Improving Recruitment Agency Efficiency.

The old traditional way of sifting resumes from job applicants has changed significantly in the last ten years. Manually checking resumes has become a task now performed by sophisticated hiring tool technology making the entire recruitment and selection process more efficient. 


There are however, some recruitment agencies that still insist on manually checking resumes received and they potentially can make great strides in efficiency improvements by moving over to using technology tools. This sounds like an over simplified solution to achieving efficiency improvements and for some agencies this may well be the case. The latest trends have seen recruitment agencies gravitating to the use of more candidate relationship management (CRM) software systems used for attracting, engaging, and nurturing candidates. Most of these tools also allow for referrals and commission data processing too making them particularly useful for agencies. Not all recruitment agencies however, are the same with some focussing on specific industry sectors or in more senior roles and this can influence use of hiring tools 


Industry Specialisation. 

Agencies specialising in sectors where skills and qualifications are quite specific can be a great fit for tech hiring tools. This is particularly relevant in the digital tech sector where job requirements are often specified in programming languages (JavaScript or Python for example) so applying candidates either possess that skill or not. Using this logic when using hiring tools produces accurate results irrespective of the volume of applicants. For more creative professions like advertising, marketing or journalism the use of hiring tools maybe less useful because the technology cannot rely on specific skills or qualifications. Creative roles may require a higher degree of human interaction to sift resumes. 



For recruitment agencies specialising in senior C-level executive roles the use of hiring tools may be less useful because the potential target audience is much lower and resumes are therefore more likely to be reviewed manually. For agencies that focus on junior or graduate positions the use of tech hiring tools will lead to much improved efficiency because of the likely higher volume of applications that need initial screening and sifting.  


One Size Does Not Fit All. 

It’s not really possible to say that tech hiring tools will make every recruitment agency more efficient because it will depend on the sectors in which they operate. The bulk of the tools available currently do not really cater for all these differences and are mostly relying on the manual input of keywords resulting in less accurate shortlists. The next generation of tech hiring tools is moving more towards use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) which can more successfully be applied to the recruitment and selection process in a variety of industry sectors and levels of seniority. This will lead to better efficiency in all parts of the recruitment agency sector.   


One such company who are game changing the face of recruitment by providing a robust process to ensure more efficient recruitment using any channel is Hire Digital, a start-up recruitment company with a global presence that has invested heavily in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to manage the digital tech recruitment process. Their talent management software platform gives digital talent recruiters a strict criterion for posting job adverts and descriptions and their AI works in such a way that it generates a much smaller more targeted candidate list by using up to 40,000 attributes. They key to this is efficiency, recruiters spend less time generating job advertisements and trawling through hundreds of CV’s to get their shortlist, Hire Digital tech can rapidly access up to 1bn talent globally. 


Hire Digital is an AI technology with a human touch that is completely revolutionising the recruitment and selection process. It’s two times faster, 50 % cheaper and ten times more accurate than traditional hiring tech. To find out more speak to Robin Brohl at Hire Digital he is a real person and would love to engage with you and help you streamline your recruitment processes.