Shopping for talent acquisition software? Chances are, finding high-quality candidates faster is at the top of your list – and with good reason. A prolonged talent acquisition process not only increases cost per hire, but means you’re more likely to miss out on the best candidates.
That’s why HR leaders are turning to technology to secure top talent and reduce time-to-hire. They’re leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to automate time-consuming hiring tasks and make recruiting more efficient.
Here are 5 ways you can utilize technology to reduce time to hire:
1. Leverage AI to help you write job descriptions
Losing valuable time writing and reviewing job descriptions? Make use of cutting-edge tools that can help write and perfect the details for you. A robust tool should not only be able to populate roles and responsibilities based on your job title, it should automatically employ neutral language so your posting appeals to a diverse applicant pool. Better still, the most progressive tools will help you assess the candidate appeal of your job description and make proactive suggestions towards improving your posting (before your post goes live).
2. Understand your competition and the labor market at a glance
Do you spend hours analyzing multiple data sources to gauge the market and your competition? If so, you know how much this legwork can delay posting a job. Consider investing in a platform that integrates labor market data so you have instant insights into supply and demand for a given job, competitor compensation data and average time-to-fill statistics. Immediate access to real-time market insights like these will help you hone your postings and make more informed decisions, faster.
3. Let (qualified) candidates come to you
Stop spending so much time sourcing! Make sure your next Talent Acquisition (TA) platform employs matching capabilities that automatically provide candidate matches for each job you post. Your platform should also let you set up automated searches that deliver relevant, qualified job seekers to your inbox daily. And don’t forget to ensure that your ATS (Applicant Tracking System) can integrate seamlessly with your TA solution so you can assess past applicants along with fresh talent in one seamless step.
4. Put your jobs in front of the right job seekers
Ensuring your job is viewed by the right candidates can be challenging – especially in the most competitive job market in recent history. Work with a platform that uses multiple avenues to get your postings in front of qualified candidates, including search engines, an app, social media channels and more. Once you’ve gotten an applicant, the same platform should empower you to connect with that person via email, text or instant message quickly and easily.
5. Recruit on the go
Top candidates can be lost (and won) over a weekend – or even an afternoon. Speed and responsiveness are critical for effective recruiting, so make sure your next platform is mobile-friendly and/or has an app. This will allow you to connect with hot prospects at your convenience, whether you’re in between meetings or in line getting breakfast.