- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On March 22, 2013
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- applicant hiring system, applicant recruiting system, recruiting platform, video interviewing
Exploiting online recruitment for your organization
There are many limitations to online hiring. Often times these limitations are used as reasons by many organizations not to engage fully in online recruitment. But this can also limit their reach and stop them from exploiting the full potential of e-recruitment for their organization. Overcoming limitations of hiring online can be a better approach compared to shunning online hiring altogether for its inherent weaknesses. The best time to hire online is now. Globalization is at its peak and international competition is a reality for both local and international brands. The global market is for everybody and the secret to winning the war on business is winning the war for talent first.
Lack of physical contact
Online hiring is known to have limited physical contact with job seekers and applicants. This can present a lot of problems – or so many organizations thought. Fortunately, there are online technologies that can help with this. A good example is an online video interviewing platform that allows both recruiters and applicants to interact in real time. The limitation of contact is diminished and it is very possible to assess both words and actions of applicants like they are there in the same room. This answers the issue of physical contact while making sure that the interviewing process is free from scheduling strains. The impracticality of having an actual appointment with an applicant from Asia in the company’s recruitment office in the US is no longer necessary. Recruiters are not handicapped to make accurate assessments even if the applicant is not within their reach, physically that is.
Overly wide coverage
One of online hiring’s biggest strength can also be its most serious liability. This is true in the case of Internet hiring’s global reach. Yes, talents from all over the world can now be reached but how can they all be processed in time? A wider hiring net demands a wider capacity to process individual applicants. Doing it the usual way could never cut it. The wider reach can automatically mean a more expensive hiring process as more recruiters would be needed to screen resumes, weed out qualified candidates, and schedule and facilitate interviews with each of the short listed applicants. This can simply be a logistical concern that can overwhelm a conventional hiring team. Again there are technological solutions that can help with this situation. One of which is the applicant tracking system. This software or sometimes software-as-a-service helps organizations manage its recruitment efforts from posting jobs to accepting applications and scheduling interviews. This can lighten the burden of recruiters and enable them to launch mass hiring without breaking a sweat.
Overcrowded technological solutions
Online applicant hiring system can be technologically overwhelming. While technology is an integral part of its efficiency and accuracy, it can also present to be a problem without the proper understanding of one’s hiring process. Without this foreknowledge, it would be difficult to find the right technologies that can complement the organization’s foray into online hiring. Technology can only be an asset when it aligns perfectly with the way an organization source and pool talents online.