Why You Should Automate Your Hiring and Onboarding Process

Why You Should Automate Your Hiring and Onboarding Process

Many employers dread the process of hiring and onboarding new team members. It can feel incredibly inefficient, and it ties up time and resources that could be spent in other areas. With modern technology, though, you can automate most of the process, allowing you to focus on the things that automation can’t do, such as face to face interviews and making new hires feel welcome. Here are some major benefits.

Benefits of Automation for Hiring
Labor saving: Manual hiring means that someone has to screen resumes, call prospects, and keep up with where each candidate is in the process. If you are hiring for multiple positions, this could easily become a full-time job for one or more employees. Automation lets you redirect staff to other business needs.

Cost saving: Saving labor means saving money. You may also see your costs for office supplies go down if you move to digital documents.

Consistency: Though most employers try their best to be objective, it’s tough to stay consistent when manually reviewing resumes. An automated process ensures that each candidate is measured against exactly the same criteria.

Tracking: You don’t have to worry about keeping up with a paper trail. Your automated system will tell you at a glance exactly where each candidate is in the process. You’ll also see where each prospect leaves the hiring funnel, allowing you to tweak your system. Even better, you’ll always have the information at your fingertips, even when you’re out of the office.

Benefits of Automation for Onboarding
Security: A new hire’s personal information is inherently sensitive, and should be handled with the utmost care. Data collection processes based in paper and ink simply can’t offer the same level of security as those that utilize a digital database.

Compliance: There are certain forms that all new hires must fill out, such as IRS documents. An automated process ensures that nothing is forgotten.

Engaging new hires: The first few days of a new job can be intimidating. Following a consistent, automated process gives new employees a sense of purpose. You can even automate processes for checking on new hires, such as sending a “how did it go today” email at the end of Day One. It ensures that all new team members get the information they need in a timely manner without throwing everything at them at once. This can build company loyalty and reduce new hire drop-off rates.

Closing the feedback loop: Your automated system can give new hires easy to access pathways for asking questions or flagging difficulties. This helps the process go more smoothly and provides helpful tips for improving your system in the future.

Alternative Staffing Can Help!
If you’re in the Chicagoland area, Alternative Staffing is here to help. We’re excited to announce our new app, which lets you utilize our services right from your mobile device! In addition, we offer fully vetted candidates for both general labor and skilled positions, and we work hard to build lasting relationships with our clients. Contact us today or call your local Alternative Staffing office to learn more. We look forward to working with you!