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What are Staffing Firms Automating?

There are a lot of moving parts in the recruiting lifecycle—and most of them can be automated. The benefits of automation are well-documented: you can reduce the errors involved in manual work and reallocate recruiter time to let them focus on relationship-building. That said, most firms aren’t automating as much as they could. 

As a part of a comprehensive survey on digital transformation, we surveyed 900+ global staffing and recruitment professionals to learn what they are—and aren’t—automating. Check out the results below to see what percentage of respondents are using automation to streamline their staffing activities:

Sourcing

%

Staffing and recruiting pros cited candidate acquisition as the top priority for 2019.

Calendaring

%

ATS features like the Bullhorn ‘Starts and Ends’ dashboard card ensure that you can follow up with candidates as soon as a placement ends.

 Background Checks

%

The right integration can reduce 16 steps to 3 when ordering background checks.

Analytics

%

Half of recruitment professionals lack a clear understanding of which of their clients are most profitable.

Candidate Submittal

%

Automating candidate submittal can substantially improve your firm’s time-to-fill.

Onboarding

%

Onboarding technology can reduce new hire onboarding by 60 percent.

Screening

%

Recruitment pros selected screening as one of the five most painful processes in the recruitment lifecycle.

Pay and bill

%

Inaccurate paychecks or invoices are one of the fastest ways to lose a client.

Time and expense

%

Data capture can save countless hours of time and expense manual work.

Client relationship management

%

Recruitment professionals picked client management as the third-most urgent area for further training.

VMS integration

%

58% say automation has resulted in a higher fill rate for VMS jobs.

Redeployment

%

The average firm reports between a 10% and 30% redeployment rate.

Want to learn how other recruiting professionals view digital transformation? Discover the results from the new GRID report here:

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