5 Unexpected Ways HRMS Can Improve Your Recruitment

It doesn’t matter if you’re a big or small organization or your recruiting needs are few or many, an HRMS is a valuable weapon in the fight to attract the best talent to your organization. Are you taking full advantage of this weapon? Here are five surprising ways that your HRMS can help you in your recruitment program.

Predict the Future of Recruitment

Using your HRMS employee data, you can anticipate future retirements or promotions. By doing predictive analysis, you’ll be able to anticipate where future holes may exist in the org chart long before the hiring manager puts in a request to hire.

Pitch the Correct Salary

Current employee salaries are a good data point when planning for a new hire. HRMS recruitment modules can conduct data analysis on peer positions as well as the ones above and below your requisition. This provides you with a sanity check for the future anticipated salary.

Profile the Data of Top Performers to Design Better Candidate Profiles

How often have you heard a hiring manager say, ‘We want another employee just like Joe!’ If you analyze the data for Joe and your other top performers in your HRMS recruitment, you will be better positioned to find that needle in the haystack. By reviewing the HRMS data of top performers, you can start to find trends such as education level, area of study, years of experience, etc.

Proactively Mine Your Data for Hidden Recruitment Sources

While recruiters know about sources such as the hiring fair at the local university or the tech job fair, your HRMS data can help you to find other, lesser known hiring sources. In particular, if you analyze the sources of hired candidates, i.e. employees, this will give you a better target than if you review only the sources of candidates overall.

Look in Your Own Backyard for Candidates

A company’s best candidate can be a current employee. The issue is, either the employee does not know about the opening or the recruiter does not know the employee exists. Are you making it easy for current employees to register interest and find open positions? Solutions can range from something as simple as forwarding a weekly email of open positions to something more complex such as mining the database for employee talent. Either way, your HRMS recruitment module will be the backbone of any such efforts.

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Heather Batyski

About the author…

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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Heather Batyski