June 17, 2021

5 Ways Eightfold Turbo-charges Candidate Engagement With Workday (part 2 of 4)

Last week, we took a look at “5 Ways Eightfold Turbo-charges Sourcing and Screening With Workday.” That was the first in a four-part series about how you can add AI to an applicant tracking system like Workday Recruiting and achieve your talent-acquisition and talent-management goals.

Now we’re going to take a look at interviewing, nurturing, and candidate engagement. Here’s how engagement improves when you pair the AI found in a talent intelligence platform with Workday Recruiting.

Scheduling: Scheduling interviews takes up a high percentage of a talent-acquisition department’s time. It is tedious and requires recruiters to switch to a separate application like Outlook or Google Calendar. Eightfold automatically prompts candidates to select an interview time, requests feedback from interviewers, and tracks the process from start to finish. Candidates get a better experience. Recruiters get time back to court candidates and act as talent advisors to managers (AirAsia cut recruiters’ coordination time by about 48 percent.)

Interviewing: The problems with interviews have been documented for decades. Interview questions don’t correlate to quality hires. Google found that they’re about as effective as a flip of a coin. With Eightfold, interviews focus on skills. The AI, for example, suggests skills that are missing or need to be validated. The interview ends up focused on a candidate’s potential for success, not their ability to be coached to answer silly questions.

Nurturing candidates: Engagement rates are typically very low with CRM systems. The scattershot, one-size-fits-all approach isn’t working. With Eightfold, recruiters deliver personalized communications at scale. They tailor messages to a candidate’s skillset; for example, a campaign to people in Atlanta with the potential to be an AI engineer. Automating drip campaigns take the work of nurturing talent off recruiters’ plates. Recruiters become more productive and efficient in their outreach. Candidates respond to the personal attention.

Stay tuned to the blog for the next two weeks, where we’ll look at career sites and the candidate experience, as well as diversity hiring. And take an in-depth look at “Augmenting Workday With Eightfold for Talent Acquisition” here.