Recruitment with Digital HRMS: How Digital HRMS is the Solution to the Impact of Covid-19 on Hiring Process

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on global business. The extended lockdown in many countries has resulted in the economy moving into a recession, with many industries like travel, hospitality and aviation, suffering a huge blow. While the recession had its impact on the business operations of organisations across sectors, certain business processes were affected by another aspect of the Covid-19 pandemic – isolation and remote work. Processes of the HR department, where interpersonal interactions are of utmost importance, are being affected by the pandemic and the measures of self-isolation needed to tackle it.

Recruitment is one process that is witnessing a sea change after the onset of the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown. This is because the most important component of recruitment – face to face interactions – is no longer a viable option, at least for the time being.

Thankfully, we have new-age HR software that are designed to simplify the process of recruitment in the current scenario, by making the entire process automated and digitalized. Digital HRMS is an example of an integrated advanced HR software that is available on the Cloud as well as On-Premise, which makes it possible to access the software platform from any authorised device and from any location on the globe. So, let's have a look at how Digital HRMS can help businesses evolve their recruitment strategies and processes, as per the changing requirements of the current scenario.

Impact of the Pandemic on Recruitment

1] No possibility of face to face interviews

One of the biggest impacts of social distancing for recruitment teams, has been the inability to interact with the candidate one-to-one. Human resources and recruitment teams are all about people and so when the recruiter is not able to interact with the candidate, a gap is likely to be created.

2] An all new approach to interviews

With face to face interactions not an option anymore, recruitment teams have no option but to move the recruitment process on to a virtual platform. This calls for strong internet connectivity along with good coordination skills.

3] Less availability of candidates

At the times of crisis, it’s human tendency to prefer to stay within the comfort zone, and very few people actually take the initiative to look for a job change. Job security is another important factor to be considered here. This means even the best of candidates are not very willing to leave their current jobs, which makes it more difficult to find good talent in the current situation.

4] Regular onboarding process no longer applies

Onboarding is also a very crucial part of the recruitment process. In the current scenario, HR Teams do not have the provision for face-to-face interactions with the new hires, or introduce them to the teams right away.

How Digital HRMS Helps the Recruitment Team Implement the Necessary Changes

The changes required in the recruitment process are quite a few, and Digital HRMS can help recruitment teams incorporate the required changes seamlessly.

To begin with, Digital HRMS is an integrated HR software platform that can be accessed from any device and from any location on the planet. Hence, it can be easily used to connect with the remote candidates through the different stages of the interview process. Also, the platform is designed in a way that it keeps a track of minute details of every candidate appearing for an interview, which minimises the need for interaction.

Also, Digital HRMS has the resume parsing feature, which is an intelligent feature that automatically scans resumes of candidates and sorts them into predefined job roles. In addition to this, the Resume Bank feature provides the recruitment team with an archive of resumes to fall back on, in case there is crunch of good candidates in the job market.

Onboarding functionality of Digital HRMS automates the entire onboarding process, to offer your new hires a seamless and hassle-free onboarding experience. With the Paperless onboarding process implemented with the use of digital HRMS, it's not compulsory for the candidates to physically sign or fill the necessary documents, as the entire process is digitalized.

So, that was about the few key ways in which Digital HRMS can help your business hire the best talent even in times of remote work.

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