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What is digital recruitment and how can you get it right?

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Do you want to build the greatest team possible? Of course you do. But in the modern recruitment landscape, you have to be strategic and open-minded. That means trying out a few different strategies when it comes to your recruitment plan, such as digital recruitment, which is growing in popularity amongst employers.

In this blog, we’ll be answering many questions surrounding this topic including ‘What is digital recruitment?’ as well as providing you with the benefits of online recruitment and online recruitment tips that you can use for your business.

What is digital recruitment?

Digital recruitment refers to the use of technology to find, evaluate, attract, select, and hire individuals for open positions within your business.

What are the benefits of online recruitment?

Digital recruitment strategies have a number of advantages over traditional face-to-face strategies. The many benefits of online recruitment include:

  • Reaching a larger number of candidates: Gone are the days of relying on local job boards. Now digital recruitment allows you to post jobs on platforms like LinkedIn where you can find hundreds of prospects, instantly expanding your talent pool and increasing the chances of finding the right person for the role. 
  • Building a stronger brand: Your careers page and online presence become an extension of your employer brand. By showcasing your company culture, values, and employee testimonials, you can attract top talent who are interested in what your company has to offer beyond just the job itself.
  • Lesser environmental impact: Digital recruitment eliminates the need for paper applications resulting in a smaller carbon footprint.
  • Reduced costs: Digital recruitment is generally more budget-friendly. You can save on things like printing costs, advertising fees, and travel expenses in some circumstances.

Online recruitment tips

We understand that building the best team isn’t simple, especially when the recruitment landscape has changed and there are lots of areas to consider. With that being said, we’ve pulled together our top tips to help businesses improve their digital recruitment strategy…

Use social media to boost your brand

Roughly half of the world’s population has a social media presence, which makes social channels some of the best places to find potential candidates.

However, many businesses already know this, so you’re going to need to stand out from the crowd. You’ll need to post regular creative content that engages your audience. It might take some time to build a presence, but it will ultimately be worth it if you attract better, higher-quality candidates.

Get jobs posted in the right places

We’ve already touched upon how social media platforms are great places to find candidates, but there are a variety of other places to find quality candidates online. For example, job boards work for a lot of employers, particularly when you’re looking for a candidate with sector-specific experience and skills.

Other digital alternatives for finding candidates include online events, niche groups and forums, and professional association sites.

Finding the right place to post a job all depends on the types of candidates you’re trying to attract. But once you’ve done that research, the possibilities are endless if you go digital!

Speed up the recruitment process with our Right to Work Checks

As an employer, it’s your responsibility to carry out checks on all prospective employees. Although this is absolutely necessary, it can often be difficult and time-consuming…

Many businesses complete Right to Work Checks in-person, face-to-face, with manual checks being completed to check the validity of documents. This often causes delays in employment.

Fortunately, Right to Work Checks can also be completed online over a live video link and take as little as five minutes to complete. Our platform, built in accordance with Home Office guidelines, can safely and securely store applicant documents and check their legitimacy, ensuring your business remains compliant.

Gain an understanding of who you’re hiring

A huge part of the recruiting process involves background checks. For years, pre-employment checks have left organisations waiting weeks for results and have even been proven ineffective. But fortunately, there’s a way for background checks to be speedy & effective.

Get pre-employment screening with uCheck

Here at uCheck, we’ve made background checks simple for over 30,000 organisations just like yours. From our range of DBS Checks and Right to Work Checks to Adverse Credit and Identity Checks, we can help you confidently recruit the best talent.

But why should you choose to work with a recruitment wingman like us? You could benefit from:

  • Extra time on the clock with our speedy pre-employment checks
  • More bang for your buck by only paying for the checks you need
  • A support team that’s by your side and ready for anything

Ready to get started? We’re ready when you are. Sign up today! Why not check out our guide: ‘The hiring handbook: overcoming recruitment risks with pre-employment checks’.

Once you’ve registered your organisation with us, requesting a DBS check through our online system takes less than five minutes, and most checks are completed within 48 hours. Get in touch with us today and let us help you with your recruitment process!

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