Introducing Digital Intelligence in the Hiring Process
Cupboards overflowing with labeled folders, phones ringing every second of the day, voices overlapping one another - recruitment agencies back in the day looked something like this. Not only did they have to manually hunt down the contact details of prospective professionals they wanted to pitch to companies, but also assign tens of recruiters to communicate and manage the back and forth between these potential candidates and clients.
You’d think things will have changed in the past few decades right? Interestingly, most companies are still relying on manual paperwork-driven processes while hiring. A manual recruitment Management System (RMS) - coupled in a suite dubbed Recruitment Software - can help ameliorate these issues. One of the biggest plus points of any recruitment software is its ability to gather recruiting process adds time, reduces efficiency and introduces problem areas like bias in the recruitment system.
However, modern-day recruitment automation like Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and Candidate recruitment data and store it in a central database for easy analysis and reference.
In this article, we will look at how the candidate data is handled by today's recruitment software solutions, why this syncing is the key to fast, effective, and quality hiring, and how organizations like Longlist can help in this regard.
How Candidate Data is Handled by Modern Recruitment Softwares
Recruitment data can be extensive - ranging from the candidate’s résumé and contact details to their health information and police/background checks. Recruitment agencies often can’t handle this massive amount of data very well (as depicted by a 2015 report from LinkedIn.) But with the dawn of recruitment software and tighter regulatory frameworks like GDPR, the candidate data storage these days is much more streamlined.
Benefits of Having Candidate Profiles Synced to Your Recruitment Software
Let’s first look at how the manual hiring process works.
Step 1: Organizations reach out to the hiring agencies with a job opening.
Step 2: These agencies gather details about this vacancy and post them on several job boards, both online and offline.
Step 3: They then manually gather the details of candidates that apply and store these details in paper files.
Step 4: Extensive manual sorting is needed to filter out the right candidates for the interview from hundreds/thousands of resumes.
Step 5: These candidates are then seeked via phone or email.
Step 6: Follow-ups of these reach outs are done manually, and their records are also kept in paper files.
Step 7: Any progress in the hiring process has to be also tracked manually.
Step 8: The candidates are subjected to exhaustive paperwork, and all the data gathered in such a way are stored manually.
Recruitment software does away with most of the manual activities in the hiring process via automation and candidate data syncing. Here’s how it benefits the agency:-
Recruitment software thus saves an enormous amount of time and introduces additional efficiency in the hiring system via candidate data syncing and intelligent automation.
How Longlist helps
Longlist is a modern recruitment software that works in tandem with your existing ATS/CRM software to provide cutting-edge benefits to your hiring process. Not only does Longlist let you dig out candidate details from its network in one click, but it also integrates with your inbox and uses its powerful parsing tool to automate candidate reach outs. Other top features of Longlist’s software includes - automatic follow-ups, a dashboard of pipeline-based email activity tracking to show the progress of email reach outs, and reengagements.
Better yet, Longlist provides all this via a Chrome extension that works with any other Chromium-based browsers (Brave, Edge, etc.) so it is largely platform agnostic. This makes connecting with potential recruits and clients much easier.
Recruitment software has changed the paradigm of the hiring process worldwide. As more companies continue to transform their hiring to an all-digital affair, we will see more features being added to the already long list that modern-day software suites come equipped with. Smooth integration with ATS makes sure that all candidate data like resumes and other preferences gathered from job boards can be stored in a central repository logically and is updated as and when a change occurs in their hiring progress.
This central database of candidates also ensures better reach outs as and when a job becomes available, and the best people for a job are selected for interviews, increasing the quality of hire. If you are a hiring agency and want to transform your recruitment process to contemporary standards, look no further than Longlist. With its lightweight platform, and a super-convenient laundry list of features including smooth integration with your existing ATS/CRM software, Longlist is the one-stop shop for your recruitment software needs. Book a free trial now!
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