Web-based recruitment software is becoming increasingly popular among HR professionals and recruiters. It has many advantages and few downsides. One of the main advantages is that it can improve and speed up employee on-boarding.
What is on-boarding?
On-boarding is seen as the final part of the recruitment process and is sometimes also referred to as organisational socialisation. It is intended to help newly hired employees integrate with the rest of the organisation. It usually includes the job offer, contract, inductions, training, and introductory sessions.
On-boarding can last from a few weeks to a few months, but the idea is to make the new employee feel confident, competent, and part of the team.
How can web-based systems improve and speed up employee on-boarding?
Specialist web-based systems can help the on-boarding process by automating the final stages, from generating offer letters and contracts to creating induction plans and schedules. They can also be used to host introductory training sessions and even facilitate virtual welcome sessions and induction meetings.
These systems can also improve communication and encourage interaction with candidates in the time between the acceptance of the offer and the starting date.
What are the other benefits of web-based recruitment software?
Cost savings: Web-based recruitment can generate cost savings in a number of ways. One of the main ones is to significantly reduce the chances of a ‘bad hire’. The software can also save significant time because it can speed up a lot of processes.
Customisation: Scheduling a personalised interview with every single job candidate is very time-consuming and not usually feasible using traditional methods. However, specialist recruitment software makes this possible by pinpointing the specific questions that are relevant to each candidate and even pre-populating questions about their qualifications and experience.
Easy to update/maintain: Unlike software that downloads to your computer and needs manually updating periodically, web-based software will be able to run updates on its own without interrupting your work. In addition, web-based software is usually more secure and easier to maintain.
Integration: Most web-based software can be integrated with online job platforms as well as with existing internal HR and payroll systems.
Accessibility: Web-based software offers excellent flexibility and accessibility. Because they are not restricted to single machines, the systems can be accessed by any relevant person as long as they have a device that is able to connect to the Internet. They can also be accessed at any time, so updates can be made as things change.
Improved collaboration: Web-based software makes it easier for the whole recruitment team to collaborate no matter where they may be, and at any time.
Attract high-tech candidates: Many of the candidates that you want to attract will spend much of their time on the Internet. They are working, socialising, and searching for jobs online, so using web-based software that posts job vacancies across multiple online platforms will help your jobs get noticed.
In conclusion, web-based recruitment software has a number of advantages, including the ability to speed up and improve the employee on-boarding process.