Hiring new employees gets easier with this solution
Hiring new employees has changed significantly over the past 20 years. Previously, an ad was placed in a newspaper or at a career fair, allowing potential applicants to submit a resume or application.
Today, the rise of the Internet has shifted the process into a digital setting. If you find that keeping up with this change is simply too time consuming or difficult, consider a system that is designed to streamline your search for a new member of your organization.
In many such systems, applicants across a variety of platforms are screened and processed. This parsing allows for potential hires to be matched to your job openings. While not every match will be a sure success, this procedure can often provide much better results when compared to the random nature of conventional listings and postings. Another benefit that will be presented to your organization is the automation of the process. Many software options and services allow for the recruitment process to run independently of your supervision. Of course, a setup phase will be necessary. However, once your desired qualities are in place, you may find that your focus can return to matters associated with running your current business operations.
Of course, no modern application tracking software is complete without tie-ins to social media. According to the Facebook investor relations release for the first quarter of 2013, approximately 1.11 billion users currently have accounts with the site. While the majority of these users may be excluded based on your search criteria, the sheer volume of this user base reinforces the power of marketing on such a site. Also, depending on the popularity of your company and your prior ventures into social media marketing, you may already have a solid foundation on which to build your recruitment efforts.
Adding in the other options, like Google+ and Twitter, helps promote extensive coverage that could never be found in a local newspaper ad. Merging this notion with the ability of many software platforms to automatically post on these sites means that a properly configured search may reach millions of potential applicants without much effort on your part. A consistent stream of posts and listings can also help reach individuals in different time zones if your search is not relegated to a single region or location.
A Lasting Database
Unfortunately, even with these tools, you may still not find the right applicant during the first search. It is for this very reason that a strong software system will allow you to maintain and reference an extensive database of prior applicants. From this directory, you can review submissions at a later date. For instance, a second or third choice can be reassessed in the event of a job offering being turned down by the top applicant. As job openings arise, you can also refer to this database before reaching out to the general public. This can increase your chances of filling a position by connecting with individuals who have already expressed an interest in the company.