High volume hiring situations — such as for factory work, call centers, or even restaurants – or other situations requiring the rapid addition of staff members (such as the Patent Office hiring 1200 patent attorneys in one year) — often require quick hiring processes that can only be achieved through automation. However, mass hiring comes with its own set of challenges, which can be met if the right AI software is utilized.

Why Do Companies Mass Hire?

Many businesses can retain their employees easily and have the same workers for years. However, some businesses naturally have a high turnover rate. Whether it’s due to an expansion of business, stressful work environment, boredom, a low wage, or the very nature of the work itself, some companies must constantly replace high numbers of employees.

Companies with high turnover rates must have access to the most efficient solution to help with their mass hiring process. In the past, businesses relied on several members of a recruitment team to search through resumes and weed through candidates, but this often meant varied results between one hiring manager and another.

Automated recruitment systems, such as those that use artificial intelligence and/or IVR technology, not only reduce the number of HR employees required to monitor and run the software, they create parallel and consistent results across the board, so each new hire is as near-perfect fit as the labor market provides.

Challenges in High Volume Hiring

Mass hiring comes with its own set of challenges that each company must face and overcome. Speed is a major issue, because sorting through hundreds of applications takes patience and time. Hiring managers often begin to grow blind to the content they are reviewing and may try to cut corners to speed up the process, but this only results in missing out on good hires, or worse, hiring bad candidates.

That brings us to the problem of hiring quality candidates. When mass hiring, recruiters are faced with what seems like a never-ending supply of applicants. Reviewing all of the information attached to each application — education, work history, skills, and so on — can become a tedious task. Hiring managers can easily lose focus and, unfortunately, become biased. They tend to fixate on sheer quantity and overlook quality, an action which could increase turnover.

A major issue that comes with hiring the wrong person is the cost – both the financial cost and the time it involves. When you hire poorly-matched applicants, you spend time and money trying to make the situation work. Then there are the financial and time-consuming costs of replacing that individual with someone capable of filling the role.

Mass hiring can be a frustrating process for everyone involved. Candidates may feel that they are just a number among many resumes being fed through a machine. Hiring managers may feel overwhelmed, understaffed, and improperly prepared to handle the job assigned to them. Using an automated system speeds everything up and, when done right, makes the whole process painless for both employer and candidates. If some form of automation is used, hundreds of interviews can be conducted at the same time – without interruption and in a single candidate engagement.

Benefits of Using Automation for High Volume Hiring

Using fully functional AI software for mass hiring eases the process for both candidates and hiring managers. Choose a system that offers at least the following benefits for your business:

      1. Candidates are automatically screened.
        Technology can take over the entire screening process, removing it from the recruiters’ hands. Not only does this improve the speed of the recruitment process, but it also improves the consistency of candidates chosen.
      2. Personality, culture, and values are all identified.
        It’s difficult to ascertain a candidate’s personality by reading a resume, but top recruitment software uses direct questioning and metrics to uncover not only knowledge, experience, and skill, but also personality, cultural fit, and values of each candidate.
      3. The screening process is fast and effective.
        SaaS (software as a service) that provides an automated ranking system finds the right candidates quickly, saving you and your hiring team time and money. And since it’s automated, it should also be unbiased (if done correctly), allowing your HR staff the ability to make the right hiring decisions the first time. Reports and analytics generated by the system can monitor in real time conformance to various hiring standards and goals.
      4. Expertise is verified.
        Top AI recruiting software can test candidates through job samples and mini-simulations. When candidates are required to perform critical, job-related tasks and behavioral situations, it becomes easier to make a hiring decision.
      5. The software is flexible and scalable.
        The best software can be flexible enough to integrate with tools your hiring team is already using while scalable enough to meet your hiring needs, whether you’re looking to interview ten candidates or 10,000 candidates.

      When your company is involved in mass-hiring practices, whether it’s because of a sudden increase in your employee needs or due to turnover problems, you’ll want to look into a hiring platform that is automated. Choose recruiting software that features the above benefits and you’ll find that mass hiring is not as difficult as it used to be.

      To learn more about HRMC Acclaim, and how your organization can benefit from a more robust talent acquisition process, schedule your free demo today to learn more.

      Ron Selewach

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