How Much is Too Much: The Top HR Tech Mistake Made by Staffing Firms

When it comes to integrating technology into your human resources processes, you really can have too much. So, how do you tell if you have too much of a good thing? Human resources technology is supposed to make life easier for your staffing firm, but too many platforms and integrations cost you more time in the long run. Here is how to minimize tech and maximize speed.

4 Ways Staffing Firms Can Get The Most Out of HR Technology

Maintain Communication

Many staffing firms make the mistake of utilizing HR tech as a way of practically eliminating communication. This will not make things easier and can actually slow things down. Be sure you are still effectively communicating about processes and expectations.

Not only will good communication help the candidates you place better understand what they need to do, but it will also help them feel like your staffing firm well supports them. This improves their performance during their placement and greatly increases the likelihood that they will work with your staffing firm again in the future. Maintaining open communication will not only save your staffing firm time, but it can save you a lot of trouble too.

Don’t Overuse the Technology

That being said, your staffing firm can overuse the technology and really take the humanity out of human resources. In the long run, this can lead to the candidates you place feeling disconnected from the company. Feeling less connected can decrease the chances they will want to work with your staffing firm again. It can also lead to poor performance on assignments.

So, you want to be sure that the technology is being used in a way that doesn’t take away from the company culture of your staffing firm and improves the candidate experience? Assess the HR tech you are using and be sure it is actually helping the process, not hindering things.

Identify Where It Actually Saves Time

Unfortunately, new technology can actually slow your process down if it isn’t being used correctly. Take the time to train everyone on the new system and be sure everyone knows how to use the technology efficiently. Although this takes an initial time investment, it is well worth the time saved in the long run.

You should also take the time to identify when tech can actually help speed the process along and where it slows you down. For instance, if you implement a piece of technology and note that it has hindered your onboarding process, see if the tech can be improved or whether it should be removed altogether.

Try to Utilize One Platform

One of the most important things you can do is try and stick to one platform for HR tech. Many staffing firms make the mistake of implementing too many tools when it comes to onboarding, training and maintaining candidate relations.

When you are using multiple different platforms, it can muddle the entire process. Use the same platform for as many things as possible. This will limit the amount of training you have to do on the technology. It will also decrease confusion on the candidate’s part when it comes to using the tech.

Looking to Streamline Your HR Technology?

Essium has created a tech platform that can help you process and organize much of the work your HR department is doing, especially when it comes to onboarding. Visit our website to learn more about the best HR tech for your staffing firm.