3 Ways HRMS Can Establish Crowdsourced Recruitment

Recruitment these days is a fast paced industry; it’s evolved exponentially in the past 20 years, so a savvy recruiter needs to find and use every source for a candidate lead. Crowdsourcing is a strong way to locate resources and your HRMS can provide the foundation to do so. Are you using your HRMS to enable recruiters to source candidates from their internal and external business communities? If you’re not utilizing these options you are missing out on valuable leads and candidates:

1) Make Sure That Your HRMS Allows for Outward Sharing and Links

Ten years ago (or for those currently on a ten year old HRMS!), recruiters had to take the data that they entered into job requisitions in your HRMS and then manually paste it into their very full networks, such as on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Current HRMS have these interdependencies pre-built allowing your recruiters to save time and push out these requests automatically. Furthermore, you can raise awareness in your internal talent pool by enabling your HRMS to post status updates, thus allowing your recruiter to post updates such as ‘seeking a great Finance Manager in New York City’, along with the HRMS job link.

2) Use Your Employees for Crowdsourced Recruiting

Recruiters know that motivated and successful employees are often the best source of good candidates. In the old days, that involved emailing an Excel of openings or putting it next to the coffee machine and hoping for the best. Using your HRMS turbo powers this process! You need to have an employee and manager dashboard that offers an easy link to open positions in your HRMS, as well as linking to information about referral bonuses.

Even better is when you configure your HRMS to personalize the open position list to the employee. For example, if you have an employee who is an engineer, then open positions should sort with engineering positions at the top, as employees often have friends and know former colleagues in positions similar to themselves.

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Your HRMS should allow employees to then create a referral or to refer a candidate directly from the requisition.

3) Engage Employees for Targeted Input via Discussion Functionality

Many HRMS on the market today allow you to enable discussion areas. While this can be great from a problem solving and networking perspective, it can be phenomenal for tapping into expertise. While a recruiter often knows the market and how to find candidates, for particularly difficult positions, why not allow them to go to your internal experts to seek advice: Which industry publications or professional associations should I target? Which universities specialize in this skill area?

With so much to offer; crowdsourced recruiting should be a fundamental part of any talent acquisition strategy, use these three tips to make your HRMS the perfect tool for crowdsourced recruitment.

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Heather Batyski

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Heather is an experienced HRMS analyst, consultant and manager. Having worked for companies such as Deloitte, Franklin Templeton and Oracle, Heather has first-hand experience of many HRMS solutions including Peoplesoft and Workday.

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