HR departments are going digital these days, especially when it comes to hiring. This has led to a new term: “e-recruiting.” E-recruiting tools have become important for HR managers, just like career management and talent management.
Online recruiting software can save you a lot of time and effort, whether you need a whole new team or just a couple of new people.
What is e-recruitment, though? Positives and negatives? And what are the best ways to find new employees?
What is e-recruiting?
E-Recruiting also called “online recruitment,” is the use of cloud-based recruitment software, web-based resources, and other forms of technology to find, attract, interview, and hire new employees.
The goal of e-recruitment is to make the process of hiring people faster and cheaper. And HR managers can reach more potential employees and speed up the hiring process by using e-recruitment.
Advantages of E-Recruiting
Make your employer look better
As soon as the candidate starts looking for a job, they gain experience. Most likely, they’ll try to figure out, based on what they find on the web, what your company stands for and how its HR department handles hiring, day-to-day work, and time off.
This is why it’s important to have a good employer brand image on all of your social media accounts and, more importantly, with your employees, who are the best representatives of your brand.
By highlighting your employer brand (corporate culture, strategy, values, etc.), you attract candidates who aren’t just interested in the job but also want to join your company’s collective adventure.
Inbound recruiting is like inbound marketing in that it lets you get more qualified candidates to come to you instead of you having to go find them.
To stand out from the crowd, we suggest making each conversation with a candidate unique at every stage of the hiring process (making contact, test phase, follow-up, etc.). And don’t forget that they could become customers. If they have a bad experience as a candidate, it will affect how much they buy from the company and how they feel about it overall.
Job Boards to Share
You can get as many applicants as possible by sharing job boards on social networks, job sites, recruitment agencies, and alumni networks.
However, it’s time-consuming. But it only takes a few clicks with a recruitment system. You only have to make a job board and post it. The software will then send the ad to the sites you choose.
Manage Recruitment Processes
Process and sort every resume and cover letter you get, whether it comes from a job board, a page on your website for hiring, or an application you didn’t ask for. With e-recruitment, everything is in one place, making it easy to keep track of applications quickly.
You’ll also find a record of conversations you’ve had with candidates and other people in charge of hiring, so you don’t lose any information.
Even if you decide not to hire a candidate, the fact that you took the time and care to answer them will give a good impression of your company.
Disadvantages of E-Recruiting
Hard to Tell How Effective It Is
Not all e-recruitment systems give you a detailed analysis of your job postings, so it can be hard to figure out what is working and what isn’t, and what you can do to make things better.
Attracts Fraudulent Applications
Some of your competitors might use fake applications to find out about your company or HR manager. You could also get spam messages from people who want to sell your business a service or product.
When it comes to executive positions, online job postings can give the wrong impression and seem too casual. We suggest that if you’re looking for a higher-up, you stay off social media and use a good recruiting company instead.
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