Want effective recruitment software for your small-to-medium organisation? :Essentials is the answer.
3 minutes | Posted 11 October, 2021

Regardless of whether you’re a small business or a global organisation, finding ways to save time should be one of your key business drivers. Prioritising efficiency and time-saving processes enables you to grow your business and focus on what’s really important. When it comes to effective recruitment solutions, the heavy lifting shouldn’t be heavy at all.

For small-to-medium businesses, it can be difficult to wear many hats, especially when looking for new talent. Posting job ads, engaging your talent pool, shortlisting the best talent, and contacting unsuccessful applicants are responsibilities which often fall to one person, above and beyond their regular roles and responsibilities. Implementing time saving techniques is of paramount importance for teams with limited HR resources. There should be a software suite which takes the heavy lifting out of finding and hiring the best talent. 

And there is! Scout Talent’s :Essentials package is tailor-made for small-to-medium organisations. It contains everything you need to make your recruitment processes simple and efficient. Automation is the way forward, and the :Essentials package takes much of the manual labour of recruitment away from you. Enjoy more time to focus on other priorities without sacrificing candidate care or quality. 

We know that simplicity and functionality are top priorities for small and medium organisations. When using new recruitment software, don’t spend all your time figuring out the technical backend of your CMS. That’s the beauty of :Essentials; it’s easy to use, and still offers an effective recruitment product. Let’s dig a bit deeper.

What exactly is :Essentials?

Scout Talent’s :Essentials package contains the key features you need to find and hire the best person for a role. The :Essentials package can integrate with your website and top-performing job boards, which allows you to create, edit, and post up to three job ads quickly. Simplifying the application process allows you to create a seamless candidate experience

We all have our own business processes. At Scout Talent, we believe that the tech you use should adapt to suit you, not the other way around. It’s for this reason that :Essentials helps you build a workflow that suits your personal preferences. Assign statuses and tags to applicants to help track which stage of the recruitment process they’re in. This empowers your hiring managers to identify the best candidates within minutes of receiving their applications.

Time is of the essence, and we know that communicating with your talent pool can be one of the most time consuming aspects of recruitment. :Essentials lets you communicate with your candidates with the click of a button, meaning you can spend less time crafting email templates and more time getting to know your future hires. Use pre-existing email templates embedded with your brand to send batch communications to multiple candidates at once, and let them know which stage of the recruitment process they’re currently in. 

When recruiting, you’ll encounter highly qualified candidates who might not be right for the role at the time. :Essentials allows you to create an ongoing expression of interest form, so you can start talent pooling from the second you post your first role, and helps keep the pool warm for future roles with your organisation. Plus, you can see real-time data about how your advertising channels are performing, and which channels are generating the biggest reach and most applications.

Why choose :Essentials?

Service-enabled software is the future of recruitment. Scout Talent’s :Essentials package provides small-to-medium organisations with a low-cost, easy-to-use software package to make your recruitment processes simple and efficient. 

You’ll get access to a library of system training resources to help you understand how :Essentials can help you. Our Support Centre is loaded with easily accessible information to help with any and all queries you may have. When it comes time to post your first job, you’ll know exactly how someone will go from an applicant, to a candidate, to team member. 

When advertising roles, it can be time-consuming wading through upwards of 300 applications to reduce your shortlist. :Essentials also enables users to create custom screening questions with fully automated processes to help you quickly identify top candidates in your talent pool, as well as flagging candidates who don’t meet your minimum requirements. Make it easier to shortlist a crowded field of applicants by setting response triggers behind every question. This narrows the number of applicants who end up on your shortlist without you even having to lift a finger.

Our service-enabled software allows you to post job ads, review applications, and conduct pre-interview testing, all within the one platform. It’s effective recruitment made easy.

Even in :Essentials’ simplicity, it still offers a robust recruitment process. The system only focuses on the important things, which help you find, interview, and hire the best talent. Want to book a demo? Get in touch with the Scout Talent team today.