4 Steps to Better Recruitment with SuccessFactors Recruiting Module
Have you tried optimising your recruitment process with SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting module? Read below for the many benefits that technology brings to your organisation’s hiring and recruitment efforts.
Today, the hunt for the best talent is more competitive than ever. Technology has helped many businesses streamline their recruitment process and access a wider talent pool than ever before from all over the world, making the market even more competitive. Of course, used strategically, this same technology can be used to stop competing and start winning at talent acquisition.
As one of the lead systems out there, the SuccessFactors Recruiting module is designed to give you a competitive edge when it comes to talent acquisition. While you should create a detailed strategy based on your specific talent needs, take a look at this easy 4 step process for better recruitment with SuccessFactors Recruiting module.
1: Widen your Talent Pool
The bigger your talent pool, the better. Increasing the size of your talent pool means more skills to choose from and a better chance of capturing the very best talent out there. While quality is always the aim, quantity doesn’t hurt when it comes to talent acquisition.
With more than 4,000 sources available including job boards, colleges and even social networks from over 80 countries around the world, SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting module is uniquely positioned to give you the widest possible talent pool. This huge choice enables businesses to expand their sourcing strategy and think outside the box when it comes to finding talent. Looking at niche sources and using tools not as often used by competitors, such as social networks, helps businesses get away from competing directly for talent in crowded spaces.
Of course, widening your talent pool doesn’t just mean increasing numbers with more sources. A wider talent pool also means broader diversity. Companies that focus on diversity and have a more diverse workforce have been shown to perform better, and this has been proven across all demographics. Whether race, gender, sexuality, or culture, diversity helps to stimulate creativity and problem solving within businesses as well as being a huge draw for top talent in today’s market. Diversity is also another way of finding your own space rather than competing on saturated playing fields by sourcing talent that is still being overlooked or dismissed by many companies.
When it comes to diversity, SuccessFactors is one of the few technologies out there with a clear focus on helping companies in this area. As well as increasing the chances of a diverse talent pool with a wider range of sources, you can conduct gender bias scans to help ensure a gender-balanced pool. Powerful data means you can rely on proven insights to guide your talent choices rather than unconscious bias, for example identifying the sources that have historically produced the most successful talent. Plus, segment your data to take a look at your talent pool and see how it balances across other demographics. The central job analyser tool can be used at the interview stage to form a panel of interviewers rather than relying on one manager and risk individual bias.
2: Focus on Efficiency
Efficiency is vital for staying competitive anywhere in the business and the same goes for the hiring process. Talent acquisition can be notoriously lengthy and complicated, especially for larger companies where there are often multiple stakeholders involved in the process. Legal requirements, paperwork and multiple stakeholders can result in clunky and sometimes antiquated recruitment process. Today, these lengthy experiences can result in losing top talent as well as unfilled roles, wasted time and money.
SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting module enables you to streamline the entire hiring process by moving everything online and tracking candidates every step of the way including mobile job applications. You will have incredible data to track even with high volumes of candidates. In partnership with DocuSign, you can have all the paperwork you need ready and available when you need it so the relevant parties can sign from anywhere. It is also possible to send managers and others involved reminders and notifications when they’re required to complete the next step so you never fall behind again.
3: Treat Employees Like Customers
Opting for a consumer-based experience is becoming popular in businesses all over the world, from making the B2B experience more like the B2C one to now treating employees like customers. More than just a trend, companies should be taking the employee experience more seriously than ever before. As consumers ourselves, we all know what kind of service we want and technology has only increased our expectations. Experiences need to provide more value at a faster rate than ever, and the employee experience is no different. Unfortunately, with efficiency at the forefront of the minds of HR professionals, the experience can often suffer.
Recruiting with SAP SuccessFactors is essential for delivering the superior experience that candidates today expect without sacrificing efficiency. Bringing social networking into the hiring process means businesses can communicate with candidates on their own terms, and a simple intuitive application process reduces confusion and makes the right first impression to potential new hires. With SuccessFactors, you can develop a responsive career site and utilise self-service tools so candidates can take charge of their own hiring process from any device and location.
You can also make use of their superior candidate relationship management tools, designed to help you foster deep relationships with candidates so you can not only find the best fit for your company, but you can give them the attention they deserve. Welcome candidates in over 46 languages with a targeted recruitment campaign and keep them engaged with the help of reminders to managers and candidates at every step of the journey.
4: Use Past Data for Future Success
After the offers are out and the new-hire is onboard, the process shouldn’t stop there. Historical data and performance from the entire hiring process and beyond can be used to provide powerful insights that should inform future decisions. Look out for new hires that go the distance and those that leave within the first year to try and identify patterns or trends. Optimise your strategy to source talent from the best pools, identify which types of skills or candidates perform the best and much more.
Not only does SuccessFactors Recruiting module gives you access to more data than ever before from the entire hiring process, but intuitive dashboards make it easy to visualise high-volumes of data quickly and accurately for easy, fast decision making. Make important strategic decisions in real-time to start improving your hiring process right away and create handy reports to assess your pipeline strategy to identify and implement long-term changes for success.
Want to know more about how SuccessFactors Recruiting module could help you streamline your hiring process, source and engage the best talent, and provide the data you need to optimise your strategy for success, contact us today or book your free demo now.