How an HR system will help you attract and retain talent

Attracting and encouraging the very best talent to join your organisation, and nurturing them through long and productive careers should be a critical part of your organisation’s overall strategy.

People are your organisation’s greatest asset. It’s an old mantra. Attracting and encouraging the very best talent to join your organisation, and nurturing them through long and productive careers should be a critical part of your organisation’s overall strategy.

 

Digital technology has an increasingly significant role to play in both the attraction and retention of your workforce. Let’s take a closer look at how.

 

Talent attraction

There are several different facets of talent attraction. You need to ensure that potential employees are aware of your organisation in the first place. Then, you need to ensure that your organisation is positioned as an employer of choice. Then, you need to ensure that potential staff members are aware of the precise opportunities within your organisation, and where they might fit.

There are various ways in which digital technology can help showcase your organisation and the roles within it to potential employees. Social media and digital marketing, for example, are major elements in positioning your organisation in a compelling way and celebrating the types of jobs you have on offer and your organisational culture.

 

Then, when you have specific jobs available, a digital HR system can make the whole process of attracting, screening and ultimately onboarding the right people far more agile and efficient. Today’s candidate market is hugely competitive, so being able to move fast is really important.

HR systems can be used to underpin an online recruitment process, posing vacancies automatically and even automating the initial candidate filtering and categorising too. Whilst human intervention will always be required at some point in the assessment and vetting process, any assistance with speeding up aspects like invitations to interview or online assessments, checking for core qualifications and providing feedback throughout is to be welcomed. 

 

Talent retention

Once a new member of staff has joined your organisation, a digital HR system can be used to create a profile which then forms the hub for a huge array of HR functions, improving both efficiencies at the business side and clarity and support at the employee side. 

Such a system can handle administrative functions like timesheets, holidays expenses, and costs smoothly and efficiently – a seemingly minor issue, perhaps, but efficiency in these areas can work wonders in terms of making employees feels supported and comfortable in their work. More pertinently, it can be used to evaluate performance immediately and over the long-term, and set and track targets, thereby helping staff members to measurably improve their skills, and giving them a tangible means of benchmarking their performance and moving up through the organisation.

 

In other words, digital HR systems enable organisations to work far more closely and in a more supportive and personal way with their staff members, guiding them through both the overall strategy and the day-to-day administration of their careers. 

At Smart IT, we recommend Odoo HR as the perfect scalable, flexible digital HR system to attract and retain the very best talent. As an open-source Human Resources Management System (HRMS), it enables you to deploy precisely the right suite of apps for managing your staff, and it grows as your business does.

To explore further how Odoo HR could help your business, get in touch with us today.