8 Ways Automation Can Be Every Recruiter’s Best Friend
The world is moving so quickly towards automation, and the recruiting game is not being left behind whatsoever. In fact, a 48% of recruiting professionals view AI as positive for talent acquisition and their jobs.
And with so many benefits on the table, it’s no surprise. Here are eight ways automation makes life easier for recruiters and recruiting coordinators, from the most obvious to the more subtle.
- Find time to do what makes you invaluable. Everyone’s chasing something in their careers: a raise, a promotion, recognition or some combination of these. For recruiters the balance between efficiency and effectiveness is what makes them key players on their hiring teams. But when you spend upwards of 14 hours a week on manual tasks that could be easily automated, it’s tough to put in the hours that make you stand out as the go-to person on your team.
- Find time to do what you truly love. Recruiting is one of those professions where you jump in headfirst because you enjoy the nature of the job. Many recruiters and recruiting coordinators are social creatures who enjoy adding a warm human touch to what’s often considered a cold, unfeeling business process. With tasks like interview scheduling off your to-do list, you’ll have way more time to focus on the aspects of the job that you enjoy.
- Keep personal time personal. Nothing is worse than having to reply to emails or work when you’re supposed to be off, just to make sure you meet your time to hire and cost per hire objectives. With an automated recruiting tool like My Ally, those administrative tasks are covered by software that’s available 24/7 so that you don’t have to be.
- Kill bias. Automating certain recruiting functions helps overcome conscious and subconscious recruiter bias that can sometimes interfere with better judgement. When you automate the emails you send candidates via templates, you ensure that everyone receives the same message each time. Likewise, interview scheduling software doesn’t assign priorities to candidates when setting up appointments.
- Put candidates first. With so many menial tasks off your plate, you’ll find yourself with a lot more time to focus on the reason you do what you do: the talent. Recruiters will be able to source, screen and nurture better quality candidates. Coordinators will be able to add their special human touch to make navigating the interview process enjoyable.
- Prioritize quality. When you suddenly find yourself with 20% or more of your time back, it can be tempting to go for quantity: set up more interviews, hire more candidates. Instead, focus on improving the quality of every candidate you put in front of your hiring manager and you’ll see a steady improvement in the quality of hires they make.
- Give meaning to numbers. With data driving so much of recruiting, including key decision-making functions, it’s easy to lose track of the whats and whys that add context to analytics. With some form of automation working to make your job easier, you’ll have more time to interpret your performance data and make a case for why things are the way they are.
- Keep personal time personal. Speaking of analytics, living in the age of data can be stressful for anyone whose KPIs are reduced to simple metrics that don’t account for context or circumstance. Once you offload repetitive, high-volume tasks that you shouldn’t be burdened with in the first place, it’ll be much easier to focus on and meet your key objectives.
My Ally is powered by a customizable AI assistant that automates numerous workflows such as discovering interviewer availability, communicating with candidates to schedule any and all types of interviews, and rescheduling events even at the last minute.
With its ability scale infinitely with any hiring volume and powered by natural language processing for human-like interaction, our solution enables recruiting teams to automate high-volume and repetitive tasks with error-free accuracy, giving them more time to deliver better-quality hires quickly.