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Volatility in the hiring market since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has become a norm. From the great resignation to quiet quitting and mass layoffs, hiring markets have seen quick and sudden swings in recruiting trends and hirings needs across the country.

This kind of unpredictability is a challenge for large and small teams alike, and many organizations have turned to hiring automation to help improve their hiring practices. If you’re not sure what hiring automation is, look no further, Below we’ll cover everything you need to know about how to integrate automated hiring practices into your process. 

What is automation in hiring?

There are a lot of applications for automation in hiring, but what defines hiring automation is the use of technology and AI to automate workflows that would otherwise be done manually. Most hiring automation technologies are presented through SaaS platforms 

How do recruiters automate hiring? 

Recruiters automate various tasks in the hiring process, which can lead to faster and more accurate results. This includes candidate sourcing, scheduling, screening, reference checking, and even assessing quality of hire. 

What is the automated hiring process?

All-in-one hiring solutions, like Crosschq, take a holistic approach to the hiring process. That means you can leverage automation functions for nearly any step in the hiring process. From automated screening and pre-employment assessment tests to interviews and followup appointments, most steps in the hiring process can benefit from automation technology. 

What stages of the recruiting funnel can be automated?

Although new technologies and applications are coming out on a yearly basis, here are some of the most common recruiting funnels to benefit from automation: 

  • Resume screening
  • Online assessment tests
  • Personalized emails and messaging
  • Automated scheduling
  • Background checks
  • Reference checks
  • Quality of hire metrics
  • Talent sourcing
  • Pipeline optimization
  • Reporting and analytics

Benefits of an automated hiring system

With advanced recruiting software and the right strategies, you can expect to improve your hiring practices by:

  • Reducing your hiring costs and increasing efficiencies
  • Improving quantitative metrics like time-to-hire, time-to-fill, acceptance rate, yield ratios, etc.
  • Improving qualitative metrics like candidate experience, quality of hire, and diversity goals, among others
  • Freeing up space and time for your employees to focus on human-based tasks
  • Increasing collaboration in recruiting teams and with hiring managers
  • Facilitating better communication with and experiences for candidates
  • Having better analytics and reporting systems that provide helpful insights
  • Increasing your scaling potential
  • Reducing hiring bias

The impact of hiring automation on the candidate experience

When 55 percent of job seekers have avoided applying to a company because of a bad review, it’s so important to ensure that you invest in improving the candidate experience in your hiring process. Better candidate experiences will lead to more applicants applying to your job and completing the entire hiring process. Faster response times, clearer job application forms, streamlined onboarding workflows, and hiring systems that lead to compatible hires will have a huge benefit on the candidate experience. 

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Hiring Automation and What It Means for Your Quality of Hire

Crosschq’s “Q” Report looked at 24+ million hiring decisions to connect how pre-hiring decisions influence post-hire performance. The findings go against some common wisdom in the hiring world and underscore the importance of hiring automation for quality of hire. 

For example, companies that don’t use data and analytics to make hiring decisions are the ones most likely to let their highest-quality employees go. Additionally, we found that most interviews are not great at identifying top talent and many pre-hire assessments aren’t great at predicting quality of hire

What does work for predicting quality of hire rates is powerful analytics that can help you identify:

  • The best hiring channels
  • Which interview panels are the most effective at spotting talent
  • Performance on a month-by-month basis
  • Which candidates have the most accurate self-reference scores
  • Which candidates are most compatible with your corporate culture 

Hiring Automation Tools

The best automated hiring software includes technologies that both work well and help you improve the metrics/practices that actually matter. Some of the most important hiring automation tools you need to be leveraging include:

  • 360 digital reference checking: 360 reference check technology will allow you to save time by streamlining your reference checks directly from your ATS, creating a new source of qualified talent, reducing unconscious bias, and comparing self-references with peers and managers. 
  • Automated talent pipelines: These technologies have exclusive opt-in talent networks, advanced search features, and data enriched with candidate soft skills and past performance. 
  • Automated job advertisements: Automated hiring software can help you identify the best platforms to post job advertisements and reach your target hires.

Communication automation: Chatbots, personalized emails, and automated texts are helping recruiters get in touch and stay in touch with qualified candidates. Not only does communication automation improve the candidate experience, but it helps keep potential hires in your network and pipelines

Hiring Automation vs Hiring Intelligence

Hiring automation and hiring intelligence offer two very different sets of tools that help recruiters make better, smarter, and faster hiring decisions.

 Automation is used to streamline workflows and eliminate tedious processes to make you more accurate, efficient, and time-effective. 

Hiring intelligence, on the other hand, is about leveraging data and analytics tools to optimize and inform the entire hiring process. You might be wondering how that works, so let’s look at a few ways you can use hiring intelligence to improve your recruiting process:

Advanced hiring intelligence platforms can:

  • Optimize recruiting efforts by making it easier to find, source, and hire top talent across all job boards and platforms.
  • Reduce hiring and sourcing costs by identifying which channels deliver the most value, allowing energy and budget to be trained on the highest-performing options.
  • Save time for recruiters and hiring managers by achieving agreement as to what the ideal candidate looks like, for better clarity throughout the process.
  • Continuously improve hiring processes by providing a clear picture of how different methods of sourcing, refining, interviewing and hiring stack up against each other and highlighting areas that can use improvement. 
  • Increase Quality of Hire across the organization by delivering the best candidate for every job, every time.

Ready to improve and optimize your recruitment processes and hiring decisions? Crosschq’s cutting-edge platform has you covered.

Crosschq’s proprietary TalentWall technology offers a seamless ATS integration that will give you and your team a bird’s-eye view of your pipeline health uncovering inefficiencies and opportunities for improvement. . 

Crosschq Analytics gives you the power of hiring insights that will change the way you understand and improve your hiring process. Benefit from over 80 Quality of Hire pre-built analytics reports, and empower your team with the tools and analytics they need to make smarter hiring decisions today. 

Sign up for a demo to learn more about how Crosschq’s advanced recruiting platform can help improve your hiring processes today. 

Mark Ko

by Mark Ko

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