3 Tips For HRIS Recruitment

Implementation and use of a HRIS system requires specialist knowledge. Whilst knowledge on ResourceLink or iTrent systems might come from training or experience, it's your job as a hiring manager to hire the experts into a company. How is this done? Through HRIS recruitment advertising!

3 Tips for HRIS Recruitment

​What’s the best way to go about this? How do you find the right ResourceLink or iTrent candidate? And what should you be looking for? Here's our top tips on HRIS recruitment...

1. Spend More Time on Your Job Description

Far too often, a job description is something thrown down in a hurry or even copied from a listing made by a competitor after being found online. Even in companies that make a point of writing their own, it can be treated as a chore to dash through.

The theory behind this is simple. The new employee or contractor should be experienced enough to do the job, but otherwise should be available as readily as possible. Therefore, a job description consists of bullet points requiring years of experience with two to three essentials, a few notes about the commute (if any), and a quick listing of business perks has become the standard.

There are two big problems with this strategy. The first is that it will usually be missing other factors which are almost as important or actually as important as the ones on the advert. If you’re looking for an iTrent developer, they need to know iTrent, but you’ll want them also to be familiar with any iTrent systems you might need to integrate. You may need familiarity with your business field.

It’s better that these factors be listed than left to chance. It will make screening candidates much more efficient.

The other issue is that these generic job descriptions do nothing to stand out from the crowd. They won’t win any new attention, and that may mean losing out on the best ResourceLink or iTrent candidates in the market as they look for something special. For example, what are your offerings? Are they attractive to the talent pool you're trying to source from? Highlighting the key selling points of the role is key.

2. Advertise in the Right Places

Since we’ve brought up how difficult screening candidates can be, let’s get something else out on the table. Any job posting will always get some amount of unqualified or otherwise inappropriate candidates applying. For many roles, this isn’t a big issue; for roles in the HRIS field (such as ResourceLink), legitimate applications can be completely swamped and impossible to find.

Advertising on the big job boards is therefore a risk. Instead, consider reaching out through modern avenues; specialist boards, recruitment forums, LinkedIn, or through recruiters with a genuine focus in your area.

That last one can be even more effective – why should you be sorting through unqualified candidates to make your shortlist when you can let your recruiter do it?

3. Shortlisting is a Skill

Finding the right candidates can take some time, especially if it has to be done by interviewing all of them. Boiling down a list of qualified candidates to those who also match with company culture and outlook is a major additional challenge. It requires, as well as a review of their CV, at minimum a phone call to pre-screen them, and often an in-depth conversation that might not be out of place being described as an interview.

This also requires someone who understands the process inside and out. Ultimately, shortlisting candidates is a valuable skill, and in HRIS recruitment knowing every question to ask is another skill all its own.

ResourceLink & iTrent Recruitment Specialists

Contact our HRIS team to find out how we are best placed to help you in your search for HRIS specialists. In these discussion, we talk through recruitment requirement in more detail, as well as getting a more detailed breakdown of the job role to help you find the people you need.

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