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A Case for Online Employment Applications
CDLSuite Jun 07, 2016
Ever wondered if your business would benefit from an online employment applicaiton?
As a small business, your employees are the back bone of your business. When it comes to hiring, the recruitment process can be quite hectic, especially if you still use paper based applications. Thanks to web technology, many companies have been able to streamline the entire process with online employment applications. More than 80% of large business have migrated to online applications while there just under 30% of their smaller counterparts have similar technology. The feature that has allowed such staggering growth is the fact that your users don’t have to install anything. All they have to do is browse to the web application and start filling out the details. For those late adopters who cling to the old fashioned methods of collecting applications here are just a few of the benefits of online based applications vs. paper based applications.
Easy to Customize
Every business has unique requirements of their applicants and those requirements change on a regular basis. Capturing this varying information is important as each company’s evaluation processes also vary. While Paper based applications can be customized to suit the current needs of the company it can be very is costly and time consuming to keep paper forms in alignment with philosophies of the organization. When it comes to online employment applications, customization is very easy. Furthermore, it is less cumbersome as the changes are either made within the code or through the form builder. This allows small businesses to capture the information that is most beneficial no matter how often their hiring requirements change.
When it comes to completing paper based employee applications, applicants are bound to make mistakes. When mistakes do occur, applicants have difficulty making corrections without requiring new forms. Paper based applications are difficult to erase. Furthermore, most HR department prefer clear copies without a multitude of eraser marks and scratch outs. With web based applications, candidates are able to more easily recover from input errors. In most cases they can correct them without a trace before submitting the final application. Most online apps will even notify the user of spelling type errors. The form will even offer the correct spelling in most systems. Applicants can simply backspace to correct most typographical leaving no evidence of the error. Furthermore, applicants normally receive some sort of confirmation that their application was successfully received.
Easy to Manage
Paper based applications can be bulky to store. Consider the number of applications submitted within the US alone each year. This mountain of paper work would consume millions more trees each year just for employment applications alone were it not for the arrival of the web and web applications. Online application systems can store an infinite number of records without killing a single tree not to mention the physical space that can be allocated to other causes, or the manpower needed to manage those paper apps. Additionally, with paper based applications you are tasked with the security of that data. Paper applications contain a significant amount of private data must be disposed of properly. Online employment applications reduce the difficulty associated with protecting and disposing of paper forms. Because they take up no real space you can store them forever at little to no cost. When you do choose to dispose of them it is as simple as deleting a file. Nothing could be easier.
Smartphones and tablets have become very popular today thanks to their portability and ability to access the internet while on the go. One of the most important features of online applications is that they can be made mobile-ready and can be easily filled out on most popular devices. Online employment applications can be accessed while on the go. You can fill in the responsive form from a smartphone or tablet. More recently, you can even sign the forms electronically with a digital pen or finger. This helps to authenticate the application. An applicant, filling out an online application is much less cumbersome than paper applications. Typing is much faster than hand writing. You can fit much more content into a smaller space with online forms. The ability of the applicant to print clearly is no longer an issue with online forms. Lastly, online forms can help to manage the input of the user by require certain types and amounts be placed in each field.
Improves Your Brand
Online employment applications are professional in appearance and can be customized to improve the brand of the business. Companies can typically add their logo and name at the header of the form. A tag line can also be added to extend the message about the company’s brand. This helps to improve the credibility of the form and the company. With paper based applications this type of branding can also be added but the cost of updating paper forms is much higher.
Today, the world has become technology centric in that a majority of day to day operations are completed by some form of technology. When it comes to the recruitment process, small and medium businesses are often left behind. Many are still using paper based applications while online application technology is becoming common place for their larger competitors.
For those who can migrate to online employment applications, do so with as a matter of survival and staying relevant.
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Our professional looking applications inspire more drivers to apply the moment they see your job opportunity, and because our applications are online they can be completed and signed in minutes, even while the driver is on the go. No more waiting for drivers to download your obsolete paper application or email a resume. Our easy-fill applications give you a competitive edge when it comes to driver recruiting.
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