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Three Ways You Can Save Time and Money When Recruiting


Do you work in the public or council sector and struggle to recruit? 

If so, don’t worry!

We’re here to help you find the best recruitment solution that fits your needs and supports your team.

Local governments have recently emphasized the need for a trained, motivated, and engaged workforce that can meet the community’s changing needs. In addition to the changes in demographics and society, local governments also have to deal with changes in the workplace and different approaches to it.

Undertaking this task can seem daunting especially, with a workforce of some 1.4 million strong, with around 800 different occupations and a pay bill of approximately £22 billion a year. However, before we dive into how technology can help you it’s important we understand how we’ve arrived at this point.


How has recruitment changed over the past 10 years?

Much like legislation, technology is constantly changing. In the past decade, there have been huge leaps in software innovation, the introduction of new hiring tools, and shifts in candidate behaviour. Recruiters and HR Managers can now oversee all aspects of their hiring process – from the initial application all the way through to onboarding their new employee. 

The exponential growth of social media platforms like LinkedIn has also impacted the recruitment industry, making it infinitely easier for both public sector organisations and recruiters to identify and hire amazing talent.

As time has moved on, so had candidate habits. New mindsets and expectations have led to the recruitment industry adopting different processes and becoming increasingly candidate-centered. Organisations have responded by beginning to offer specific benefits in job adverts, using unique attraction methods and collaborative thinking to make the best hiring decisions.


Three ways technology can save time and money in the future

But what does this mean the future of recruitment and local governments?

Well, there’s no denying that the recruitment industry has changed, so it’s now up to local governments, councils and the public sector in general to look towards new or emerging technology to help solve their recruitment challenges. 


Applicant Tracking Software

An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is a software application that enables the electronic handling of your organisations recruitment requirements. An ATS can be implemented or accessed online for small, medium or large businesses, depending on the needs of your company.

Most ATS system’s can cover everything your recruitment team would require to complete their job role from candidate sourcing, talent pooling, shortlisting, vacancy management, video interviewing, onboarding and reporting – a complete end-to-end recruitment solution.

By automating your hiring processes, your reduce the amount of paperwork your tea, have to do, helping to save time and lower administrative costs. Applicant tracking systems can also save on the cost of job advertising by automatically publishing job vacancy ads to sites and finding potential candidates already ‘on file’ to contact using a talent pool.

When considering an applicant tracking system, it’s wise to bear in mind your stakeholders during the process as they will need to be given training and aware of updates. Some stakeholders might include: Hiring Managers, Marketing Departments, IT Departments and of course your candidates.

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Careers Website

A careers website can be incorporated into your company’s main corporate website or be a stand-alone website, where available jobs and careers information are displayed. Career Websites can feature a job area, as well as additional information & media designed to attract potential candidates.

Implementing branded careers website can deliver a multitude of advantages including reduction in costs, improved efficiency and internal mobility. Building your own corporate careers website can allow you the ability to manage your recruitment spend by tracking job postings and application activity effectively, leading to more results-driven advertising and better quality candidates.

If you’re looking for something with a bit more functionality, did you know your careers website can also be connected to your ATS system to allow quick job advertising & application management functionality? This combination of complete control over your recruitment process can allow your team to become more productivity, solve community challenges and deal with significant demographic and social shift within your local area.


Multi-Job Posting 

Multiple job posting and applicant tracking technology was originally designed to save recruitment companies and HR managers, time and money (and still is in many cases!) Accessed via a third party website/software platform, you can raise a job requisition within your organisation and post it quickly to jobs boards across the country.

By using a multi-job posting tool, you only need one login, you only have to build your job ad once, and you can post it to several boards with just one click, saving a lot of time and hassle.

Another bonus is you’ll receive all job applications in the same platform/software, meaning you no longer have to check multiple applications on each individual job boards for updates. 



With so many benefits and so many types of software, solutions and products to choose from it can be difficult to decide what one is best for you. Let our team at Recruitive, help you build the perfect end-to-end recruitment solution that best matches your needs.

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Recruitive offer End to End Recruitment Solutions from ATS Software, Cloud Based Recruitment Software, Onboarding Software, Media Purchasing & the Design of Careers Websites.


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