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5 strategies to improve your recruiting using tech

Liv Anderman
VP of Marketing
May 21, 2021

Our research team at Findem recently surveyed 100 talent leaders and compiled our 2021 Recruiting Stack Report, which identifies key recruiting trends, outlines strategies to modernize the recruiting process, and gives you a window into where the industry is headed from here.

As the report demonstrates, the power of technology in recruiting cannot be overstated. In 2021, there’s no reason not to leverage the latest advancements to save time, simplify the recruiting process, and improve hiring results.

Based on the report, we wanted to share 5 strategies for using technology to improve your recruiting. If your company is still behind the curve, adopting these strategies will help bring your team up to speed.

1. Change the paradigm from keywords to attributes

Sourcing high-quality candidates is a consistent challenge for talent acquisition teams. Focusing on keywords in recruiting tends to lead to a wide swath of potential candidates who all have the same keywords in their resumes.

Advancements in attribute-based searching within modern sourcing tools are changing the way that recruiters search for candidates. It’s now possible to source candidates for previously unsearchable qualities – such as diversity, B2B startup experience, and fast career growth – rather than just titles and resume keywords. The ability to hone in on exactly what you’re looking for leads to much better long-term results.

2. Reduce bias by centralizing sourcing

Reducing bias is key to ensuring that candidates are hired based on their skills and merit. It’s important for companies to institute bias-minimizing training on an annual basis and leverage modern recruiting technology to keep bias to remove bias as much as possible. Utilizing a centralized sourcing process and attribute-based searching, companies can objectively fill their pipelines with ideal candidates and reach their diversity goals with ease.

3. Filter your way to the best candidates

The highest reported challenge of HR professionals is building a solid pipeline. Much of this challenge comes from the difficulty of sifting through thousands of resumes to find top-tier candidates. While the industry would traditionally rely on keyword matches and previous job titles, recruiters are now focusing on attributes, skills, and performance as the basis of their sourcing strategy.

Thanks to AI-driven sourcing software, this is now easier than ever before. You can use software to identify candidates based on qualities that aren’t generally searchable on traditional employment websites, giving you advanced filtering options that make it much easier to hone in on the best candidates.

4. Automate the small (and the big) things

Automation is key to saving time and money so recruiting teams can focus on what really moves the needle. Modern sourcing tools give you the ability to automate many aspects of typically manual and time-consuming processes. To get a feel for what’s possible, conduct an A/B test this year to compare the time required to identify 50 quality candidates using manual methods versus automated tools.

5. Amplify your candidate outreach

It’s extremely common for recruiters to fall short of their daily outreach quotas. What’s more, connecting with passive candidates has become a more popular recruiting strategy, and it requires far more time than communicating with applicants. Automated candidate outreach gives you the potential to make nearly infinite connections per day. Leading recruiting platforms like Findem protect and foster the personalized touch that recruiters (and candidates) want, while also leveraging high-tech automation to drive recruitment results across the board.

To learn more about the power of technology to improve your recruiting, click here to access the full report.