When babies are born, they’re just barely learning how to navigate this new world they’ve found themselves in. As such, they rely on the help of support systems around them to acquire new skills. They gradually start walking faster, or go from speaking one word to having full conversations. Then, before you know it, they’re teaching you new life skills! But none of that would have been possible without those support networks.
You can apply this metaphor to most business operations, including recruitment. Your company’s hiring process may start out simple, and you can learn as you go. But as time goes on and your requirements start expanding, you’ll need to lean on support systems around you to improve your hiring process. This could be a network or a mentor. In today’s digital age, however, software that can automate or simplify the everyday recruitment tasks your team has is becoming an essential component for your growing company.
Zoho Recruit’s Recruitment Process Automation (RPA) can increase productivity, reduce time-to-fill and cost-per-hire, and help you make informed and accurate employment decisions by improving your company’s overall talent profile.
Zoho Recruit gives you the option to automate workflow procedures and set up automatic replies, alerts, and notifications ahead of time to keep your process running smoothly. Our automation features aim to make the entire hiring process easier, from sending emails to each new candidate to scheduling regular follow-ups automatically. You can even assign scores to your candidates to help match them with jobs more effectively.
Automation has become an invaluable resource for staffing agencies and internal HR teams everywhere. For SMEs and freelancers, it also provides the competitive edge needed to stay relevant by giving you more time to focus on enhancing your company’s productivity, growth, and employee experience. Here are just some examples of how Zoho Recruit’s RPA can optimize different areas of your hiring process.
Candidate Sourcing & Engagement
When applied to candidate sourcing and engagement, RPA can help you find active job seekers and nurture passive candidates. With one click, you can share your job advertisements to the most popular job boards on the web, and social media integrations make it easier for candidates to apply through sites like LinkedIn or Facebook. Zoho Recruit’s Source Boosters also aggregate and analyze candidate profiles and match them automatically with your job openings. Additionally, you can automate candidate outreach with Autoresponders and increase engagement by staying in touch with potential hires through each step of the recruitment process.
Candidate Screening & Experience
Zoho Recruit’s Chatbot and Career Site can automate your candidate screening, status updates, and other aspects of the candidate experience. It also gives potential applicants a hub to explore details about your organization. Links to social media profiles, branded messaging, and custom layouts will give candidates more confidence that they will be joining an organizational culture they will love. And between the two features, they’ll enjoy a streamlined, easy-to-use, and scalable interface when submitting their application for one or many of your open roles.
Zoho Recruit’s Calendar Bookings let you completely automate the interview scheduling process. With this feature, you list your open interview times and allow candidates to choose from what is available. This gives the candidate control over when they’d like to interview, eliminating the traditional back and forth email conversation and saving both you and your candidates time.
Assessments, Interviews, & Background Checks
There’s more to interviewing than just scheduling, though. In fact, candidate evaluation is a hotbed of growth in the ATS market. Zoho Recruit’s unique Skill Matching System, Video Interviews, and integrations with major vendors like HackerRank, Spark Hire, Central Test and Skill Survey help you test candidates for specific attributes and make informed hiring decisions. Moreover, integrations with Checkr, HireRight, and Verified First help you perform swift background checks and generate detailed reports specific to each candidate.
Recruitment Marketing & Candidate Relationship Management
Recruitment marketing and candidate relationship management (CRM) platforms help companies maintain relationships with candidates on an ongoing basis at scale, as opposed to just reaching out when they are in an active interview process. Using Zoho Recruit’s Workflow, Autoresponders, and Email Scheduling, you can effortlessly set up and manage automated emails to your candidates and clients. Furthermore, Recruit offers Candidate Portals for seamless communication between applicants and your hiring team whenever they have questions or concerns.
AI Matching & Ranking
Finding the right candidates and matching them with the right role is a basic function of recruitment. However, relying on manual review of every candidate’s resume will naturally lead to missing out on great hires. Zoho Recruit employs Zia, an AI recruiting assistant, to rank and match candidates based on skillsets and job requirements without having to compare them manually. Zia also generates Match Scores to evaluate and rank candidates based on a job opening and vice versa. This match score is partially generated based on the skillset associated with the job opening when it’s first created and the information in the candidate record’s Skills field. This means that you can set up ideal skillsets in advance to streamline the hiring process before ever receiving your first application.
Once you’ve automated these routine parts of your recruitment process, you will be able to dedicate more time and resources into future-proofing your operations and hiring skilled candidates in higher volumes.
If you’re looking for an end-to-end talent acquisition system to automate and enhance your hiring process, take Zoho Recruit for a spin!
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