5 Recruiting Challenges and Their Top Technological Solutions

5 Recruiting Challenges and Their Top Technological Solutions

The market for recruiting top talent is fast becoming highly competitive. This is making it increasingly difficult for the recruiters to deal with the various challenges across the recruitment and selection processes. Video interviews, applicant tracking systems, mobile evaluation forms etc. are some of the most preferred technological tools today for optimizing recruitment processes. Let’s take a look at 5 common recruiting challenges and some top solutions that modern technology has to offer:


  1. Insufficient or inappropriate tools leading to chaos

Recruiting professionals often find themselves overwhelmed because of traditional recruiting processes. These outdated solutions are incapable of addressing the modern recruiting challenges. Latest technological tools can help you automate repetitive tasks such as scheduling interviews, enhancing communication channels with potential candidates and make your recruitment process engaging and effective. Video interviews can prove to be a game-changer and help you reach out to top candidates without the restrictions of time and boundaries.


  1. Losing out on candidates due to slow interview process

Slow recruitment and selection processes increase your risk of losing out on top talent. Video interviewing software might be the perfect solution for this challenge. These are specifically built to speed up hiring processes. Such technological solutions allow the recruiting team to identify suitable candidates faster. Even voice-interview applications can minimize time for engaging potential candidates, reviewing multiple candidates and providing timely feedback. Even interview scheduling can be automated so that the top candidates can be mobilized through the hiring cycle faster.


  1. Processing vast amount of candidate information

Recruiters often find that their work schedule is filled with hiring conferences but they face difficulty in actually getting down to key tasks such as reviewing resumes or interview scheduling. Applicant tracking systems can capture vast amount of candidate information and resumes. This enables recruiters to eliminate tedious and extensive paperwork and fast-track candidate evaluation without spending long hours on their stationary work spaces.


  1. Choosing right recruitment efforts for highest ROI

Employing the trial and error method for shortlisting the recruitment efforts which give you highest ROI can be extremely time-consuming. Today, with the help of data-driven performance metrics hiring professionals can measure campus and diversity conferences which reap the highest ROI for the company. You can choose from a variety of recruitment software to track the overall expenses associated with every recruitment marketing effort such as campus recruitment programs or career fairs. Such software gives you a clear idea of the expenses involved so that the recruiting professionals can allocate valuable resources such as time and money accordingly.


  1. Collecting candidate feedback post interview

The feedback from the candidates you have interviewed is a potential mine of information. However, collecting their feedback post interview can eat up a lot of your precious time. Any delay in this process can also increase the risk of losing a top talent to your competitor. You can use technological aids such as web or mobile evaluation forms to gather interviewer feedback in near real-time. Even in situations such as a career fair, creating a candidate feedback report for hiring managers can become extremely easy for the recruiters.

Right from sourcing to on-boarding, technology has revolutionized the entire recruitment process. The hiring managers can do more with fewer resources. If you too are looking for correct technological solutions for your hiring needs, try incorporating the above listed latest technological tools. They are sure to help you simplify and optimize your recruitment and selection process. 


Friddy Hoegener


11 March 2019

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