What Type of Buyer Are You/What Are You looking for in Recruitment Software?
What should you look for in a recruiting software package?
Because the primary benefit your organisation will enjoy with recruiting software is automation, you should look for a program that automates as many tasks as possible, while also working seamlessly with your own systems already in place.
The best recruitment software will enable you to cut down on time spent sourcing candidates, communicating with them, interviewing them, and onboarding them. All of this time saved ultimately boils down to automation.
In the past, your only choice to save this kind of time may have involved delegating the recruitment tasks to a staffing agency. However, the cost of using a staffing agency is not insignificant.
While recruitment software also comes with a price tag, it may be easier to justify the expense of a program you can tailor to your needs and customise to blend seamlessly into your own corporate branding.
In addition to the basic features, you should be looking for, such as automated tasks, a recruitment software package will ideally include these features as well:
- A mobile-friendly interface, or mobile recruitment app
- A quick and user-friendly application process
- Built in training tools so you can get your hiring managers using the software quickly
- Compliance with relevant hiring rules and regulations
Why are small recruitment agencies willing to invest in recruiting software?
No matter the size of the business, recruiting software can ultimately help the bottom line. Time saved on sourcing and interviewing candidates is time redirected to productivity and profits.
Additionally, recruitment software raises your corporate profile to attract a better talent pool, versus a shoddy or cobbled together effort from a hiring team without the appropriate resources and time to devote to finding top talent.
A sophisticated recruitment software system can make a tremendous difference when it comes to smaller agencies, elevating their brand recognition and attracting a more diverse and qualified candidate pool.
What are the key buying factors to consider in a good recruitment software?
There is a budgetary starting point for any organisation, and some of the more elaborate systems could be cost-prohibitive. A cost-benefit analysis is important to undertake, and there may be a scaled-down system that is both affordable and effective.
Once you determine your company’s budget for recruiting software, the factors to consider are down to ensure you are getting the best possible features within the systems you can afford.
You will want to evaluate the systems based on the number of tasks automated, the extent to which it can be customised, whether it blends seamlessly with the rest of the software and CRM systems used in your business, and the overall ratings from other customers who have used the software.
How does the size of your company affect the recruiting software package you need?
The size of your business is relevant in terms of the price tag, but not necessarily the software itself. A recruitment software system that is well designed can be applied to a company of 200 or 20,000 employees.
How can you evaluate the best recruiting software?
There is really no greater way to evaluate recruitment software than customer reviews. Other users experience with a specific software package will give you an idea of how it may (or may not) be the right package for your organisation.
In addition to reading online reviews, reach out to peers and colleagues in other organisations to ask which software they use, what they like and dislike about it, and whether if given a choice they would buy it again.
While comparing software packages, be sure to keep track of which features are included and which features are absolute “must-haves” for your business versus things you can live without.
Ideally, a customisable software system will allow you to add on other features if you decide you need them in the future, but you will not be forced into paying for features you will never use.
How does recruiting software create an impressive candidate experience?
Suppose your recruitment process involves candidates hearing from several different people in your organisation, or receiving various documents related to the interview process. In that case, you stand a much better chance of impressing that candidate with consistently branded materials.
A polished and professional presentation is incredibly important when it comes to attracting talented candidates. A haphazard recruitment process leaves a sour taste in a candidate’s mouth: if the business cannot get its act together in recruiting, what must its daily operations be like?
Talent acquisition can be extremely competitive in certain markets and industries, so businesses cannot afford to be perceived as weak when it comes to recruitment efforts.
Savvy HR professionals know that this is why recruitment software is essential, creating a “one-stop-shop” for everything related to recruitment and onboarding, whilst blending it into the company’s existing structures and branding.
The best software packages will be malleable enough to blend in yet robust enough as a standalone product to be effective.
Why is Recruitment Marketing Important for Employers?
Recruitment Marketing is the practice of using marketing strategies to promote the value of working for an employer in order to attract, engage, recruit and retain talent. A recruitment marketer is someone who performs this function of ensuring your brand is well represented to the candidate.
Your recruitment system can help with this if there is the ability to manage the presentation of jobs on your website, manage the content presented along with the jobs as well as the candidate experience (CX) throughout the process.