Are you thinking about moving your recruiting and other human resources processes online? As more of our daily and working lives move online, it’s natural – and highly beneficial – to move your HR and recruitment into the digital age. Let’s look at the many benefits of online recruitment and digital HR.
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Benefits of Online Recruitment
Online recruitment provides numerous benefits compared to traditional recruiting methods. Here are some of the best benefits of online recruitment.
Tired of manually filtering through resumes of unqualified candidates? Filtration tools can sort and eliminate candidates based on education, experience, competencies, and other criteria, saving you time in your search for the perfect new employee.
Reach More Candidates
Many people are willing or even wanting to move to a new location. Online recruitment allows you to reach people who don’t yet live in your location but might be willing to relocate.
Online recruiting also helps you reach more candidates already living in your area. In 2015, 79% of Americans used online resources during their job search, and it’s easy to assume the numbers have gone up since then, so online recruitment is the best way to reach the most potential job seekers.
Imagine how much time you could save if you were able to post jobs immediately, use filters to sort out unqualified candidates, and even reach out to job seekers who may be a good fit but aren’t actively looking for a job switch. Compare that process to posting a job ad in a newspaper, waiting for the paper to print, waiting for people to submit applications, then manually reviewing resumes to find people who are qualified for the position.
Reduced Hiring Costs
Recruiting costs can be quite high when you factor in travel expenses, advertising, third-party recruiter fees, and more. Digital recruiting allows you to post job openings for free on multiple job boards and social media sites, while performing interviews using teleconferencing software saves you from reimbursing travel expenses.
Having a Careers page on your website means it can match the graphical identity of your company, improving your employer branding while highlighting your business’s values and identity.
Easy and Flexible
Whether you do it all yourself or rely on a partner like DigitalHR, online recruitment is flexible and easy compared to traditional recruiting methods.
Benefits of Digital HR
Why limit yourself to online recruiting when digital HR can do so much more? Here are some of the benefits of digital HR.
Improved Employee Experience
Employees – especially those in their 20s and 30s – want to do as much as possible online. They generally prefer communicating with each other, submitting time cards, coordinating tasks, and doing anything else online versus other communication methods. Happy employees stick around longer, reducing costs associated with hiring and training new employees.
Simplified Information Management
When all employee information is kept online, accessing and managing it is much easier. You can keep all information in one centralized location and control access to confidential information. Digital HR can also offer document management capabilities that help improve productivity by learning what employees are spending time on and minimizing paperwork and redundancies.
Easier Schedule Management
Automation can help improve schedule management and save time on managing time off requests as well as figuring out who is working where and when. Eliminate the paperwork and stress of doing schedules by hand and let digital HR programs help you.
Since digital HR can automate time-consuming manual processes and manage information better than using paper, it leads to a streamlined workflow, allowing improved productivity and overall work management.
Digital HR can assist with employee learning, training, and development activities, including things like online training courses and performance appraisals. With software that stores data on what feedback, issues, goals, and objectives have been discussed during regular reviews, employees experience boosted morale and more incentives to maintain high work standards.
Benefits of Working With DigitalHR for Online Recruitment
At DigitalHR, our team is focused on creating a customized game plan to help you find the job candidates you need to fill your open positions. Depending on the requirements of the roles, how many people you need, and other factors, we may employ several of these possible online recruitment solutions:
- Search ads
- Social ads
- Onsite content optimization
- Website enhancements
- Social media community management
- Digital press releases