As technology increase, so does the amount of companies investing in and creating technology based functions including Recruitment software. Recruitment software has become a crucial piece of talent management, most of them claim to radically transform the way you source and recruit talent, but what should you be looking out for when choosing a recruitment software package?
The software package should be reliable, robust and comprehensive, and most importantly does it streamline your recruitment process?
Recruitment software should be created with the end user in mind, companies need to store and retrieve unlimited amount of candidates, their skills and other accumulating factors. Recruiting software should be an accessible database with functionality such as the ability to create duplicates, create, customize and manage requisitions, this should simplify the workflow process and in effect increase the productivity of the process.
CV Parsing :
CV parsing is an ideal feature for any recruitment agency. When resumes are entered into the software, the technology parses or “reads” the resume and subsequently creates and updates candidates records automatically.
This eliminates the need for manual inputting the data. A good software will also extract key details and also identifies and export candidate skills to their record. This will save a considerable amount of time, and provide an increase in the conversion rate.
Work Flow Management:
As we move through the hiring process, recruiting software should have functionality in relation to the workflow. Records should have the ability to be customized, updated, followed up, alerts and scheduling. A great workflow process feature should allow for effective process, efficient communication both internally and externally and increase productivity due to the time saved.
Email import and campaigning :
An email feature should also be included within the package. This feature should allow the recruiter to import all emails from various accounts, meaning all emails are located in one system.
An email campaign feature is also important aspect to recruiting agencies. This allows the process to be automated and schedule emails for a time when they are most likely a high open rate. A tracking system should also be complementary to the email campaign, this allows you to see if your emails are being received, who opened the email etc. This gives valuable information on the effectiveness of your email campaign.
The biggest benefit to email campaigns is that you can send regular targeted emails, measure the results and have complete control of how and when the emails are sent.
A fully comprehensive recruiting software package should also include a reporting and analysis function, this allows recruiters’ and management an insights into how the company
is performing overall. The reporting and analysis section will provide strong data, enabling forecasting and bench marking.
Integration is an important component of any recruiting software as this aids talent acquisition. Recruiters use many different communicative platforms to advertise job postings. Integration with website, social media, mobile applications and others should be an application within recruitment software.
This creates a one stop solution provider and allows recruiters to use a multiple of channels to communicate with their candidates and clients, increase their potential pool of candidates and transcend into a quicker and smoother hiring process.
Additional features :
Other features which are useful for any recruiter would be:
Instant Alerts– This allows recruiters to deal with issues or aspects in real time. Alerts will pop up on the system if… for example the recruiter recieves an email reply, SMS reply or alerts from colleagues and management.
Bulk and Two-way SMS– This feature will not only allow recruiters to send SMS to a unlimited amount of candidates, but will also allow candidates to reply straight back to texts and have it recorded on the software. This application will also provide an instant notification in the chat bar.
Geo- located– A radius search feature allows recruiter to search candidates based on their proximity to the potential work place.
With the geo coding feature and radius search you can determine the distance between candidate and job location.
However some of the most basic features is where recruitment software can go wrong. The speed of processing, ease of use and functionality and utilization. Recruiting software should be easy to navigate with a simple process or lay-out, it should enable recruiters to source, develop and nurture talent both internally and externally without headaches and hours wasted trying to figure out the interface.
**Arithon, from recruitment software to fully integrated websites and mobile app’s. Arithon produces a range of tools to enhance the performance and operation of recruitment agencies. **