Automation is gradually becoming the watchword in the post-Covid-19 scenario. Automation has yielded successful results in the manufacturing, supply chain management, real estate and other industries. You would be surprised to know that slowly automation is seeping into the staffing function as well. Yes, you heard it correct! However, you might be surprised to think that a function which largely revolves around human touch would be able to function properly via automation.
Why Automation in Staffing?
It is worthy to highlight the fact that automation is largely preferable for routine, mundane jobs and jobs which do not require much creativity. So, recruiters can apply automation to that aspect of their process which does not require human touch and can save time, money and energy. Also, the introduction of automation in staffing solutions will prove to be beneficial for both the recruiter and the candidates.
The need for automation in staffing solutions simply arouses from the benefits which can be derived from it. The benefits of applying automation in staffing solutions are the following:
Helps save time: Indeed, the application of automation helps in saving time across all industry verticals. Automation can be applied right from candidate sourcing to prospecting in the segment of staffing solutions. Automation can help the recruiters streamline the job postings, collect applications and select the top five resumes via the technique of resume reading technology. Not only this, automation in the staffing process can further help the recruiter in deciding upon the time and venue of meeting and the kind of questions to be asked from the candidates.
In this manner, recruiters can save time which can be utilized in interviewing the right candidates and other tasks which require human touch.
Helps enhance employee retention: Once the right candidate has been selected by the recruiter, automation can assist in collecting the relevant documents, verification of signatures, and most importantly, in generating the letter of intent or contract for the employee. Helping the new employee come on-board through automation is becoming a reality now.
Helps improve the experience of the candidate: No company wants to lose out on a skilled and proficient manpower resource. Automation can make the entire recruiting process simple and quick both for the recruiter and the candidate. Automation will make the application process easy along with notifying them about their application status in a timely manner. Automation of staffing solutions, thus, helps in delivering a great experience to the candidate full of satisfaction.
Therefore, to conclude, automation of staffing solutions is only going to add-on to the human decision-making capabilities in this sector. Automation is not going to erase humans completely. Nonetheless, automated recruiting and staffing will help in easing the challenges associated with this segment and will save time, money and effort leading to better interaction with selective candidates.