Have you recently taken any call software vendors? You’re calling that promised the world if you just want to move from your existing software provider? Chances are that you have taken some of them, and that’s a conservative estimate. For those of you who do not have posed the question, what exactly is recruiting software based in the cloud, and how it can help recruiters?
Habits of small recruitment agency
To understand what the future holds is important to evaluate the tools used in the present. Regardless of how long the recruitment agencies have been negotiating, tend to exhibit the same reluctance to integrate modern technology in their business. Therefore it is commonplace to visit a small recruiter and witness the following;
The dependence of the cabinets and paper-based administration.
Compensating for the lack of technology by hiring specialized managers.
Slow, cumbersome response when preparing for audits.
Administrators spend valuable time correcting errors that affect the business.
While this is happening in recruitment, it is fair to consider why small agencies persist on this path. Traditionally, the cost of implementing new software or IT infrastructure has been relatively expensive, presenting a significant barrier to entry for business owners. I’ve lost count of the number of agency owners I’ve talked to appreciate the advantages of the technology, but could not take the financial risk for execution.
It would seem then that recruiters rely on the horns of a dilemma. How can recruiters save time and money, without taking unnecessary risks?
Eliminate installation costs
Early adopters within recruitment has already begun to change the way they do business. This is because software vendors recruitment featuring a modern distribution model, one that eliminates the cost of installing the technology within the business customers. This distribution model is cloud computing.
Software vendors host their own infrastructure and allow customers to remotely access the services they have subscribed to. No longer will small recruitment agencies can cite thousands of pounds to buy and set up your own server farm in the central office.
For the recruiter this is critical. The most important barrier preventing the adoption of the technology has not been eliminated; which has been vigorously swept aside.
In the business world in general, we need only look at the radical changes Adobe has made its own distribution model. They have replaced their annual development cycle of a software distribution model in the cloud, allowing customers to simply subscribe to their services every month instead of buying the software directly.
We have established that cloud computing can save time by recruiters and money, but can you really become the best friend of the recruiter during the night?