Looking for a way to free up some of your time and make your recruitment process more efficient and inclusive? Find out how you can minimise unconscious bias in the process and track how effective your recruitment process is.
How can an ATS help UK HR Recruiters recruit more inclusively?
Hey there, UK HR recruiters! Are you feeling swamped with your workload? Do you find yourself constantly buried under administrative tasks, leaving little time to focus on what truly matters: recruiting top-notch talent?
If that resonates with you—you're not alone. UK HR recruiters are among the busiest professionals out there. From sourcing candidates to scheduling interviews to making hiring decisions, your plate is overflowing. It's challenging to find time for everything you need to do and ensure you're making a significant impact.
But what if there was a way to free up some of your time and make your recruitment process more efficient and inclusive? How about increasing the number of quality applicants and reducing the overall time to hire, in weeks? We have good news for you: there is! It's called an applicant tracking system (ATS).
An ATS is a software application designed to help you manage your entire recruiting process from start to finish. It streamlines various tasks, including posting jobs, screening CVs, scheduling interviews, and tracking applicant progress. Moreover, it empowers you to evaluate the success of your recruitment efforts and gather crucial data on the diversity of your applicant pool.
Now, let's delve into how hireful's ATS can assist you in recruiting more inclusively. Here are some key benefits:
Screen CVs without bias
ATS software can be tailored to screen CVs for keywords relevant to the job opening. By doing so, they ensure that all qualified candidates are considered, irrespective of their background or experience. Our unique solution, Application Highlighting, allows the ATS to identify applications that require additional support or adjustments, such as disabled candidates who require interview accommodations. This feature helps level the playing field for all candidates, fostering fairness and reducing the risk of unconscious bias.
Anonymisation for fair screening of CVs
With our inbuilt anonymisation feature, you can confidently screen CVs knowing that identifiable data has been removed. This includes details like names, genders, ages, and addresses. Additionally, the feature can be configured to exclude school or university education, acknowledging the impact of social immobility on candidates. By leveraging this proprietary technology, we aim to create a more fair and impartial recruitment process for all applicants. We offer this solution across all service plans because we firmly believe that building a diverse and inclusive workforce should be accessible to all companies, regardless of size or budget.
Enhancing diversity data capture
Many organisations aspire to capture diversity data from job applicants. However, when fewer than two candidates voluntarily share this data for every ten applicants, it becomes challenging to get hold of those meaningful insights. Without such data, it's tough to evaluate the inclusivity of your recruitment process and make informed decisions. That's why we've developed a diversity recapture solution to help you build better data. The process involves creating a standalone form to capture diversity and inclusion information, making it easier for candidates to provide the necessary details. We also proactively engage with applicants who apply through "easy apply" routes, encouraging them to submit their diversity and inclusion data. Additionally, we offer the option to email applicants selected for an interview who haven't yet provided diversity data, aiming to drive higher completion rates when candidates are most engaged. By adopting this solution, you can gain a clearer picture of your candidate pool's diversity and take targeted actions to enhance inclusivity.
Diversity statistics and benchmarking data
In our commitment to helping you recruit more inclusively, we offer diversity statistics and benchmarking data. This valuable feature enables you to compare your applicant diversity against the diversity of the local area you are recruiting within – using the latest diversity data captured from the UK census in 2021. Armed with this knowledge, you will know for the first time if you’re attracting applicants to your jobs that are a fair reflection of the local talent pool.
With multiple vacancies and countless demands on your time, it can be challenging to keep tabs on where candidates stand in the hiring process. However, once you implement an ATS, you can rest assured that no candidate falls through the cracks, and all individuals are treated fairly and consistently.
So, if you're feeling overwhelmed by your workload and yearning for more time to focus on what truly matters, it's time to consider an ATS! Harness hireful's ATS, equipped with our compelling D&I features, to make your recruitment process more efficient, inclusive, and ultimately successful.
Remember, your role as an HR recruiter is vital in shaping the future of your organisation through the people you hire. By embracing the power of technology and adopting an ATS, you can create a lasting impact by building a diverse and inclusive workforce that drives innovation, fosters collaboration, and achieves remarkable success.
Why wait? Take the leap and empower your recruitment process with hireful's ATS today! Find out about new ATS product features here.