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5 reasons cloud technology could benefit your recruitment
Cloud recruitment technology is the next big thing in helping your business to excel and stand out as an employer of choice. We help to explain what the technology has to offer and why your company should be considering it for future growth.
What is it?
Current recruitment technology can be difficult to implement, and can leave the HR professionals still in a position where they receive many irrelevant CVs, that are more hopeful than they are appropriate. The need is to reach the talent pool of candidates that is live, relevant, available and engaged.
Cloud recruitment technology levels the playing field for businesses of different sizes as it does not require installation or local servers to be set up. It is quick and cost effective to set up, and is easy to up to date. Improved features are rolled out regularly which is essential in keeping your business up to date with the latest advances. With cloud-based SaaS recruitment becomes an ‘anytime, anyplace’ process that is fully connected.
It can track applications, generate reports and learn what your needs are by analysing which candidates you choose and what said candidates have in common, among other things.
Reason 1: Access to a focused Talent Pool
The race for talent is a real and challenging issue. The talent clouds that are an addition to recruitment which are driven from the prospective of both the Employer and the applicant, will by design access a wider Talent Pool and give a far greater experience of the process for all the parties. The technology utilises all aspects of Social and Business media to reach the candidates, it interacts with these potential applicants and thereby, focuses quickly upon the best matches for any one requirement, using AI and dedicated human servicing.
Reason 2: Speed
Just one of the many features cloud recruitment technology brings, is that it goes through the initial screening process for you which means you can say goodbye to having to sift through CV’s to find potential candidates with the right qualifications and experience. In short, it’s like having your own personal assistant. By having this available to you, it frees up time for you to focus on connecting with candidates and placing them in a job.
Reason 3: Accessibility
Talent cloud solutions give you the freedom to access the database whenever and wherever you like (as long as you have an internet connection), giving you the option of using it on various devices such as your mobile, laptop and iPad, which in today’s day and age with many recruiters moving towards a more mobile friendly way of consulting, is very handy.
APSCO agrees it’s paving the way for the future of recruitment, saying, “With Cloud applications, you won’t need an IT team or on-site server. Similar to the log-in process for Facebook, Google and LinkedIn online, recruiting in the Cloud means that all you need is just a computer (or mobile device) and internet granting you all hour access the recruiting system.”
Reason 4: Data protection
With the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) law coming into play in May 2018, it is crucial that you ensure compliance with this change. Failing to do so could result in hefty fines.
In most cases, candidate and client data is typically stored in multiple locations, i.e. Microsoft applications and various software’s, making it difficult to keep up with what information is stored where, whereas with the cloud all your information is in one place, making it easier to make the necessary changes. If you were to outsource the service, they will take care of all of this for you, so it is one less thing for you to worry about. The systems have been designed in such a way that it ensures compliance with the changes.
Reason 5: Provides a better experience for the hirer and candidate
As someone who speaks to candidate’s day in day out, it’s a difficult task to keep them engaged, so if there was a way to make it easier, why would you not opt in? With cloud technology, it engages the candidate and empowers them to build their own brand, maintain a high-quality profile and CV. The technology also provides timely feedback to candidates and makes the process easier for hirers, allowing them the easily track the interview process and easily search and communicate with candidates. As a hirer it will also relieve the pressure of you having to remember to call a candidate to keep up the communication as the technology keeps everyone involved up to date every step of the way.
Salesforce says, “When you make the move to cloud computing, all files are stored centrally and everyone sees one version of the truth. Greater visibility means improved collaboration, which ultimately means better work and a healthier bottom line.”
I have worked with Simon as a supplier for nearly 20 years. During this time, I have always found that the solutions are very effective for suppliers. He instils the right balance for both the client and supplier, where the services are fair, open and responsive. There is no doubt that the client and the supply relationships are their focus. These are services we are happy to support wherever we can.
MD Recruitment Company
I have worked with Simon Woodhouse for over 10 years and during this time I have received first class service as a recruiter. The flow of information has always kept us in touch with requirements.
The solution (both the technology & the team assembled) were intuitive and responsive to our needs. The job descriptions have been detailed and meaningful. It is apparent that Simon has an excellent knowledge of market trends and client/candidate expectations. So as a recruiter I have found that this information has been invaluable in sourcing the right people for the end client. It has been evident that Simon forms first class relationships with both the supplying recruitment agencies and the end client.
I would recommend Simon to any potential client or recruitment company.
When presented with a challenge to support our Permanent Recruitment challenge, Simon responded with a very cost effective, and comprehensive solution, that we relied heavily upon during a major restructuring exercise. So much so, that once the initial phase came to an end we retained the service. The support provided to the HR teams and the hiring managers was second to none, and it became an integral part of our operations.
We had an opportunity to restructure our approach in regards to how we utilised contract labour and recruitment. The burden to the company had become significant, and major change was required. The experience Simon bought to the Change Management project was a key component behind its success. The level of buy-in to the program from within our organisation, and down into the supply chain was a credit to Simon and his team.
I have known Simon for 20 years and in that time Simon has been my colleague, my manager and my mentor. Simon is a very kind and thoughtful person, but will ensure the job is done to the best of his and his team’s ability. His management style is one of a consultative approach and leadership, allowing the team to be part of the bigger picture and ownership of the project in hand, but being there for support and guidance when required. He has a very comprehensive understanding of Procurement and the Managed Service Process, which has allowed him to manage some very successful implementations and on-going business. A great asset to any organisation.
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