Eli Franklin, Recruitment Specialist at Recruit CRM, looks at how automation continues to change the recruiting and staffing landscape and how recruiters can reap the benefits of automation throughout the hiring process.
The adoption of automation is booming across all industries. The increasing use of automation combined with AI is transforming core company processes, with the COVID-19 pandemic accelerating the shift to digital. The rise of recruitment automation has hugely impacted the sector, and it's now becoming intrinsic to successful hiring, with increasing job vacancies and decreasing pools of candidates making the hiring landscape more competitive than ever.
Automation is proving to be the solution for time-strapped recruiters and HR teams looking to win top talent as quickly as possible, and looks set to continue into 2022. According to a LinkedIn survey on talent trends, 35% of talent professionals and hiring managers say that automation is the top trend impacting how they hire. Applicant Tracking Systems and Recruitment CRMs are becoming commonplace, helping hiring teams find the right candidates at a much faster rate, fill job roles quicker and improve company brand image. Recruiters are increasingly looking for ways to save time on manual work, leaving more time for valuable tasks like relationship-building.
Recruiters and hiring managers are often swamped by the sheer volume of candidate data and administrative tasks they have to deal with. Digital tools, software, and automated technology can now replace the steps of the recruitment process that hold no value to complete manually. Tasks including building and storing candidate files, emailing candidates, scheduling interviews, producing and uploading job ads, and reviewing CVs are managed seamlessly with automation.
Recruiters can gather candidate information, maintain and build talent pools, track candidates, and evaluate the overall recruitment process with automation. With the availability of data reports and analytics tracking, data-influenced decisions improve the quality of hires and speed up hiring decisions.
Automation isn't just a boon for recruiters. Automation also significantly speeds up the application process for candidates – which improves their hiring experience.
With technology constantly advancing and proving to hold multiple benefits for the recruitment sector, the adoption of automation will only continue to accelerate. Here are four key areas that automation will change in the recruitment sector in 2022:
The recruiting and staffing industry is constantly evolving. Automation will continue to transform the recruitment field in 2022, and will soon dominate the administrative time-consuming processes that provide little value to both the recruiter and the candidate to be done manually.
It’s clear that adopting automation is crucial for recruiters to stay relevant to the modern candidate; a recent report from SurveyMonkey and Microsoft stated that 93% of the 1000+ millennial workers surveyed said that a business having up-to-date technology is an important factor when choosing a workplace. Recruiters need to prioritize automation to attract the best talent in today's world and speed up time-to-hire, leaving them with more time to build and nurture candidate relationships.
2022 will undoubtedly be the year that transforms hiring processes with automation and changes the recruitment game.
Eli is a Recruitment Specialist at Recruit CRM. She has worked in the technology sector for the past seven years, and has been within the recruitment technology space specifically for five of those years.
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