Business is generally willing to embrace new technology like HR software to enhance the best business practice and the operating systems in a business. The focus though has tended to be on sales, marketing and management packages; tools used to increase new business and manage the front and back end of a business. There is a component to business that has been somewhat left out, and this is the HR department.
Technology can be used to run and manage any HR department of a business and it can used as a financial tool to increase profits and keep up with new business at the same time. The HR department is typically in charge of the recruitment and management of all employees that move through the business. Using technology by way of a recruitment software package could be one of the most prudent financial decisions that any business can make.
The value of Recruitment Software in the HR department:
· Recruitment Softwareis a tool that can be used to make decisions about the hiring of new employees and where to find the best talent. It is able to monitor and track all applicants through the process of recruitment. This is known as applicant tracking.
· Applicant Tracking Software is a data collection system that is able to track the progress of all candidates from initial CV submission right through to hiring. It also provides analysis that will help the HR department to make decisions about management and provide a consistent pool of talent for the business.
· The use of recruitment software nearly eliminates the need for reactive decisions in a business. CMMS software is intuitive and can be used to make reports and allow for HR to become proactive which will save a company a huge amount of money and increase profitability.
Implementing a good recruitment software package should be done in consultation with a professional software company who will be able to do a full business analysis and then advise on the best system to install. Having a professional recruitment software consultant will ensure that the costs are kept to a minimum and that the system will be completely compatible with the needs of the business. There are packages that one can buy ‘off the shelf’, but they may not have all of the application tools that are needed in an individual business.