The future of high-volume hiring
When you need to hire a large number of employees in a hurry, you need a streamlined, efficient recruiting process. Given the complexities of our current environment, it’s more important than ever to simplify your high-volume hiring process — and, at the same time, make sure that your candidates feel like you’re a company they want to work for.
While in the past, it may have been impossible to hire high-volumes fast without it feeling rushed and impersonal, today’s hiring technology makes candidates feel appreciated and engaged.
Here are five reasons why you should consider a high-tech solution for your next high-volume hiring project.
1. Scale up and down with ease
While it’s always been helpful to be able to scale your hiring up or down on a whim, the pandemic has made it essential. Businesses in some industries, such as hospitality, have had hiring freezes and have furloughed or laid off employees. Others, such as delivery companies and grocery stores, have had to accelerate their hiring unexpectedly.
Technology makes it easier to adjust to fluctuations in the market.
2. Enhance the candidate experience when hiring in large groups
Technology is available 24/7/365; humans aren’t. If your recruiters are asleep, on vacation or sick, your candidates have to wait for a response. That delay may mean that your candidate starts looking at other options. But with a chatbot, candidates can interact with your company and get questions answered anytime, day or night.
3. Technology levels the candidate playing field
Many organizations are focused on eliminating bias, both conscious and unconscious, from the recruitment process. This can take a long time, and it may not be successful; sometimes, it can be hard to understand the motivations behind recruiters’ decisions. Some fear that artificial intelligence and machine learning may simply amplify human biases, but the opposite is true.
Technology can ensure that demographic characteristics, such as gender, race and age, aren’t considered in hiring processes. That way, a wider talent pool is likely to be considered, high-volume hiring decisions are more likely to be objective and organizations are more likely to meet their diversity and inclusion goals.
4. Alleviate routine work to focus on higher-value, strategic work
With every job, recruiters have to perform time-consuming, tedious sourcing and selection activities, such as resume screening. Technology makes this low-value, repetitive work a thing of the past.
With more time in their day, recruiters can become a more strategic advisor to the business. Less time spent on rote activities means that recruiters can offer hiring managers valuable insights into the talent market and supply, pay trends and much more.
5. Hire anywhere, anytime
Time is of the essence for organizations engaged in high-volume hiring. When technology handles the burdensome aspects of hiring, such as contacting, screening and scheduling interviews for candidates, it accelerates your time to fill. And it helps your organization stay ahead of the competition in a rapidly changing, competitive marketplace.
Ready to learn more about the advantages of high-volume hiring technology?
Technology can improve your organization’s relationships with candidates, help you make better recruitment and hiring decisions and ensure your candidates are on board as fast as possible.
If you’re ready to consider an end-to-end solution for your high-volume hiring needs, consider Korn Ferry Nimble. You may also be interested in our podcast on the future of hiring.
Contact us today to learn how Nimble’s advanced technology will help you source, attract, select and onboard the right people for your business.