You’ve probably heard the Helen Keller quote, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” There’s no statement that rings truer when it comes to building the solid foundation for any successful business. Every winning organization out there was built on the sweat equity of a talented team who worked together to achieve great things—and the same rings true for every growing business today. And what piece of the puzzle helps to enable this growth? Recruiting. Recruiting, while sometimes pushed to the back burner for more immediate challenges, is the bones of a solid organization. Without a successful recruiting strategy, there is no way you will build a team that’s ready to achieve great things, together.
So why is recruiting so important and how can organizations work towards building stronger teams through recruiting strategy? Let’s take a look…
The Reliance of Organizations on Recruiting
Your greatest asset is your people, in any industry. And because recruiting is responsible for bringing the right people in to help your organization grow, without effective recruiting, teams suffer. Think about it—without savvy sales team members, financial goals won’t be hit; without skilled line workers, production time will be slow; without experienced operations teams’, projects will go awry; and without communications, no one will hear the story of your company. Each team player holds an integral role in the organization, and it’s your recruiting department’s job to get each individual in place quickly, efficiently, and to ensure it’s the right person for long-term growth—not just a warm body.
That’s a lot of responsibility!
So how can you help your recruiters be more efficient and effective to help your organization grow?
Building Stronger Teams Through Tackling Recruiter Struggles with Technology
The one thing all the top organizations are doing is taking a look at how to best support their recruiting teams to spark greater growth. They’re analyzing how to build a stronger recruiting process and realizing that in order to build a stronger team the key is to add technology. Time is money, and utilizing software like applicant tracking systems, partnered with interview scheduling technology provided by companies like Rooster, your team will be able to create so much more impact and grow with ease! These are some of the biggest problems recruiters face day-to-day:
Volume & Time
As explained in a recent LinkedIn article, one recruiter noted she could have up to 2,000 resumes, emails, and applications to go through daily. There’s no way one human can physically go through all that efficiently without support from technology to streamline and eliminate the need for some of that back-and-forth communication or review.
Job seekers are getting more and more mindful. They’re seeking out roles that speak to them, allow them to exercise their purpose, and provide them with an experience that makes them feel welcome and supported from the get-go. When a recruiter is overwhelmed, it’s hard for them to provide an intentional, streamlined, and smooth first impression—they can even come off unorganized and messy which turns off top talent. In fact, 63% of job seekers would reject a job offer if they had a bad recruiting experience—meaning you’re losing out to competition with negative candidate experiences. With recruiting scheduling software, recruiters can get in touch with more candidates more quickly, with individualized automation to make a great impression that stands out from the competition.
Internal Support & Cooperation
Many recruiters don’t feel supported by their organizations and hiring managers. It’s easy to feel like they’re being pushed off as executives and busy managers don’t get back to them to schedule times for interviews, which makes their job infinitely more difficult. But, if the interview scheduling was streamlined with options for hiring managers and recruiters, like a simple click of a button to reschedule or SMS notifications for busy managers on the go, a recruiter’s job is made simple. They can then, in turn, help the organization grow more quickly and efficiently with the right tech in place.
These are all supportive features Rooster can assist with, plus even more. Are you ready to start enhancing your recruiting process with seamless interview scheduling and seamless recruitment team support?
An investment in your recruiting team, the bones of your organization, is an investment in organizational growth and success. Rooster offers a free demo of our scheduling software for Workday, so you can experience it for yourself. See what a difference effective recruiting can make for your organization in no time!