We welcome SmartRecruiters to the 2018 Caterer.com People Awards. They’re sponsoring the Leadership in Recruitment, Retention & Development category, definitely one of the highlights of an already exciting evening.
Rob Symons from SmartRecruiters said, “As part of the Stepstone Group, Caterer.com are a key partner of SmartRecruiters. Their industry specific job board is an absolute pillar of the hospitality community. Coupled with SmartRecruiters Talent Acquisition Suite we hope that mutual customers will find the perfect antidote to many of the challenges faced in 2018’s recruitment landscape”
Legacy applicant tracking systems (ATS) and HR Suites are incredibly insufficient tools for organisations seeking to elevate their recruitment functions in order to better compete in today’s business landscape. “For starters, these systems are highly rigid and lack the flexibility to source and market across multiple channels, nor do they scale for organisations having multiple recruitment centres, brands or locations,” Rob explained. “They provide an incredibly poor and cumbersome user experience, resulting in high candidate drop-off rates and low engagement from hiring teams and managers because they are difficult and clunky to use. Finally, most lack modern integration capabilities, or integrate so poorly, that hiring teams are left with black holes of information, limiting visibility across recruitment centres and providing almost no actionable data for assessing KPIs or hiring metrics.”
While these systems do well at digital management and review of resumes, they fall dramatically short at delivering strategic enablement to support a modern workforce.
“Imagine a world where companies find it incredibly easy to hire great candidates, and where great candidates find it incredibly easily to express interest in the companies where they want to work,” Rob continued. “Complement this with innovative technology that renders this process seamless, efficient, transparent and collaborative. This is what we imagined when we opened our doors in 2010, and today, this is what we deliver to more than 4,000 customers around the globe.”
SmartRecruiters is exclusively focused on delivering a best-of-breed recruitment solution for customers to manage their global and local recruitment functions from one centralised, fully integrated, and highly extensible platform.
The SmartRecruiters Talent Acquisition Platform is a 100% cloud-based SaaS solution. This means there are no additional hardware or software costs for customers to use our application.
The team at SmartRecruiters know the hospitality market and are more than equipped to deal with those specific issues. “Pro-actively sourcing key roles such as Head Chefs or General Managers for high growth organisations and then providing them with a technology enabling them to effectively hire their own teams,” Rob said. “For high volume roles where inbound applications are plentiful, creating a swift and easy candidate experience can be a challenge. Once candidates have applied, ensuring this candidate experience remains high quality from beginning to end is key. Within hospitality often these same applicants can be patrons of the same establishment they’re applying to work in.”
Helping hospitality employers
The SmartRecruiters platform can be specifically tailored to suit the needs of many different industries. Rob Symons said, “Within the world of hospitality we focus our technology on being highly adaptable enabling the use of multiple – role specific hiring processes, being able organise multiple brands/franchises under one easy to administer system. Recruitment teams and Hiring Managers will be able to work together in harmony to ensure your recruitment process is streamlined and highly effective. Furthermore through its modern design, SmartRecruiters can be integrated with many other HR technologies from automated Right to Work checking providers and payroll systems to your favourite job boards like Caterer.com.”
Caterer.com People Awards shine a well-deserved light on the very best initiatives in hospitality recruitment. The shortlist for the Leadership in Recruitment, Retention & Development is:
- National Theatre Commercial Operations Department
- PPHE Hotel Group
- The Chester Grosvenor
- The Grand Brighton
The 2018 Caterer.com People Awards take place on October 1st at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge. See you there.