Ready to invest in a recruiting solution? To find the right solution, there are several critical questions you need to ask yourself about what you expect from the technology and how you will use it. We at Jobvite live and breathe the recruiting business and we’ve put together a list of key questions to help guide your recruiting platform decision-making process. Answering these questions honestly and clearly will ensure that you pick the right recruiting software for your organization—one that will serve you well today and for many years to come.
According to Capterra, recruiting software can improve your hiring process and efficiency by 94%. Ease of use is critically important because it determines if your recruiters will actually use the software. Your team doesn’t have time to figure out clunky features or processes that slow them down. To maximize adoption across your organization, choose a recruiting solution that has:
Did you know that 76% of job seekers prefer to apply through a career site? Did you know that when faced with a career site that’s complicated, difficult to use, or requires more than a few clicks, 48% of those potential candidates will abandon the effort and drop out? PotentialPark proved that it’s true in a recent study of over 23,000 job seekers. In this hot job market, delivering a great candidate experience can make or break your ability to attract and hire top talent. When looking at a recruiting solution that will power your career site, make sure it includes:
While frustrating, it’s not uncommon for it to take days or sometimes weeks for hiring teams to approve requisitions, evaluate potential candidates, and submit their interview feedback forms. In fact, the hiring team is often the biggest bottleneck in the recruiting process. And that bottleneck can extend your time-to-fill and negatively impact your performance. So, choose a recruiting solution that:
Recruiting is not just one activity. Each requisition requires hundreds of small actions that move the process forward—ultimately toward a successful hire. A truly comprehensive recruiting solution should take every stage of the recruiting funnel into account—from sourcing through onboarding. It’s much more than a standard ATS and simple job posting templates. Look for recruiting software that:
With a recruiting platform that supports the whole funnel, you have access to a tremendous amount of data that will give you visibility and insight into how your recruiting program is performing. Advanced analytics allow you to surface insights and report on goals with ease. And those insights enables you to make more informed decisions about what’s working and what isn’t. Whatever metrics you use to assess your recruiting performance, make sure that the recruiting platform you choose has:
Even if you have the most intuitive and well-crafted technology available, you will inevitably need help at some point—whether you experience a glitch in the system or need a deeper level of training on a particular feature or capability. Look for vendors with award-winning customer service teams that have high NPS scores—between 8-10. The software vendor you choose should offer the following customer service and support services:
Security is top of mind particularly with the number of high profile threats and security breaches that seem to make the news on a weekly basis. Recruiting professionals deal with some of the most sensitive and confidential information every day—information that bad guys and hackers consider to be valuable. So that you can sleep soundly at night, make sure that your recruiting platform is fully protected—the application and the data—with the latest security technology, including:
We hope that this buyer’s guide was helpful as you evaluate recruiting software vendors and find the right platform. This is an important decision, so choose wisely. The right technology can dramatically increase your performance and make you a hero in your organization. We’ve found that Jobvite customers typically see a 27% lift in time-to-hire, an 18% increase in referral hiring, and a 30% reduction in candidate acquisition costs.
Jobvite is the industry leader in recruiting software that helps emerging, mid-market, and enterprise companies hire top talent easily, efficiently, and effectively. Our comprehensive and analytics-drivenrecruiting platform accelerates recruiting with an easy-to-use Applicant Tracking System (ATS), social recruiting capabilities, mobile-optimized branded career sites, a recruiting branding solution, on-demand video screening, advanced analytics, onboarding, and seamless integration with other HR systems. Focused exclusively on recruiting software since 2006, with offices in San Mateo and London, Jobvite has thousands of customers including LinkedIn, Schneider Electric, Amway, Zappos, and GoDaddy. To learn more & request a free demo, visit www. jobvite.com or follow us @Jobvite