The race to compete for qualified talent isn’t dying down any time soon, and you need to stay a step ahead of the competition to move your business forward. One of your biggest challenges is that you already have a full plate, so how can you add time back to your day to focus on the things that really matter? You can start by figuring out how you can streamline your recruitment activities. A pre-hire platform can get the job done — quickly and effectively.
Here are five reasons why you need a pre-hire platform to solve your most pressing recruitment needs.
1. You need to align your candidate experience with the way job seekers are looking today.
Did you know that as many as 65 percent of job seekers said they would rarely return to a job on their desktop after trying to apply via mobile? And 29 percent said they only sometimes do, which means a mere 5 percent of all potential candidates always consider it worthwhile to re-visit a job on their desktop.
Meanwhile, only 38 percent of employers say their company offers the ability for candidates to apply using a mobile device.
Interestingly, employers don’t seem to be aware of just how many potential applicants they may be missing out on by failing to offer a mobile experience. When employers were asked if they believe they are losing out on potential applicants because they don’t have a mobile process, only 10 percent said “yes” while 90 percent said “no”.
Today’s job seekers are searching via their mobile devices, and assume they can apply to your open position at any time and from any device — phone, tablet, laptop or desktop — so you need to be where the candidates are.
2. You must think long-term and create a strong talent pipeline that you can tap into down the road.
Not every job seeker is looking to apply right away; some want the power to apply on their own time. In fact, nearly 2 in 5 job seekers say it’s important to be able to come back at a later time to apply to a job. But unfortunately, not many organizations offer the ability to do so.
Today fewer than 1 in 4 (23 percent of) employers use a shortened lead form or application that enable job seekers to do this.
Consider the fact that as many as 85 percent of candidates would be willing to join a talent network even if they weren’t ready to apply. That’s huge! Think of all the potential A-players you might be missing out on without this capability. You need automated candidate remarketing to keep candidates engaged and informed so that when the right roles pop up in the future, you can easily re-engage them.
3. You will to be able to source and manage your entire candidate pool from ONE database.
Nearly a third of employers say they do not re-engage candidates who have not been offered a job — because they don’t have the time to do so, plus they have already moved on to the most current applicants.
But imagine if you could manage all of your candidates from a single dashboard. That’s what many of your peers are looking for. Most (69 percent of) employers say they need to able to quickly find and rearrange current applicants in their system.
Now, candidate management has never been easier. With intuitive search, you can quickly and easily search the databases you already have, and leverage all of your existing candidate pools to make your next great hire.
4. You will have the power to post to all of your recruitment advertising channels in a few clicks.
Nearly 4 in 5 (78 percent of) employers say they prefer to have one overall platform solution from one HR software systems vendor because it’s more convenient.
Save time and keep your workflow simple by posting to more than 6,000 job boards around the world in just a few clicks. Now you can finally have everything you need in one place — so you can post, source, manage and onboard from ONE platform.
5. You can build a requisition strategy in seconds and measure the ROI of your recruiting efforts.
Only a quarter of employers say they use external labor market data to inform their recruitment decisions, while 18 percent admit they don’t use any data to inform their recruitment strategy. As many as 21 percent of employers don’t even know what their average cost per hire is, and only three-fourths currently track the source of hire.
Still, nearly 2 in 3 (64 percent of) employers agreed that they need to have accurate source of hire data to do their job most effectively.
You need one dashboard to see how all of your sources are performing. Get access to a robust suite of real-time data and analytics so you can evaluate the effectiveness of your talent strategy and sources as well as the efficiency of your recruiters.
From Acquire to Hire — All in ONE Platform
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It delivers candidate experience, recruiter efficiency, and intuitive data and analytics in a single platform. Now you can maximize your sourcing investment with a premier mobile, career site and reengagement tool that retains more talent than any other in the industry.