In the executive search industry, the right choice of software often underpins an efficient and effective search process. When seeking to drive productivity, there are a number of areas in which investment in the best tools can add real value to the bottom line of your business. Choosing the right software for your organisation will enhance the way you work, improve hiring outcomes and will transform the productivity of your team.
Here are 5 ways software will drive productivity:
- Ease of use
Any system is only as valuable as the information that goes into it. Software that is difficult to use will act as a barrier to adoption, resulting in poor data, reduced productivity and ultimately, money to recover. In contrast, software that is easy to use will result in full adoption and encourage collaborative working across the whole team. Within an organisation, there will undoubtedly be a range of technological capabilities from the millennial digital natives, to those that are reluctant to embrace technological change, therefore ease of use is crucial when seeking to drive productivity.
- Get more for less
The task of capturing base value data through research and from CVs is time consuming and potentially very tedious. The implementation of software that’s easy to use and makes the process of capturing, validating and categorising data from numerous sources quick and easy, will result in more structured re-usable information. In addition, the automation of data capture will save your team valuable time and will inevitably result in productivity gains.
- One set of data, many uses
Software that allows you to leverage data for multiple purposes drives real productivity. Information captured can be used for many things, and it’s crucial to think about what the data will be used for so that it’s captured in the right way. However, easy capture is only half of the challenge, investment in software that provides a simple, accurate report and the ability to search quickly and easily will allow staff to spend time on more valuable tasks. In addition, the increased transparency and insight into the performance of your business will ensure your focus is on key areas.
- A consolidated view
The search and recruitment industry is unique in many respects. There are two customers, the candidate and the client, with the key differentiator for rapid business growth being the ability to transition people between those two groups. As a result, a readily accessible, single view of your touch points with a person can be key to delivering search assignments quicker.
- A joined-up approach
Tools that provide busy stakeholders with instant visibility of key touch points with clients and candidates will ensure they are best placed to make better informed decisions and able to progress search assignments quicker. Given the global nature of executive search, business development and client management opportunities will often require the input of different offices. Intelligence held across geographically dispersed locations may be disparate and hard to leverage but investing in the right tools will allow your global teams instant access to this high value insight, promoting a more joined-up way of delivering value to your clients and candidates.
Investment in outstanding executive search software will foster a collaborative approach, enrich the quality of data held and will save your team valuable time by making data capture quicker and easier. A well implemented system allows your staff to spend more time on adding real value, resulting in better hiring outcomes and increased productivity.