7 Signs Your Recruitment Process Needs an Upgrade in 2023

Kelly Barcelos on February 11, 2020 in Recruitment Process

If you are still collecting applications over the counter, creating complex spreadsheets to store data, struggling to manage the outflow of communication and juggling between manual downloads and uploads, you’re doing it all wrong.

There’s absolutely no reason you should be spending hours screening relevant profiles, entering data manually or reading email threads back and forth. If you want to grow and thrive, it is time to take your recruitment process a notch up with automation.

To help you out, here are 7 warning signs that signify an upgrade in your sourcing process. Check them out, and identify if any of these signs hit home a little too well

  1. Interviews are Often Rescheduled

    Interview schedules may change for various reasons, such as unavailability of rooms or personnel. However, frequent shuffling may create a bad reputation for your company. Hiring managers or department heads may also need to be present, and they usually have no time to waste.

  2. Too Much Paperwork to Handle

    Storing data on physical sheets of paper or spreadsheets is a thing of the past, but many recruiters still waste time this way. Not only does this mean that looking for data takes longer, but also that the entire process becomes more frustrating for everyone involved.

  3. You are Unaware of the Big Picture

    To you, the sourcing cycle may seem to be working just fine but there are many underlying discrepancies and inefficiencies that impact the quality of hires and increase the recruitment cost. Do you have real-time insights into your sourcing cycle from start to finish?

  4. Lack of Innovation or Employer Branding

    There’s heavy competition between companies today, each trying to impress job seekers and build a reputation as a great employer. It’s practically impossible to attract the best candidates when you don’t have a branded career site and an influential social presence.

  5. Your Inbox is Flooded with Unqualified Candidates That Don’t Match Your Requirements

    The biggest hassle faced by hiring managers – Filtering the right fit from hundreds of applications received in every job category. Screening the best candidates from a pile of unwanted applications can take up a massive chunk of your precious time.

  6. You Want to Develop a Solid Hiring Plan but don’t have any Substantial Data to Base your Timeline and Budget

    Recruitment metrics offer valuable insights into your website visitors, applications, interviews, offers, and hires. These metrics help you uncover opportunities by giving you real-time insights into your pipeline speed and the conversion rate of every single source. Capturing recruitment data on a daily basis helps you cut down on unnecessary costs, improvise existing procedures and improve productivity.

  7. Your Turnover Rate is Rising Rapidly

    A slow, disjointed recruitment process effortlessly drives top talent away so if you are still stuck in the Stone Age with your traditional recruitment tools and techniques, you are practically pushing your potential employees away and then wondering why the top talent is turning you down time and again.

When you are consistently losing your star performers to your competitors, both productivity and profits suffer. You also end up spending thousands on replacing your top talent with new recruits who may or may not be able to live up to your expectations.

How Having an Applicant Tracking System Can Save Tremendous Time, Effort & Resources

An Applicant Tracking System does everything from resume sorting and screening to hiring and onboarding, cutting off days from your sourcing cycle.

  1. It takes the guesswork out of the recruitment process, right from posting job ads and managing mass emails to parsing resumes and shortlisting candidates based on smart filters.
  2. With an ATS, you can post to multiple job boards and social platforms simultaneously. Just post your openings once and the applicant tracking system will distribute them automatically!
  3. It collects CVs in every format and from every source and converts them into a standard format for easy viewing.
  4. A branded careers page provides a seamless surfing experience on every device and ensures a positive candidate experience which in turn improves your credibility and expands your reach on social media.
  5. A centralized framework keeps your entire team updated and organized throughout, even if your company operates across multiple locations.
  6. It generates accurate hiring reports based on the recruitment metrics you want to measure and analyzes recruitment performance on-demand to facilitate better hiring decisions.

The endless benefits of an applicant tracking system leave little choice for organizations to not have it. When it does everything from resume sorting and screening to hiring and onboarding, why stick to your old and outdated system? Be smart, get started with Jobsoid and get rid of all your hiring hassles with our all-in-one solution.

Try Jobsoid for free and optimize your recruitment process for fast, easy and efficient hiring.

Kelly Barcelos

Kelly Barcelos is a progressive digital marketing manager specializing in HR and is responsible for leading Jobsoid’s content and social media team. When Kelly is not building campaigns, she is busy creating content and preparing PR topics. She started with Jobsoid as a social media strategist and eventually took over the entire digital marketing team with her innovative approach and technical expertise.