As technology continues to advance, staffing agencies continue to implement new processes to assist with their recruiting efforts. Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) have been around for decades, dating back to the 1990’s, to help staffing agencies with their hiring process. Though in more recent years, the emergence of Social Media and Artificial Intelligence (AI) has helped boost hiring and recruiting efforts to heights never before seen.
Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is a software application that is designed to help organizations manage their recruitment process. From the time a resume is received, through the candidate selection and hiring process, Applicant Tracking Systems are utilized to assist hiring managers and recruiters with choosing the most qualified candidates.
The ATS can be customized to fit an organization’s specific hiring needs, allowing it to sort and rank candidates based on specific criteria and qualifications, making the hiring process more efficient and effective. Overall, an Applicant Tracking System is a valuable tool for organizations to manage their recruitment process, streamline hiring, and reduce time-to-hire.
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the way staffing firms source and recruit candidates. AI-powered tools can analyze a vast amount of data in just a fraction of the time it would take a human, allowing them to identify top candidates more quickly and accurately. At DAVRON, we are experimenting with AI to improve our candidate matching process.
“The staffing industry is undergoing a revolutionary transformation thanks to the introduction of Artificial Intelligence. AI-powered machine learning algorithms enable recruiters to quickly and accurately identify the most suitable candidates for a job, significantly reducing the amount of time it would take a human to complete the same task unassisted. This cutting-edge technology is helping employers make smarter, faster hiring decisions, allowing them to fill positions more quickly and efficiently than ever before. With AI, the staffing industry is able to provide a better service to employers and job seekers alike, making it easier to find the right fit for any job.” – Jacob Diaz-Iglesias, DAVRON Programmer
Chatbots are a perfect example of an AI powered tool that staffing firms are taking advantage of. Chatbots can be used to provide candidates with instant responses to their queries, thereby enhancing the candidate experience. They can also assist in pre-screening candidates, collecting basic information, and scheduling interviews. Here at DAVRON, we utilize a chatbot on our webpage to help potential clients and job seekers navigate our site and learn about our staffing and outplacement services.
Chatbots can also help recruiters by automating repetitive tasks such as scheduling interviews, sending out follow-up emails, and updating candidate profiles. This frees up recruiters to focus on more strategic tasks such as sourcing top talent.
When it comes to social media, many staffing agencies are utilizing platforms like LinkedIn and Facebook to source and build relationships with new candidates, as well as promote job openings. Social Media has also made it easier for potential candidates to get in touch with recruiters about their job vacancies and staffing services. At DAVRON, we regularly post on our LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram accounts to promote our recruiters’ open positions, blog posts, and our great company culture.
The Future of Technology in the Staffing Industry
The future of technology in the staffing industry is bright, with the potential for continued innovation and transformation of the way that companies find, attract, and hire top talent. The staffing industry stands to benefit greatly from the continued development and implementation of new technologies, which will help to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and ultimately improve the quality of hires. DAVRON is excited to experiment and implement new AI technology that could transform the way we recruit and match candidates.
“I think it will be an absolute game changer once we have an automated system to pull back resume matches for job orders, as that would reduce time spent searching and increase productivity. The fact that it helps us to spend less time doing those tasks and more time on the phone making meaningful connections means that all of us will increase our production, in turn bringing in more money for ourselves and the village.” – Julia Byrd, DAVRON Sr. Recruiting Executive