Important Factors to Consider
It's easy to be "wowed" by recruiting systems that contain all the bells and whistles, but don't be swayed by a fancy user interface. Determine what you need in a staffing software system and find the platform that best meets those needs. Don't feel pressured to purchase a system that has functionality that you don't need unless you plan on growing into it in to the near future.
Here are a few other things to keep in mind when evaluating staffing software:
Streamline Processes & Improve Productivity
Finding the right staffing software system can make a world of difference to a company's hiring practices. Reviewing software programs during the evaluation process will inherently cause the company to review their hiring methods, which can lead to the elimination of unnecessary and time consuming steps that hinder the recruiting process.
From a recruiter's perspective, there are many benefits of using staffing software. Having an automated system in place can increase efficiency, save time and increase productivity. For example, instead of visiting numerous individual job boards to source for candidates, recruiters can conduct a comprehensive search from their recruiting software system and get targeted candidate list in seconds. This, in turn, allows recruiters to devote more of their time on not just hiring, but hiring the best possible candidate for the position. By finding the best fit, the chances of turnover are reduced and engagement is increased.
One last thought - after selecting a staffing software system, take the time to properly configure the system and take advantage of any training sessions the vendor provides. This can help increase user adoption of the system and further optimize your hiring process.
About the Author, Heidi Howell-Green
With more than a decade of experience making marketing and communications concepts come to life in the workforce solutions industry, Heidi was utilizing marketing principles to lead the charge on employer branding initiatives for talent acquisition and working to create an engaging and positive candidate experience, as well as employee experience to attract and retain talent before it was mainstream.