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Article sponsored by: Accurate

Where have all the candidates gone?

The job market is booming with jobs but not enough candidates to fill them. The candidate mindset is changing; they are more empowered and re-imagining the definition of the employee.

In this candidate-centric market, how can you reduce candidate drop-off?

1. Automate the recruitment process

Automating your recruitment process starts with job advertisements and applicant tracking and continues all the way through hiring. From candidate sourcing to background checks, automation technology can help keep top talent engaged throughout the entire process.

Recruitment automation helps to automate the candidate journey from application to interview scheduling.

According to Harver, recruiting automation can help increase productivity, improve your quality of hire, enhance the candidate experience, create bias-free hiring, and reduce time to hire.

Creating a notable first impression for the candidate instills value, allowing you to develop a positive and engaging relationship, where they grow from candidate to employee. How can you build upon this relationship and reduce candidate drop-off along the way?

2. Eliminate roadblocks

There are several stages at which the candidate drops off. Online applications and background checks are just a few notable places the candidate may abandon the hiring process.

Complicated and lengthy processes, lack of communication, duplicate data entry, and paper-driven steps are some of the noteworthy reasons job seekers drop out of the hiring process. Antiquated drug screening and background check processes can also cause timely delays during onboarding and increase time to hire.

By expediting processes and streamlining workflows you can work towards eliminating these roadblocks and keep your candidates happy and engaged throughout the entire process.

3. Don’t forget about background screening

The candidate journey has multiple touchpoints, and the background check is one of many crucial steps along the way. Companies who fail to view background screening as a vital piece of the candidate journey risk losing candidates due to increased time to hire and incorrect or incomplete background checks.

Ensuring integration and automation of the background screening process is critical. A seamless workflow will go beyond integrating your background check provider into your tech stack. It will include the behind-the-scenes automation of the background screening process needed to help reduce candidate drop-off.

4. Identify the automated layers of your screening provider

Many background check providers claim to offer layers of automation through products, solutions, and integrations. Companies like Accurate Background automate leading features of the screening process that, in turn, help reduce candidate drop-off rates by minimizing duplicate data entry, decreasing turnaround times, providing accurate reports, and delivering automated, streamlined workflows.

Results, workflows, and settings are just a few of the places where automation occurs in the Accurate screening process.

Automated adjudication

When you have multiple positions you are filling, flagging reports for review with role-based settings will help to reduce the lengthy approval process. With Accurate’s automated adjudication tools, staffing firms can configure settings for every position – creating efficiency while adhering to the responsibilities of the job role.

Automated court results

Automating court records can significantly reduce turnaround time and improve accuracy when conducting criminal background checks. Accurate offers access to over 2,500 federal, state, and local courthouses. AccurateAxis technology automates over 85% of background checks delivering speed and efficiency to the hiring process.

Comprehensive, automated searches

Background checks are only as good as the data that supports them. When it comes to criminal background checks, the location services that power them are critical. AccurateReach technology offers an automated process that combines AI and proprietary algorithms to extend the scope of regular background checks by rapidly searching thousands of criminal history and location-based data sources as they become available, providing a more complete, robust candidate profile with a high accuracy rate.

Automated workflows

Automated workflows that are integrated with your ATS, like Bullhorn, can streamline the candidate experience, increasing efficiency with a real-time exchange and single interface for brand consistency. Automated, integrated workflows provide a sole source of truth for data, eliminating the need for the candidate to enter duplicate data and documentation, saving both you and the candidate time and resources.

Dynamic data and document collection

Automating data collection saves your recruiters and candidates time and reduces duplicate data. Accurate, offers a mobile-optimized document collection service to coordinate the collection of documents and data directly from the candidate– reacting to the candidate’s input in real-time on the mobile platform. The platform proactively automates international forms based on the candidate’s address history as it is being entered into the system, reducing the back and forth of documents in the process. For example, if a candidate has lived in a different country, Accurate will automatically request all the required pieces of information and documents required to run that criminal background check, in that country, wherever legally available.

Rule-based compliance engine

Accurate’s comprehensive bundle of compliance-based technology not only helps to mitigate your hiring risk but also adds value with a 360 view of regulatory changes that can be adjusted and automated as needed to accommodate processing and operational consistency. Based on job location and/or candidate location, Accurate automatically sends a timestamped auto form delivery with disclosure and authorization forms during the registration process for easy compliance review. Rules can be configured not only at the job or candidate location level, but also based on specific checks and job roles, helping your organization quickly and efficiently collect documents.

5. Develop integrated partnerships

What if all the pain points of the candidate drop-off could be alleviated by a network of integrated partners?

In this new future of work, staffing firms must capture a diverse workforce composition. To compete they must deploy platform-related work capabilities that support the digital talent marketplace. These platforms facilitate automation and can integrate with your tech stack to reduce candidate drop-off rates.

Staffing firms that strategically build their network of integrated partners focused on the candidate experience have a greater survival rate versus those that are slow to integrate and adopt new technologies.

6. Make an investment

Investing in automation is an investment in the candidate’s experience. Automation can help you reduce candidate drop-off, improve your quality of hires, reduce overhead, and increase engagement – delivering a better candidate experience overall.

Join Accurate Background as we invest in automation technology that supports the candidate experience and helps staffing firms deliver top talent ahead of the competition.

For more information on Staffing Background Checks, click here or contact one of our experts today to find out how we can automate your screening process.