In keeping with remembering the failed gunpowder plot on the Houses of Parliament, we have highlighted 5 key areas you need to also remember when you are reviewing recruitment software.
When it comes to reviewing recruitment software one of the most important decisions you will make is whether you want your new system to be server based or web based. Generally there are three options:
All three have their pros and cons but the most important thing is that you make a decision that works best for your company and the way your business works.
The best looking system may not necessarily have the best functionality. The flat, clean look is very much in at the moment. Some systems have updated their UI to match this, others have focused more on having the latest functionality.
Ideally your new system should work in line with how your business works. If you have lots of processes already in place then mapping them out and identifying your desired functionality should be relatively straightforward. If not, now is the best time to review your current business workflows and evaluate what is being done well but also identify potential areas for improvement.
At the end of the day your consultants are going to be the ones using the new recruitment system on a daily basis so it is very important that you get their buy-in.
Most software suppliers will include updates as part of your agreement with them so you will not have to pay anything extra to stay on the latest version, however some will charge – always make sure you ask.
Licensing can work in 2 ways as well:
The rationale behind this is that data is effectively owned by the consultant, as opposed to the company.
The data in your current system is your bread and butter – of course you are going to want to bring it all into the new system but there are a few things you need to take into consideration:
It has been known that some of the well-known web-based recruitment software platforms will charge you £1,000s to get a copy of your own data.
The amount you will pay is largely dependent on how many users you have. Pretty much all software suppliers will have price bands that make it cheaper per user the more users you have. There are a 2 main ways you can pay for your system which are as follows:
So in conclusion, remembering the 5 above points when reviewing your recruitment software will help you identify the right system for your business. Having the right system in place will ultimately make you more money and help your business grow.
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