Four Game-Changing Recruitment Techniques for you to Try

Posted: 21st June 2019 08:05

The digital revolution has transformed many aspects of our lives. That includes recruitment. Tapping into these tools is a great way to speed up the recruitment process.

Online background checks

When you receive an application you like the look of, the next step is to carry out a few checks. This is especially the case when you are recruiting for roles that require the candidate to have a clean record. Being able to carry out a basic background check on your PC, laptop or phone in minutes will definitely save you a lot of time and money.

There are several firms out there offering this service. Including some who provide the information you need, free of charge. Which provider you use depends on what you need to know and where you are based. The majority of them only enable you to carry out checks for one country. But, most recruiters will find that they will still be able to do their background checks online.

AI-powered recruitment tools

AI is touching our lives in many different ways. For recruiting, it is early days. There are quite a few ongoing projects that show promise. But, you may not want to be the first to use them.

In 2015, Amazon stopped using the AI tool that went through resumes and came up with the best candidates. They realised that when it came to software development and other technical jobs, the system was not gender-neutral. Most of the candidates it picked out were men.

However, work on these systems is ongoing. Provided the right training data is fed into them, these kinds of tools are well worth considering.

Also, keep an eye out for AI generated job adverts. Again, they are not perfect, yet. But, lightly rewriting an ad that has been generated by an AI bot will take you far less time than writing one from scratch.

Virtual reality testing

If you are recruiting someone to carry out a complex task that is difficult to explain, being able to show them use AR or VR what they will be expected to do can be very helpful. That same tech can be used to deliver tests that assess potential employee’s skills in a far more meaningful way than we do now.

Video interviews

People are used to video chatting with their friends and family. So, they no longer fazed by the idea of doing an interview over Skype. Because there is no travel time or costs involved people are able to make themselves more readily available. You could receive someone’s resume in the morning and be interviewing them that afternoon.

The above are the new recruitment tools and techniques that are likely to be the most useful for the majority of business owners. But, be careful that you do not end up spending time learning how to use something that is not going to benefit your business. It is all too easy for the latest shiny thing to catch your eye. Only for you to realize a few months later that you have wasted a lot of time and money on something you barely use.