Can you believe it? 2017 is already coming to an end, and with 2018 approaching it’s important to take a moment to look at up and coming recruiting trends in order to optimize your talent acquisition strategy for the coming year. We have seen technology take the lead in recruiting and HR, and it is only projected to become even more prevalent in this space. With all of these technological advancements being made, it’s likely that investments in digital tools and strategies will reach its peak in 2018.
Finding candidates seems like a never-ending battle nowadays. New positions and openings are posted to job boards for weeks, even months at a time, and sometimes it seems as though they go completely unnoticed. Despite all of your best efforts, the applicants just aren’t pouring in. It’s hard enough attracting candidates to your job board in the first place, but it’s even harder to keep them engaged and drop-off to a minimum. This is a common problem that recruiters face when searching for candidates, but thankfully technology is here to save the day.
In this particular situation, a recruiter might want to utilize chatbots and artificial intelligence (AI). With AI, the speed of communication can be increased by automating replies to candidates. Candidates will no longer have to leave a job page because they’re confused or can’t get their questions answered. They can reach out to the chatbot available on your page and express any concerns they might have, maintaining engagement all the while. The truth is, we live in a world where speed matters. People can become easily frustrated during the job hunt, and instant gratification is a growing need. Not only can AI and chatbots save time on the recruiting end, but they improve time-to-hire as well as the overall experience for the candidate.
It doesn’t stop there. All of these new technologies to find candidates means that forgotten applicants will cease to exist! A recruiting software working in conjunction with an ATS allows you to easily keep track of past applicants and add them to new talent pools and campaigns as soon as you have a job opening that they may qualify for. By reaching into your own pool of recycled applicants, you can avoid ever having to post that opening to a job board, saving your company both time and money.
Candidate and employee experience have always played a big role in talent acquisition and general company success, and we only see that trend growing in the new year. It seems as though an all-in-one employee engagement platform is the perfect solution to all of your HR and recruiting related needs. So what are you waiting for? Download the eBook below to learn more about mobile recruiting so you can hit the ground running in 2018.
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