In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, recruiters found themselves in a position where they had to reevaluate their software stack. As remote work became the norm, the urgency to find solutions that would support remote operations led to quick decisions. Many recruiters swiftly adopted new technology to facilitate communication and collaboration. However, with the pandemic situation stabilising and more time for thoughtful decision-making, recruiters now have an influx of technology to choose from that better suits their unique needs.
Efficiency is key in today's fast-paced recruitment landscape. Both candidates and clients demand a speedy recruitment process, and recruiters are searching for tools and technologies to support them with this. Let’s take a look at what the best recruiters are considering when looking for tools:
In an era of remote work, managing multiple tools can lead to inefficiencies and data siloing. When searching for effective recruitment tools, it is better to focus on finding ones that can perform multiple functions rather than accumulating a multitude of separate tools. For example, recruiters are using desk phones, video conferencing, and mobile devices leading to fragmented communication records. To address this challenge, platforms, such as VXT, offer a suite of tools that can be used to communicate internally and externally and automate work. VXT is just one example of the modern tools that leading recruiters are looking at to streamline their processes, place more candidates, and improve the candidate experience.
Automation has become a buzzword in the recruitment industry and for a good reason. By automating repetitive and time-consuming tasks, recruiters can free up valuable time to focus on high-value activities. Bullhorn’s GRID 2023 Industry Trends Report found that firms with the biggest revenue gains (>10%) were twice as likely to be using heavy automation tools throughout their business. Automation can range from automating interview scheduling and candidate note creation to leveraging AI-powered tools for resume screening and candidate matching. Embracing automation can significantly improve efficiency, reduce errors, and ultimately lead to better hiring decisions.
Software integrations play a vital role in creating a seamless recruitment workflow. Leading recruiters seek cloud-based tools that seamlessly integrate with new and existing systems, such as applicant tracking systems and communication platforms. Integrations eliminate data silos, improve data accuracy, and enable real-time collaboration.
For example, VXT's integration with applicant tracking systems ensures that all communication and notes are automatically saved, providing recruiters with a single source of truth for candidate and client interactions. Connecting VXT to your applicant tracking system saves each recruiter approximately one hour every day, meaning you have more time to focus on securing top talent.
Recruit Personnel have connected their VXT phone system with JobAdder and find that “communication is recorded seamlessly; we can report against consultant KPI's and we save considerable time across the business having implemented a VoIP system with click-to-call from browsers”.
VXT is a VoIP phone system built specifically for recruiters. Automatically save SMS and call notes directly to applicant tracking systems like Bullhorn, JobAdder and Vincere. To learn more, visit www.vxt.co.nz today.