Overall Satisfaction with SmartRecruiters
Another strength of the SmartRecruiter tool is the integration with the ads we place for positions and the ability for applicants to apply and upload resumes directly to the tool - thus beginning the process with us. I also have the ability to send correspondence to potential recruits and have all of the activity with the individual tracked and subsequently archived. This also gives us familiarity with people who may apply for a job with us but have been previously rejected for whatever reason. We then have the ability to retain our knowledge of particular individuals and gauge whether they have exhibited any growth since our last interaction with them.
- SmartRecruiters gives us the ability to link and share candidate information with the home office as well as with the other 157 Christian Brothers locations across the country.
- Uploading to specific publications is a snap and the subsequent integration with the tool for uploading resumes is excellent.
- Notifications of new candidates comes through email which enables passive monitoring even wen we do not have an active posting.
- The learning curve for SmartRecruiters can be a little difficult but there are videos and our corporate staff to help us through them.
- Finding candidates in the system can be a little challenging, Not always as intuitive as I would like.
- Getting an existing candidate that you have spoken with in the past integrated into a current posting is difficult. Needs to be easier to add an outsider to the current mix of candidates for a position.
- We have had great experience with the tool and have made choices that have resulted in good hires and long term longevity of the people we hire.
- ROI has been measured in how long we keep an individual. Our ability to attract quality individuals results in better hiring with equates to less recruiting.
- Time and efficiency in the hiring process are greatly enhanced with the integration of the job postings and subsequent management of the candidates with easy communications throughout the entire process.
The thing SmartRecruiters does is facilitate sharing of insights on a particular candidate by all members of the team; from corporate partners to individuals at our shop location who are on the hiring team. At Christian Brothers, we all work together to bring forth a particular culture and we rely on each other to help with critical decisions such as staffing. The cost of a bad hire is substantially reduced when using this tool due to the collaboration it affords us.
Some scenarios where this tool would not be as beneficial is if you are part of an organization that does not have a wide array of individuals that need to share and comment on specific candidates or hiring scenarios. However, the case can still be made that the integration gained with job postings and subsequent tracking of candidates is priceless!