How to adjust to forced digital transformation
The digital transformation for HR had started well before the onset of COVID-19, and the pandemic has only increased the pace by which companies must adjust. Recent events have highlighted the need for companies that have not started digitizing their processes to move quickly. Many proactive organizations have been working to implement technologies to drastically improve their hiring and onboarding processes over the last 20 years. What technologies have these organizations implemented that have allowed them to seamlessly maintain efficiency in their HR processes?
Streamlining HR/TA Digital Processes
Proactive organizations did not feel such a drastic change because they had already implemented technologies like resume processing, applicant tracking systems, talent management suites, assessment solutions, AI chatbots, interview debrief surveys, automated reference checking, and onboarding platforms. HR leaders who have digitized their HR processes are now able to bring more candidates into the funnel, process them faster, get a short list of candidates to hiring managers quickly, and track new hire performance over time. So we can’t help but wonder - which technologies alleviated the stress of the transition from traditional HR processes to digital practices?
Organizations have implemented HR technologies into their processes with tools such as digital reference checking, interview debrief surveys, and onboarding surveys. This has allowed them to fully adapt to the recent changes while still maintaining structured processes in their organization.
- Automated reference checking, like Checkster’s Reference Insights, is more essential than ever given court closures in jurisdictions around the world. If you are unable to perform regular criminal background checks, drug screenings, or other forms of pre-hire screening, automated reference checking allows your team to obtain the information you need to make informed decisions about your candidates in a timely manner. It will not replace a background check, but in absence of that data, reference checking is one significant safety net to protect the quality and integrity of your workforce.
- In order to maintain social distancing all interviews must be conducted remotely, and the swift change to digital interviews caught some organizations off guard and without clear processes. Even before the sudden shift to remote interviews, many organizations' methods for gathering feedback across interviewers was unstructured, inconsistent and time consuming - if done at all. Interview debrief surveys, like Checkster Interview Insights, can efficiently capture and consolidate feedback digitally from your interview panel after a remote interview, without a face to face meeting.
- Many organizations are facing the reality of onboarding new hires in a remote environment for the first time. With onboarding surveys such as Checkster’s New Hire Insights, you can gain visibility into what resources your new hires might need, as well as their performance, job satisfaction, and other important trends. New Hire Insights will give you data to develop a robust remote onboarding process of your own.
In order to effectively develop and maintain best practices for your remote hiring process, you need data. Checkster is at the forefront of helping companies make smarter and more informed people decisions, leveraging collective intelligence across a candidate’s network. We're a team that’s focused on delivering optimized, more consistent processes and at the same time providing powerful data to business leaders that can be used to make better, smarter, and more impactful talent decisions.