, candidates and interviews; send automatic emails to promising applicants; produce valuable reports, measure the success of your recruitment activities and, in the long-run, optimise your entire recruitment process.

Get a quick first impression & save money

Video interviews can be useful, particularly when you advertise vacancies nationwide or internationally. Pre-recorded video interviews can save you time and money, and give you the flexibility to watch the recorded interviews at your convenience.

Get people onboard quickly

Once you've found the ideal candidate you will most certainly not want to lose them. Professional onboarding not only increases new-employee satisfaction, it also shortens the induction period. Professional HR management systems can save you tedious paperwork, with online check lists that automatically ensure new employees complete all necessary forms and essential training – giving you more time to take care of new hires personally.

Increase employee motivation

Regular training and learning opportunities are important for employee motivation. Use webinars, online courses or video workshops, for example to communicate and 'sell' new initiatives. Professional training software is also useful for planning customised training courses, keeping training records and automatically issuing certificates.

Make administration easier

Finally, there is the issue of managing employee data and the processes associated with it. HR management systems offer all-round features that make routine work significantly easier. For example, you can coordinate holiday applications, agreed goals and travel expenses/payroll information with just a few clicks – giving you more time to deal with what's really important: your employees.

 

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