The hiring process can seem overwhelming for those in an industry with high turnover. Those in the restaurant and retail businesses are particularly familiar with high attrition rates. If you’re an HR manager and fall into one of these business sectors, you’ve most likely started your journey to automate the hiring process. Here are four critical steps to follow when implementing an automated hiring solution.
Choose an Online Applicant Tracking System
If you’re looking to take the inexpensive route and simply want to reduce paper and incomplete applications, consider choosing a paperless software solution. With the right web-based solution, your new candidates will be able to complete the application online with minimal errors. Your new candidate’s demographics data, previous job information, education history, and more, will be provided to an HR Administrator in a user-friendly format. Since the data being collected will be very similar to what’s needed for drug and background testing, an easy interface could be setup between third party vendors to automate these processes as well.
Convert Your Applicants into New Hires with an Integrated Solution
Once the hiring manager has made the final decision to bring a new employee onboard, you’ll want to be certain that your applicant data seamlessly flows into your new hire onboarding solution. Furthermore, HR software vendors should provide a fully integrated service that allows the candidate to enter their demographics data only once. In other words, data entered during the applicant session should flow into the onboarding software without the need for duplicate entry.
Select a Paperless Onboarding Solution
Any onboarding vendor worth its salt, will provide a completely paperless solution for all of the new hire forms within your organization. Policy forms, I-9 forms, W-4’s, direct deposit, and many other new hire forms should be readily available in a standard onboarding package. Once the data has been completed by the new employee, an option to print the forms or download the data should be provided.
Push Your New Hires into Payroll Seamlessly and Eliminate Data Entry
Having payroll associates enter new employee data can be very costly and inefficient. By leveraging an onboarding solution, your new employee data will be integrated into your payroll system. A simple CSV interface or API can shave many hours of time away from costly data entry and allow your payroll staff to focus on core objectives.
Efficient Hire Has an Answer
Whether your retail or restaurant business needs all of the above or an a la carte solution, Efficient Hire can help. We are able to implement our ATS, Onboarding, WOTC, or ACA solutions to help your business become more efficient. Call us today at (800) 859-7479 or you can request a personal demo.