Before diving into the article, I have a quick question. How do you hire the best pool of talent?
I know its uphill battle to answer the question. Hiring the best talent has never been easy.
Do you know 75 % of the hiring managers believed that hiring and managing potential candidates has become more difficult than a year ago!
Recruiters have to face hundreds of problems. They must spend hours in scanning the resumes (manually- in most of the cases), connect, track, administer, and at the end onboard only the quality candidates. Apart from this, they also act as a social glue which keeps the management and the employees together.
In short, recruiters’ job is full of Burdensome. Isn’t it?
And this is the major reason of why recruiting software came into the existence. The software automates several HR tasks (screening, scheduling interviews, on-boarding, managing payroll and a lot more).
But with so many software options available in the market, it becomes hard for recruiters to select the right one. Most of the time they choose the platform without looking at some must-have features.
To help you out in selecting the right software, I have list down 5 important features that a good recruiting software must possess.
1. Automates time-taking tasks
As I stated earlier, resume screening, candidate outreach, scheduling interviews are not only repetitive but also time-consuming tasks. That is why automating such tasks is a top priority.
Make sure, your software is capable to perform such tasks for you and drive the best results.
2. Web-based accessibility
It is not possible for us to take our desktop for a walk (I mean everywhere). People like to access services when they are traveling or even when they are not available in the office. It simply indicates the demand for services that are web-based.
It doesn’t matter whether the data is hosted on the clients’ server or the SaaS/cloud-based supplier, the service should be web-based. It must be remotely accessible.
3. Easy to integrate
Integration is a very important factor to check out while selecting a recruiting software. It is good to hear that the software you selected is good in screening candidates. But does it integrated with job posting sites?
Make sure that your software is integrated with job loads like LinkedIn, Indeed, Monster etc. Integration saves your time. You only need to publish your job vacancy on one platform and it will be automatically posted on others.
4. Scalable in nature
For a business, scalability means your system is ready to handle exponential growth in data, resources, and work. It is a very crucial quality to look in HR recruiting software.
The software must automatically scale to accommodate the addition of new data, changes in data storage. This feature avoids the seasonal peak loads and contributes to the better user experience.
Complexity confuses users. Therefore, the software should be easy to understand and access. In short, it should be user-friendly.
A great recruiting software includes unlimited options for customization. Try to go with a software which automates the data entry as much as possible.
The purpose of HR recruiting software is to save HR recruiters time by simplifying many of their tasks (I already mentioned some of them). The software improves recruiters’ productivity and helps them in hiring the best possible talent.
With the advancement in the technology, both the recruiters and candidates have several options to connect with each other. And the recruiting software plays a vital role for recruiters in connecting with the right talent.
Next time, when you are in rush to opt a recruiting software, look for the mentioned features.
Recruiters! Be smart and go with the best (for both HR software and talent).
Let me know the features you are looking for in the comment section.