The latest thinking, news and events from the world of Recruitment

6 Things to Wave Goodbye to When you Invest in HR Software


Employers who are serious about hiring the best talent invest in technology but, as we often observe on this blog, too many businesses still rely on manual systems. Recruitment software helps your business to eliminate basic problems in hiring – say hello to HR software, wave goodbye to the following obstacles to successful talent acquisition:-

Favouritism : CV Library’s latest survey suggests that over a quarter of employees believe underqualified candidates have been hired for jobs due to favouritism. Applicant tracking systems screen candidates based on objective criteria, helping to reduce unconscious bias. Take it a step further and follow the examples of global brands, including the BBC, who are the latest organisation to announce the use of anonymised CVs in hiring.

Mundane tasks : Basic tasks carried out by entry level employees are slowly being eliminated by technology in the ‘big four’ companies, Deloitte, KPMG, PwC and Ernst & Young, according to an article in the Financial Times. This frees HR’s time up to focus on more meaningful work, such as, having those all-important career conversations with employees and rebuilding trust in HR.

Missing candidates (1) : Over half of all UK workers spend an hour every day searching for lost documents. Say goodbye to the moment when that perfect CV goes AWOL. Recruitment software stores the data of your job applicants in one place, providing you with clear, easy to understand dashboards that allow you to rapidly review the status of all of your open jobs.

‘Mummy’s boy’ job adverts : A local butcher caused a recent outcry on Facebook with a job advert asking for ‘No drunks. No drug addicts. No emotional wrecks. No mummy’s boys.’ Recruitment software with a built-in hiring manager portal prevents inappropriate, non-compliant job posts that may damage your employer brand.