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4 Ways Automation Can Improve Your Hiring Processes

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No one is a fan of paperwork or tedious, manual processes. Human resources professionals in particular can find themselves mired in forms and minutiae, which can easily detract from their primary missions of attracting, motivating, including, and rewarding great people.

Fortunately, technology is coming to the rescue. Not only do today’s HR departments benefit from feature-rich application tracking systems (ATS) and human resources information systems (HRIS), they can incorporate solutions that facilitate the candidate screening process in various ways. Here are four background search technology features every HR department should consider:
  1. Compliance. Hiring managers can enjoy the benefits of a background search system with compliance-related controls built right in. Such systems apply certain state, federal, and local compliance requirements to each screening. This helps ensure only that criminal record information which may be legally considered in an employment decision returns. Doing so in a systematic way, rather than relying on human judgment on a case-by-case basis, does more than just reduce the HR workload. It can also help provide important protections for employers in today’s litigious environment.
  2. Search data. Why re-enter candidate information when a background screening product can automatically pull this information from your ATS? This is just one feature of the full ATS integration made possible with Asurint. With our system paired with your ATS, HR professionals can request, track, and respond to background investigations from within the same familiar application. There is no need for time-consuming and error-prone data re-keying, and candidates don’t need to jump through extra hoops to facilitate their own background check. It’s a win-win for the employer and prospective employee.
  3. Adjudication. It’s now possible to apply the appropriate, position-specific hiring matrix to all candidates’ background searches in an automated manner. With products like Asurint’s Candidate Adjudication Assistant, HR teams can upload as many matrices as they need. Each time a background investigation is conducted, the results are presented with relevant issues automatically flagged. This eliminates the need to sift through every background report manually. HR teams can quickly identify the candidates meeting the job requirements, as well as ones with background check flags requiring further consideration.
  4. Instant clear. The easiest background search is one that demonstrates in near real-time that a candidate’s record is clear. Asurint has been steadily building our ability to offer such instant clear results. Our proprietary database and automation tools now cover the vast majority of U.S. jurisdictions, representing over 85% of the population. Instant clears have never been easier.
We all know that making a job offer as soon as possible increases the likelihood of securing the top candidate. Getting manual processes out of the way without compromising accuracy, thoroughness, or compliance—and, in fact, improving on each of these measures—can help increase hiring success.

This can be unfamiliar territory, however, for many HR departments. To learn more about Asurint can help streamline your hiring process, contact us today! We’re happy to walk you through the benefits.

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