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Sage software, such as Sage People, can help you solve the ongoing problem of finding and recruiting talented people for open positions in your company. It’s getting harder to recruit and retain great talent. According to Glassdoor, the recruitment website, the market has shifted to one in which job seekers have more options than before. The current ratio of unemployed Americans is now 1.4 to 1 in 2017 compared to 6.6 to 1 in July 2009. This means fewer applicants for jobs and a more difficult time for employers to find the best people to fill vacant positions.
One way to improve your recruiting average and to shorten the time it takes to attract qualified candidates is to use software such as Sage People. Sage People offers award-winning human resource management software that’s available to companies of all sizes. It helps you manage personnel, records, positions, and more—so, when the time comes to recruit, you are ready.
Download our free whitepaper, People Marketing, to learn new approaches to hiring new employees.
Sage People: Shorten Recruiting Time
Old-fashioned methods of recruiting meant sending out lots of classified ads and hoping for a flood of qualified resumes. Most of the resumes that came in weren’t qualified and, among those that were, it was hard to sort out the serious applicants from those just looking to see what was out there on the job market.
Today, the motto is ABR—always be recruiting. Recruiting doesn’t stop when jobs are filled. Instead, people-focused companies are always recruiting and promoting their brand. Recruiting is now part of brand management and a shared responsibility among marketing and human resources. By promoting a positive brand image, companies gain attention from people who, when they finally do start looking for work, come to them first because their brand image is already strong.
Sage People includes a platform that helps recruitment managers find the best people and onboard them as soon as possible. By automating the onboarding process and many of the tedious tasks that come with a new hire, you can get people through the paperwork and to their actual work as soon as possible.
Tips to Promote Your Employment Brand
Want to promote your company as an “employment brand” or a great place to work? Here are some ideas to get started:
- Use Sage People to create a database of potential candidates. Gather resumes and business card information from people you meet at conferences, business events, and more. Add them to the database and, when it comes time to recruit, use your database first.
- Update the Careers page on your company website. Most Career pages are a sleeper, offering little insight into the company, its culture, or its values. Instead of posting a laundry list of jobs, add character to the page with images of the employees from company events, products, services, and more. Add tips for job seekers about what it’s like to work there and how to get a good job. Don’t be afraid to make your Careers page unique.
- Encourage employee referrals. You know the people who work at your company are great and birds of a feather tend to flock together. A referral is usually stronger than a cold lead because those who are referring new employees have already told candidates everything about what it is like to work at your company. You already have a very interested candidate for an interview.
Once you have candidates in the pipeline, what then? Sage People enables you to manage the recruiting and hiring process using the tools found in the Sage software. Work through your database, record results, and then add someone as a new hire once the happy moment has occurred.
Now that you have new hires, what then? Onboarding is shorter with Sage People. Let the new hire complete paperwork before their first day at work so they can start with their actual job tasks. This makes people feel like they belong to a company faster than a slow onboarding process. It also improves productivity and retention.
Sage People and Sage HRMS from IWI Consulting Group
Sage People and Sage HRMS are two Sage software products that can make a big impact on your recruiting, hiring, and human resources management abilities. IWI Consulting Group is here to help you choose the right software for your needs. We are a Canadian-based company that assists businesses of all sizes to find the right software for productivity and profitability. For more information, visit IWI Consulting Group or call 1-866-916-3851.