Recruitment is always evolving, even more so now that we have access to so many different forms of technology in this field. The latest form of innovation has been the introduction of cloud-based software for recruitment. There are a number of firms now offering this kind of software. It offers so many advantages that it is quite clearly the future of recruitment. Here’s what you need to know about why it is the best choice going forward.
The first factor, and one that plays a heavy part in decision-making, is the cost. Generally speaking, you can save 46% of your costs by choosing a true cloud solution rather than an on-premise recruitment system. You can also save 35% of your costs over a hosted solution. This means that you can either stick to a tighter budget, or reinvest that saving in getting a more effective recruitment process in place. You could also reinvest in marketing your open positions more effectively.
When using an on-premise solution, you have to be literally right there at your desk in order to access it. With a hosted solution, you may only have access to it on the physical computers and devices that have the right software installed. With cloud recruitment, you can access the whole thing from wherever you may be, on whatever device you prefer to use. Being able to check something whilst on the commute to work or at a meeting halfway across the country is hugely convenient.
There are often limitations to what you can do with certain software. When using the cloud, however, it’s possible to scale up as much as you need. The cloud storage is infinite, and you can pay for whatever you need to use. If it’s time for an upgrade and more space, you can pay for it as and when you need. This helps you to scale your operation at a rate that suits the company best.
Fixes and updates
There’s nothing worse than hearing about a critical bug that slows or stops the system. Unless of course you’re hearing about a possible vulnerability that could let data leak. When you use other solutions, it could take weeks or months for patches and updates to become available. You will then need to take the time to install them. With cloud software, it can be rolled out to all users of the solution in a matter of minutes. What’s more, updates can be done automatically to avoid delay. This makes for a more secure environment with less chance of bugs or other issues.
Security is not an issue because of the update abilities mentioned above, so the only other thing that you need to worry about is the service going down. Because it uses the cloud, and does not rely on just one server or machine to get it going, cloud recruitment is much more reliable. You can almost guarantee that you will always be able to get access to it whenever you need it. As long as you have an internet connection, you can get into your software and view details or respond to messages instantly.
It’s clear that the cloud is growing in business use. The cloud services industry has an annual growth rate of more than 15%, and is increasingly popular for all of the reasons listed above. It’s time to get onto the cloud recruitment bandwagon. The quicker you adopt it, the quicker you can start to reap the benefits and take your recruitment to the next level.
Jessica Gust is a Marketing Assistant at Localpeek.co.uk– a new postcode finder. She is passionate about new marketing strategies, she is always eager to share her ideas through blogging.