Clever RX
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Hire the Best and Brightest

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Attract the best applicants with the latest hiring technology.

Competition for the best and brightest applicants in the current job market is through the roof! Many employers are reevaluating their hiring process and looking for ways to attract applicants and facilitate a smooth onboarding experience. First impressions go a long way in life and in the job market. Businesses that are friendly, respectful, organized, and efficient during the hiring process will most likely make the best impressions.

Employers need to be aware of the initial impression they give to applicants. After all, the applicant’s initial impressions are a sneak peak of the company culture.  An applicant's first impression of an employer is when they visit a career site and apply for a job. How does the process look and feel to the applicant? What does the current process tell people about the company?

 Does the applicant feel valued?

 Is the employer communicating effectively?

 Is the employer embracing new technology?

 What if these job seekers are also customers?

Managing an effective hiring process requires more than just a simple Applicant Tracking System. The software needs to adjust to each employers unique hiring approach, be backed by a team of experts who support you and be designed to maximize your results. The list below are criteria to help employers measure and evaluate their hiring software. 

Does your hiring software do the following?

  • Create Great Job Ads
    Write job ads that will make the best applicants want to apply.
  • Integrate Free & Paid Job Boards
    Applicant flow is vital to a successful hiring process. Choose a platform that posts to over 500 free and paid job boards without using a third party that charges additional monthly fees?
  • Job Board Account “Apply” Integration
    Starting the application on the job board increases applicant flow. Does the system have “apply” integrations with hundreds of job boards like Indeed, Glassdoor and ZipRecruiter?
  • Employee Referral Portal & Tracking
    Employee referrals are one of the best sources of qualified applicants. Does the provider have a system that proactively pushes employees to share your jobs via email and social media?
  • Mobile Optimized Career Site & Apply Process
    Over 89 percent of job seekers use their mobile phone to search for jobs. Does the platform provide a career site and application process that works on mobile?
  • Job Seeker Support
    From answering questions to uploading resumes, people applying to jobs ask a lot of questions. Does the company provide technical support to the applicants as they apply?
  • 2-Stage Application
    Qualified applicants dislike filling out long initial applications. Can the platform allow for a short application initially, and gather the rest of the application at the point of interview?
  • Applicant Communication via Email & Text
    Communicating with job seekers is a vital part of the hiring process. Does the system allow you to correspond with job seekers via email as well as text message?
  • Manager Collaboration & Tracking
    Hiring is a team effort. Does the system have access controls, notes, ratings, sharing and other tools to enable collaboration throughout the process?
  • Unlimited Logins
    It isn’t just HR managers who use hiring software. Are additional logins for your HR team and hiring managers included at no additional cost?
  • End-to-End Hiring Solution
    Applicant tracking is the core of a good hiring process, but can the platform manage your other add-ons such as background checks, assessments, onboarding, etc.?
  • Personalized Support & Hands-On Training
    You will need help and advice to get a platform to work with your unique hiring process. Is support and training for your team provided for free with the system?

Fortunately, there are software solutions that enlist all the above criteria into one hiring platform. Ideally the hiring software seamlessly integrates with onboarding, HR/payroll, time, and benefits, managing the entire employee lifecycle, securely and accurately. If you are interested in transforming your employee experience using an award-winning cloud-based HCM platform which provides a contactless, paperless solution from hire to retire contact AAP.