When you need help filling critical, skilled IT roles, the right recruiting partner makes all the difference. However, not every technical recruiting firm can deliver candidates who are truly well matched for a role. Given the complexities of today’s IT job market, how do you know if you’ve found a staffing partner that can deliver the right candidate?
Traditional Recruiting Is Subjective
Traditional hiring is hardly an objective process. We naturally form opinions about people based on everything from a person’s name to the font they choose for a resume to the outfit they wear to an interview. If you’ve ever engaged in group hiring, you know how difficult it can be to settle on a candidate, because each person sees and hears things through their own unique lens. When hiring is based on personal feelings, there is significant room for hiring mistakes. Technical recruiting agencies that rely on outdated, traditional recruiting methods are equally susceptible to unconscious bias in the talent acquisition process.
The Right Talent Acquisition Technology Improves the Hiring Process
Strong talent acquisition technology can shorten the hiring process and control costs while simultaneously improving hiring outcomes. Applicant tracking software (ATS) screens resumes and ensures applicants are evaluated based on an objective list of skills and qualifications, with absolutely no regard for things like name, age, ethnicity, gender, etc. This leads to a more diverse and qualified candidate pool.
Advancements in artificial intelligence are also allowing recruiters to predict the future success of an applicant. AI not only uses data from a candidate’s resume, but it can instantly scan data across the internet, including areas like social media websites, to make objective assessments about a candidate’s potential.
When ATS is integrated with AI, the system can do everything from reviewing resumes to selecting candidates for interviews, scheduling those interviews and communicating with them. It can even assess an unsuccessful applicant’s fitness for other roles where they may be better suited. This frees up recruiters’ time to build more connections with passive candidates, market client opportunities, conduct personal interviews and navigate the nuances of the landscape that technology can’t touch. When the best recruiters have the best technology at their fingertips, the results are better candidates, faster hires and a more controlled bottom line.
If you are looking to partner with an IT recruiting firm that utilizes the best technology to deliver strong matches, every time, contact the team at PEAK Technical Consulting today. We have a long track record of exceeding client expectations and providing exceptional talent for even the most complex projects.
PEAK Technical Consulting is a leading provider of IT and technical talent, offering contract staffing, contract-to-hire and direct hire solutions throughout the United States. With nearly fifty years of technical recruiting experience, we are committed to delivering real value to our clients by providing the resources, support and solutions they need to succeed.
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If you are looking for skilled, experienced IT professionals to help your business grow and prosper, contact the IT recruiting experts at PEAK Technical Staffing today.