Traditional Recruitment System
Traditionally, organizations were maintaining multiple, fragmented software databases to store recruitment details like candidate information, clients, job opening details, contact details, etc. Over the time, recruiters had a tough time in keeping the information up-to-date.
A solution to automate this would help recruiters save time from this manual process.
What was the reason?
Traditionally vendors were giving on-premise tools, which were focused on a specific functionality. For example, in recruitment there are many activities like candidate sourcing, tracking, hiring, on-boarding, client management, etc. The products given by the vendors emphasized only on one of the above functionalities and not a complete integrated solution. This continued the usage of disparate tools.
Some of the problems in recruiting using these traditional tools:
With traditional recruitment tools, most of the energy and resources were spent on tools than on client and candidate engagement.
Problems with these traditional tools
The growing expense and prolonging of legacy systems motivates the need for technologies that can significantly improve recruitment efficiency.
Technology and Saas
By the year 2000, organizations started to use the internet as a source of recruitment. Vendors started to provide recruitment software-as-a-service over the internet, which is otherwise called as Saas or Cloud computing. Saas based recruitment softwares were primarily focused on recruiters to improve their recruiting process.
Advantages of using Saas model for recruitment process:
Even after the adoption of cloud computing, vendors developed products focusing only on one functionality. This again led to recruiters juggling with multiple online tools to complete a day's task.
Some of the different online tools that were used by recruiters:
Traditional methods to attract candidates was an expensive method. Job boards were then used to post jobs online and search for candidates worldwide.
Candidate database in XLS:
Recruiters come across a number of resumes everyday. Earlier, candidate details were manually maintained in an XLS file. But this was a time taking process. A tool to bypass this will be a great time saver.
Effective communication is the key for recruitment business. Outlook and other email clients were introduced, where email communication became the most widely used medium of communication, replacing traditional telephone calls to candidates.
Recruiters used calendars to manage interview scheduling, reminders, events and appointments.
How Zoho Recruit solves the usage of disparate tools in Recruiting:
Zoho Recruit eliminates the need for disparate tools by offering an integrated Saas Applicant Tracking System. The automated workflow streamlines the entire recruitment process. This makes your recruitment process less time consuming, easier and more efficient.