Recruitment and onboarding

When looking to acquire a new HRIS, there are so many features and functions to consider that it can become overwhelming. When prioritizing features, it is important to consider the fact that labor costs are generally the highest expenditure in any business. For this reason, optimizing recruitment efforts using a new HRIS may help companies to see higher returns for the HRIS investment.

An HRIS can save HR and management labor hours by making it fast and simple to post hiring needs in highly visible places. An HRIS may also automatically sort applications, so that managers and HR professionals do not waste time sifting through paperwork submitted by unqualified applicants. Finally, an HRIS that is set up to forward recruits along to the next phase of the hiring process can save a lot of money and time through the onboarding and training phases.

Posting Job Needs and Receiving Applications
When viewing a demo of different HR solutions in action, pay attention to how the system assists with posting job needs. If one click will send a job listing to a variety of sites and forums, this feature can dramatically decrease the amount of time it takes to post and can also help to get the word out to the right applicants faster. From the listing, applicants should also be able to click to a place where they can easily submit a resume, for best results.

Job Applicant Engagement
The degree of job applicant engagement should be considered when selecting an HRIS with recruitment features. Some systems may allow applicants to view the status of their application and communicate with the company regarding next steps. Selecting a system that allows a high degree of engagement may allow applicants to find out more about the company before applying, which can help to ensure the best fit of new hires.

Advanced Application Sorting
By setting up an HRIS with certain rules, it may be possible to have the HRIS sort through applications, only highlighting those submitted by applicants with certain qualifications. All HRIS recruitment options may not include this feature, so it is important to check with the vendor to see if this time saver comes standard. If the recruitment features assist with application sorting, it may help your company to hire only the highest quality candidates, which can in turn help boost retention and productivity.

Streamline Recruitment Process
The recruitment options in some HR systems will make it easy to automatically forward applicant information to the next person involved in the hiring process. Some may even help to streamline the process of moving the applicant along to the next phase of the process. When these steps are managed with alerts and notifications, it can make the whole process painless for everyone involved.

When moving out of the recruiting phase and into the onboarding and training phase, having an HRIS that streamlines the process can be hugely advantageous. Simply being able to click and move information from the online resume or application into employee files can save time and help to avoid entering errors. Being able to forward information along to the recruit to begin the onboarding and training phases can also help to get people into productive positions faster.

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