Technology types to help you adjust to the new normal.
This year has introduced us to a new way of working and living in general. Social distancing and isolation has forced us to adapt and explore new ways to interact with each other. This has certainly been the case within the HR industry and a greater reliance on powerful technology has been a robust solution.
Many tasks are being automated within the hiring process and the weight that is carried by the various technology solutions is increasing. From the reference checking process to background verifications, there are very efficient means that can be used to achieve your goals in a more effective way.
In the spirit of learning to navigate the ‘new normal’ together, we’ve brought together this list of tech that has helped our users and partners with their recruitment process during these challenging times. What's more is that this tech has shown its effectiveness well beyond COVID-19 times and will continue to help enhance recruitment processes well into the future too.
Building without a strong foundation will often lead to an unstable or troublesome outcome. The same can be said about a good reference checking process.
Having a suitable application tracking system (ATS) is that solid foundation for your hiring process. There are various ATS solutions available to enhance your processes. Here are a few of our integrated partners to help inspire you to get things started:
- LinkedIn Talent Hub - It allows customers to source, manage and hire from one integrated platform. Xref is incorporated into the LinkedIn Talent Hub, making its automated reference checking solution available as part of the streamlined hiring workflow offered to users of the ATS.
- Expr3ss! - Is used by Top 500, Stock Exchange Listed (ASX, NYSE, SGX), BRW Fastest 100 companies, Franchises, SMB & SME and Iconic Family Businesses for all job types across a wide range of industries. Across its customers, Expr3ss! processes one new application every 23 seconds. Expr3ss! uses predictive hiring software to simplify staff selection and find the candidates with the right qualities and the right “fit”.
- Oracle Taleo - Is a one-stop-shop for data-rich candidate management. With the Xref/Oracle Taleo integration, you can conduct a full-range of recruitment activities in one place with the ability to request, track and review online reference checks.
- Lever - Lever provides a talent acquisition suite for more than 1,500 companies in 40 countries. Xref's integration with Lever allows you to request automated, employment reference checks directly from Lever.
You can find the full list of our integrated partners here.
As there are numerous ATS systems available, it is important to know what it is you are looking to get out of them. If you are unsure of what technology should be implemented, we have put together a checklist with seven questions you should ask before investing in HR tech. Grab your free copy of it here.
#2 Video Conferencing
With limitations in place to improve health conditions, it has changed the way in which we conduct many of the steps within the recruitment process. It goes without saying that the video conferencing software and technology has improved drastically over this time, along with its acceptance in the candidate hiring process.
Meeting via Zoom or WhatsApp or Teams for example, for interviews is something that has become a widely practised process. We also have a great webinar for any questions you might have for getting that video interview right, here.
There has been a large increase in the amount of employees that are working away from the office, and it has become so important to make sure that work culture is maintained. Having a suitable means of communicating within teams, management and new candidates is something that we highly recommend you have within your tech list.
#3 Task Management
Keeping on top of your tasks can often seem daunting. And sure, this might sound like an ad, but it is important to make sure that you are focusing on what is important. Having a practical task management system to help keep you focused and on track to reach your goals will make sure that nothing is forgotten and that you reach your goals and targets in a timely fashion.
There are various different options when it comes to task management. From products such as Wrike, Asana or Monday.com you will find that you can manage and streamline your activities for better productivity. While they all offer great capabilities, you will need to weigh up the needs of your team before deciding on the best fit for your process.
Everyone is different, and we are also aware that the recruitment process looks different in different teams as well. But we are confident that as long as you have the right systems in place, that your processes will provide greater insights and data to help with measuring and improving productivity. It will also allow you to have the best experience while finding great talent, and we are sure it will provide the best candidate experience as well.