While we all understand that the world is rapidly changing, it can be difficult to understand the scope of that evolution. Not only technologically, but socially there is a sea change that radically alters the way that we interact with one another, the way we live, and most importantly for this topic, the way we work.
You may find it incredibly surprising that so many companies don’t yet have an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Or, if you're reading this, you might actually be someone that isn't?
Despite 98% of the Fortune 500 doing so, only about 60% of mid-sized companies use an ATS. Some larger corporations, like startups and smaller organizations, are relying on Excel sheets and similar solutions instead. While it is certainly possible to do this, it’s often really inefficient. And in a climate where an ATS is starting to get less expensive can the spreadsheet way still be justified?
As your business expands, you as a founder or CEO need to learn to start delegating more responsibilities, not least being recruiting. This can be incredibly difficult, especially if you’ve been involved in all of the hiring up until this point. However, it is important to get out of the way and focus on running the company, so now is the time to make that transition.
Here are four tips that will make that transition a little easier.
Think AI will replace recruiters? Think again. It’s making them more powerful than ever as ambassadors, overseers, and protectors of their companies’ values.
For all the headlines it has managed to grab lately, artificial intelligence remains a bit of an enigma — and a somewhat alarming one at that. With reports that up to half of all the activities people are paid to do could potentially be automated, modern AI, machine learning, and robotics sometimes get a bad rap — and it’s easy to get concerned.
At Talentify, we like to distinguish between sponsored recruiting - which is to say “paid” - channels and organic recruiting - free - ones. Most businesses have been so trained to use sponsored sources for their recruiting that they are either unaware of or haven’t thought to try the powerful organic recruiting services available to them. Even the ones who have frequently find themselves overwhelmed.
Fortunately, there are many benefits to organic recruiting and tools capable of helping you use it effectively.
As recruiting becomes a more well respected and integral part of the corporate structure, new technology is emerging to help source and hire talent in a variety of industries. Far from replacing recruitment jobs, these technical solutions are freeing up HR professionals to focus on tasks that can’t be done by computers, including interviewing and candidate research.
The vast majority of Internet activity these days happens on mobile devices, primarily smartphones. While retail and commerce has embraced this reality, taking advantage of easy to use tools if they can’t build their own, recruiting has resisted this change and is suffering as a result. Businesses that don’t have a mobile first approach to job recruiting are missing out on top talent every day.