Tackling recruitment challenges in your small business
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We know how difficult recruiting the right people for your team can be for small businesses – not to mention time consuming! You want to make sure you attract the best talent, but don’t want to have to spend endless time on recruitment admin when it could be better spent on growing your business.

It doesn’t help that a perfect storm of factors caused by Brexit, Covid and the Great Resignation has made recruitment more challenging than ever, with other businesses like yours also looking to grow their team in a smaller pool of applicants than there would’ve been a couple of years ago.

It’s easy when you’re busy with other things to put off recruiting, worrying about what a time sink the process could be. The risk of putting off recruitment is the impact it can have on your existing team, and ultimately your priorities and success as a business.

When your small business is under-resourced the rest of your team are stretched to cover the vacancy. This can lead to demotivation, risking more vacancies. Even once you’ve found the ideal person to fill the gap, you have to wait for them to work out their notice period – and it is becoming increasingly common for candidates to accept another offer before they’ve started with you, or even shortly after.

It makes sense to make the recruitment process as efficient as possible to ensure you aren’t missing out on the best candidates – and there are ways citrus HR can help you save time without compromising on quality and your goal of growing your team.

As a small business ourselves we know first-hand how every pair of hands helps in achieving business goals, and growing your business is an exciting time! Making the decision to recruit means you’re feeling good about the future of your business and having the right person or people on the journey with you can make all the difference.

We’ve developed an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) where at the touch of a button you can manage the entire recruitment process from the advert right through to the offer stage. The easy-to-use add-on to the citrus HR dashboard will save you heaps of time, allow you to review CVs and applications in one place, and remove the need for any paper-heavy admin. Gone are the days of shuffling through multiple CVs and cover letters!

The ATS allows you to:

  • Effortlessly keep vacancy details and relevant applicants in one place
  • Drag and drop applicants in the recruitment process at the click of a button
  • Speed up the onboarding process with handy automated emails
  • Review CVs, cover letters and other documents at ease
  • Personalise job ads based on the role, making finding the right people for your business easier than ever before
  • Switch on and off based on your recruitment needs
  • See all your recruitment activity within your citrus HR software

Being able to manage applications at a glance will speed up the process when it comes to decide who to interview, and time is of the essence in such a competitive job market. You don’t want to miss out on the best talent because you’ve had to print off CVs, review them and ultimately make decisions, not to mention if there are other people in your team helping with the recruitment process! Having all the application details in one place will save you time and remove much of the admin associated with recruitment.

Then, when you’ve made an offer the citrus HR software can help with the onboarding process too, giving you peace of mind your new starter is ready to hit the ground running and is up to speed in no time. For more tips on how to run a seamless onboarding process, check out our blog.

If you’d like to find out more about how our ATS and HR software can help you reach your business goals and support your recruitment efforts, please do get in touch with a member of our team on info@citrushr.com. Our team love talking about how our software takes the stress out of HR for our customers, and it can do the same for you!

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