When it comes to online employment portals, employers and job seekers alike are overwhelmed by the volume of choices they have. Technology associated with employment continues to grow and evolve. Choices based upon desired outcomes cost thousands of dollars to companies, but are virtually free of charge to candidates.

Trending tech

One growing trend in software as a service in this industry due to the rapidly changing pace of the candidate consumer is shorter, month-to-month commitments, or pay-per-click. The faster and easier it is to click on your phone, the more candidate applications you will receive as an employer.

Companies need to remain nimble and are less likely to make annual commitments now, because the return on the investment may or may not pay off over the entire contract cycle.

“Using an outside vendor to call and screen candidates and have them apply to a company’s listings has saved corporations thousands...”

Improving the pipeline

Another trend is to supplement internal recruiting with outsourced pipeline sourcing, to bridge the ever-widening gap created by candidate job-searching habits from the ease of applying to multiple positions via their mobile devices. Companies often select HRIS systems for accuracy in reporting, but these systems are not keeping pace with job-seeker demands. Using an outside vendor to call and screen candidates and have them apply to a company’s listings has saved corporations thousands of dollars in advertising, placement fees and man-hours sifting through unqualified resumes.

Choose your technology and vendor partners wisely. Those that are collaborative, get results, and are flexible to meet your needs are always the best. The largest company may not have the best solution, so don’t forget your SBA certified vendor lists. After all, the most important part of Human Resources is the human part.