An 8 hour work day is only as effective as you are
In recent memory, the UK economy has been buoyant, the employment market healthy and recruitment fees high. The Coronavirus pandemic has forced a fundamental switch in not only how we operate, but how we recruit.
Since March 2020, there has been a decrease in the number of live roles any recruiter is working, but there is no shortage of talent ready to take on a new position with unemployment rates increasing to 3.9% (with predictions seeing this increase as 7 million employees are still on furlough).
Although these statistics are stark and in truth, a little unnerving, it’s not all doom and gloom. The economy is already showing signs of recovery and it is predicted that the UK market will return to pre-Coronavirus levels by January 2021.
So what does this mean for the world of recruitment?
The Coronavirus has been a detox for the recruitment industry. It has forced us to adopt new ways of working which were previously dismissed in the majority, (such as remote working) and become more agile in our way of working, (say goodbye to robust PSLs with strict SLAs, they just aren’t feasible in this new moving world we now operate).
It has also forced us to look internally to assess where we can potentially cut costs or improve commercials.
Recent surveys have shown that candidate screening is one of the most time-consuming aspects of recruitment.
In pre-Coronavirus times, the average agency recruiter spent 4 hours a day on screening calls with candidates.
With job applications increasing at an astronomical rate, we ask the question; is it possible to continue to screen each candidate to the level needed?
Recii was born on the principle that the world is changing and we need to change with it. Recii allows you to automate your candidate screening process without sacrificing on candidate experience.
As the leading voice engagement platform specialising in the recruitment market, we give candidates the opportunity to continue to engage with your business in a human way without sacrificing your time.
Recii can speak to thousands of candidates every minute, working through a database of applications to ensure each candidate file is updated, accurate and compliant.
We also aid the removal of unconscious bias through screening standardisation, suitability grading and soft skill assessment.
Recii instantaneously responds to a candidate enabling them to self-qualify for roles and speed up the recruitment process.
Implementing a new piece of technology can be daunting particularly in times like these but, if done correctly, can save you a lot of time, make you a lot of money or ideally, do both!
We believe that robots will never replace human interaction in recruitment but, we can definitely improve on it.
Ben Brophy - Chief Commercial Officer, Recii