The hunt for the best talent is on. As organisations scramble to find the best talent out there, recruitment teams are required to adapt and optimise at record speed. Like in any other sphere, technology plays a major role in this transformation too. It is crucial for any recruitment team to understand the basics of the tools and technologies that have emerged around recruitment recently and adapt them, if required.
A recruitment tool is an application or a piece of software that increases the efficiency and productivity of your recruitment processes. They range from end-to-end recruitment platforms to chatbots and video interview tools.
Here are eight recruitment tools that are essential to the success of your recruitment strategy.
Testing and assessment tools
Assessments and tests help you identify the best candidates for a role while reducing hiring bias. These assessments are meant to gauge the technical abilities of candidates as well as their responses to specific problems they might encounter in their role. These tests and assessments can be optimised to suit your specific requirements. They range from coding tests to personality assessments.
Video interviewing tools
Global hiring for remote work is now a fact, making video interviewing capabilities a basic requirement for most recruitment teams. This has resulted in the emergence of video interview tools that provide more capabilities than a video conferencing link/app. Some of these platforms offer live interactive interviews, live coding interviews, interview scheduling and feedback collection capabilities. They add structure to the interview process, help eliminate bias, and ensure a superior candidate experience. Some of these platforms are able to offer impersonation-proof interviews as well.
Employee referral tools
Every hiring team worth its salt is well aware of the value of employee referrals. These are an excellent way to find high quality resources. If you are able to automate employee referrals and offer an attractive referral bonus, you can fill your sourcing pipeline with suitable candidates.
Applicant tracking tools
An applicant tracking system is often the nerve centre of your recruitment process. It is the centralised hub that allows you to track candidates throughout the recruitment process. It ensures a smooth and positive candidate experience with some of these features:
- Integration of candidate skills assessments
- Interview scheduling, templates and evaluation forms
- AI-powered candidate ranking
- Video screening capabilities
- Custom workflows
- Reporting capabilities
Resume screening tools
These tools match the candidate’s resume with the job requirements. They filter and prioritise candidates based on the contents of their resume. These tools are often used to manage large candidate volumes by sifting through resumes using keywords. They help bring down bias in the initial screening process and also reduce the time and effort required to parse resumes.
Background check tools
Background check tools are now an integral part of any recruitment process. They ensure that you are hiring the right people. They include reports on social media activity, criminal records, driving records, credit checks, motor vehicle records, education history verification and more.
Hiring does not end with finding the right candidate. Recruiters must ensure the successful onboarding of the candidate into the work environment. A positive onboarding experience increases retention. A good onboarding tool helps you onboard the candidate smoothly and quickly, improving your time-to-hire and time-to-productivity.
Here are some of the features to look for in your onboarding tool:
- Manages onboarding paperwork
- Streamlines signature collection
- Customises onboarding packages
- Automates welcome emails
Social media management tools
Social media recruitment is an effective way to recruit and enhance your employer brand in the candidate market. Social media campaigns, however, consume a lot of time and resources. You can use generic social media management tools to manage your social media recruitment. While not specific to recruitment, these tools have features that help you pre-schedule posts, track engagement and get analytics that will help you fine tune your future campaigns.
It is essential to review recruitment tools from the standpoint of your specific requirements. What suits another company might not work for you. To learn more about HirePro’s AI powered recruitment tools, <click here>.
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