Earlier this month Oleeo partnered with IHR,the largest and most engaged community for in-house recruiters in the UK, to host a roundtable on creating successful recruitment processes.
The roundtable was informed by the findings of a study, conducted by Aptitude Research and Oleeo ‘Improving Quality of Hire through Recruiting Enablement’, which revealed 63% of businesses believe that identifying and attracting quality hires is the greatest challenge they face. It also demonstrated that the use of quality data to inform recruiting decisions made businesses twice as likely to hire strong candidates.
In fact, 72% of businesses are prioritising automated recruiting decisions for the year ahead in order to meet the needs of the business and the changing expectations of candidates, recruiters, and hiring managers. Talent acquisition and HR leaders can no longer afford to rely on reactive or traditional approaches to recruitment. Participants agreed - here are some of their thoughts:
How important is data to your quest to find quality talent?
Are there better ways of harnessing data for recruiting efficiencies?
It has never been more important for companies to get their recruitment right. In a COVID world, many are operating with reduced personnel levels, roles are being redefined and to survive, let alone thrive, companies are having to innovate and cope with unprecedented levels of change. Every person hired needs to be the right person.
The roundtable helped to validate our research report and clearly shows that the use of data is critical if businesses want to find, engage and attract this very best talent. Worryingly, decision makers are either not confident in the data they have, or they are being supplied with inaccurate information which jeopardises their ability to meet the fundamental recruitment challenge their business faces.
Through a greater understanding of the data, more control over what touch points are measured, knowing what attributes a ‘top applicant’ has, and the use of Recruiting Enablement, businesses can still fight for the highest quality candidates. A huge thank you to all who participated in this roundtable discussion.