Online Recruitment System - Know Your Requirements17. December 2010
In a business age where most tasks are done on line for ease and effectiveness, it is only inevitable that HR managers are moving away from manual based recruitment process towards a web-based, streamlined approach. The reason for this is quite simple, the traditional paper-based recruitment process is outdated, is far too administrative, and is not cost effective.
On the other hand, an online recruitment system can be achieved with the help of online recruitment software. This software has the capability to streamline the entire hiring process and make it more and more productive and cost effective. It is the reason why so many organisations have implemented such systems in the recent past. The automation of the system frees up the recruitment team of its day-to-day mundane activities. This allows them to concentrate their efforts on focusing on the strongest candidates, meaning the quality of hire is improved, and the time-to-hire is greatly reduced also.
Advancements in technology allows the online recruitment software to be designed and developed in a way that it can perform a lot more than just reducing the paper work. It is intended to be used to support the company’s marketing and sales activities. For example, reporting can be used to great effect for marketing purposes. This feature runs a wide range of reports, such as where most applicants are applying from. This is useful information in determining advertising spend.
Reports on time-to-hire, and where applicants are in the recruitment process shows managers what areas/issues need to be addressed. Another interesting feature is that many online recruitment systems integrate with HR and Payroll systems already in place.
Some companies are dismissive of online recruitment systems, believing that they are “too expensive”, and that they have adequate resources in place already. More progressive thinking and efficient companies have realised that these systems actually reduce costs, and that manual processes require more staff, are less productive and not as cost effective.
The key is to know your own requirements, and implement a system that is tailored to these particular needs. Every organisation is different, but once the system is bespoke to the requirements, a Return-on-Investment is achieved at a faster rate.