When considering a particular HRIS, there are so many features and functions that it can become overwhelming. When prioritizing features, it’s important to consider the fact that labor costs are generally the highest expenditure in any business. For this reason, optimizing recruitment efforts with a new HRIS may help companies see higher returns for the HRIS investment.
A HRIS can save HR and management labor hours, by making it fast and simple to post hiring needs in highly visible places. A HRIS may also automatically sort applications, so that managers and HR professionals don’t waste time sifting through paperwork submitted by unqualified applicants. Finally, during the onboarding and training phases, a fully equipped HRIS can forward recruits along to the next phase of the hiring process which helps save a lot of money and time.
Posting Job Needs and Receiving Applications
When viewing a demo of different HR solutions in action, pay attention to how the system assists with posting job needs. If one click will post a job listing to a variety of sites and forums, this feature can dramatically expedite the posting process and also help get the word out to the right applicants faster. From the listing, applicants should also be able to click to a link where they can easily submit a resume, for best results.
Job Applicant Engagement
The degree of job applicant engagement should be considered when selecting a HRIS with recruitment features. Some systems may allow applicants to view the status of their application and communicate with the company concerning their next steps. Selecting a system that permits a high degree of engagement may allow applicants to find out more about the company before applying, which may help to ensure the best fit of new hires.
Advanced Application Sorting
By setting up a HRIS with certain rules, the HRIS may be able to sort through applications, only highlighting those submitted by applicants with certain qualifications. All HRIS recruitment options may not include this feature, so it is important to contact the vendor and make sure this time saver comes standard. If the recruitment features assist with application sorting, it may help your company to hire only the highest quality candidates, which can in turn help boost retention and productivity.
Streamline Recruitment Process
The recruitment options available in some HR systems will make it easy to automatically forward applicant information to the next person involved in the hiring process. Some may even help in streamlining the process of moving an applicant along to the next phase of the process. When these steps are managed with alerts and notifications, it can make the whole process painless for everyone involved.
When moving out of the recruiting phase and into the onboarding and training periods, having a HRIS that streamlines the process can be hugely advantageous. Simply being able to click and move information from an online resume or application into employee files can save time and help one to avoid entering errors. Forwarding information along to the recruit to begin the onboarding and training phases can also help get people into productive positions faster.
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Authored by: Dave Rietsema