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4 Reasons Talent Acquisition Software Is Important For Recruiting Success

September 2, 2021
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We all use different types of software every day to complete tasks at work and at home. We use software for fun and to learn new skills. In short, it touches every part of our lives. So it only makes sense that software also plays a role in every stage of the talent lifecycle, from application to offboarding.

Today’s article discusses why talent acquisition software is a necessity for a successful, productive recruitment process.

What Is Talent Acquisition Software?

First off, why is talent acquisition important? Beyond just filling an open position, talent acquisition itself is about working strategically to plan recruiting efforts and future workforce needs. Successful talent management extends beyond hiring, finding candidates who will succeed and grow in their roles long-term.

Job posts get an average of 118 applicants each — that’s why #recruiters need #talentacquisition software to find the best of the best. Find out more from @ClearCompany:

Talent acquisition software helps recruiters find the top candidates for every open requisition and plan future hiring initiatives. It helps make recruiters’ and human resources professionals’ daily tasks easier and gives them the tools they need to find top talent. Using software can help recruiters develop a talent management strategy that leads to better hiring, proactive recruiting, and an engaged, dedicated workforce. Talent acquisition software tools include:

  • Job board management and posting
  • Branded career sites
  • Mobile tools, including responsive applications and Text-to-Apply
  • Candidate texting
  • Passive candidate sourcing
  • Hiring reports
  • Headcount forecasting

42% of companies say that a top priority this year is investing in tools to accelerate hiring. Keep reading to see how your organization could also benefit from talent acquisition software tools.

Collaborate And Communicate

Using talent acquisition software gives everyone involved in recruitment and hiring —from recruiters to hiring managers — access to the same candidate information. A cloud-based platform helps keep information up-to-date and accurate for everyone using the software. This means spending less time confirming details like contact information or hiring status, and more time meaningfully interacting with potential candidates.

Recruiters, HR teams, and hiring managers can collaborate with each other using their talent management software much more efficiently. They can access interview notes, share candidate information, and reach hiring decisions faster with less miscommunication. That makes for a faster hiring process and a great candidate experience.

See how ClearCompany’s suite of Talent Acquisition tools helped PBK Architects build a better talent pipeline.

Faster, More Efficient Candidate Screening

Technology helps us complete tons of tasks much more quickly every day — sometimes, humans just can’t compete. With an average of 118 applicants per job posting, talent acquisition software can keep track of candidates and help hiring teams stay organized. Talent acquisition software helps recruiters sift through applications to pick out the best candidates without spending hours reviewing resumes. Reducing manual tasks for recruiters saves them valuable hours they can spend on strategic tasks instead.

Software tools also store applicant information since they may be more qualified for another position or a future open requisition. With software, recruiters can revisit those applications and reach out to candidates who have already expressed interest in working at your organization.

Incorporate DEI Into Recruitment Strategy

Talent acquisition software is a useful tool to help recruiters and HR teams prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion in their strategy. Using recruiting software helps job postings reach a wider audience of candidates by quickly posting open positions to multiple job boards. Tools like Text-to-Apply and ClearText also allow recruiters to reach more job seekers, giving them a wider and more diverse pool of candidates to consider.

It’s clear that this is important to candidates, too: 67% of active and passive job seekers say that diversity in the workplace is important to them and factors into their decision about where to work. Talent acquisition software provides tools to attract and hire a more diverse workforce, but nothing takes the place of ongoing DEI training and programs for employees of all levels.

Use #TalentAcquisition software to bring in a wider pool of candidates. See what else @ClearCompany has to say about the benefits of talent management software:

Approach Talent Acquisition Strategically

Technology helps your recruiters work more efficiently so they can focus on strategic talent management work, like workforce or succession planning. With the ability to plan for and anticipate hiring needs, recruiters will spend less time scrambling to fill open positions. Instead, they can focus on finding the most qualified candidates for the job.

Ultimately, talent acquisition software can take your recruiters and HR teams from a reactive to a proactive recruitment strategy. Recruiters get tools that enable them to look at the company’s future hiring needs, identify skills gaps, anticipate “what-if” scenarios, and revise budgets — all informed by insights from real workforce data.

Few things, if anything, matter more to a business’s success than the quality of its employees. Recruiters and HR teams that focus on the full employee lifecycle see increased success at every stage of employment. An effective talent acquisition strategy acquisition doesn’t stop at hiring. That’s where software comes in to help your teams recruit, engage, and retain top talent.

ClearCompany offers a range of software tools to help your organization find and hire qualified, dedicated talent. Get a first-hand look at how software can take your talent acquisition strategy to the next level. Sign up for a free demo of our award-winning Applicant Tracking System today.

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