How Automation Curbs Stress & Boosts Performance for Recruiters

Prevent recruiter burnout by automating repetitive tasks

May 20, 2021

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Multiple open positions for specialized roles. Incomplete LinkedIn profiles. Candidates that don’t answer emails. The list of challenges a recruiter faces each day goes on and on, and in today’s competitive landscape, finding the right (interested) people for the job feels like a Herculean, yet highly repetitive, task.

As the saying goes, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. It can lead to burnout among recruiters, which can have long-lasting effects on the individual and the organization.

So how can you prevent or eliminate recruiter burnout?

Incorporating automation into your hiring process can help prevent burnout in the following major ways:

Increase efficiency. 💪

On average, talent acquisition professionals spend nearly one-third of their workweek — about 13 hours — sourcing candidates for a single role. Incorporating automation into your sourcing process means much less time sifting through hundreds of unqualified or uninterested candidates, and much more time focused on creating a positive experience for qualified, interested candidates.

With candidate information automatically pulled in for you, automated recruiting through Fetcher also means you’ll stress less about tracking down social media links or making data entry errors because you’re rushing or dealing with screen fatigue.

> Takeaway: Spend just 1-2 hours a week sourcing with automation vs. 13 hours with manual sourcing.

Save your organization money. 🤑

Market studies have revealed that the average job vacancy costs an organization $500 for every day it remains unfilled. Because automated recruiting allows you to be actively hiring for multiple positions at once, you’ll shorten the hire time and lower the cost-of-vacancy.

For roles that are difficult to fill (like software developers), the average time to hire is already between 90-120 days. Fetcher’s automated recruiting platform has the potential to save your company at least $45,000, when you consider that your organization could be losing $500 a day for 90+ days!

> Takeaway: Shorten your time to hire with recruiting automation, saving your company up to $45,000 in cost-of-vacancy dollars.

Understand the impact of your work quickly. 📈

There’s nothing more stressful than having to collect data last minute for your hiring manager or executive team. Recruiting platforms like Fetcher have built-in analytics so measuring your performance is as easy as logging in and sharing your metrics.

You’ll spend less time collecting information, and more time drawing insights that you can use to make improvements to your processes, along with educated recommendations for your team.

> Takeaway: With built-in, real-time analytics, spend less time collecting metrics and more time improving processes based on the data at hand.

Devote more time to what you’re passionate about. 🤝

Most recruiters got into the field because they enjoy working with others, forming relationships, and connecting people with the right opportunities. Initial candidate outreach doesn’t fulfill these passions, and is another time-consuming aspect of a recruiter’s job that can be streamlined through automation.

With recruiting automation software like Fetcher, you can add candidates to an outreach email series with just a few clicks. And you don’t have to worry about searching your inbox for whether a candidate responded; Fetcher will keep track of that for you. That leaves more time for the more meaningful parts of hiring, like engaging with candidates and ensuring they have a positive first impression of your company.

> Takeaway: Incorporating a recruitment automation platform into your tech stack makes the lives of recruiters easier and their repetitive tasks more streamlined, which in turn leads to hiring successes for the organization as a whole.

If you’d like to see how Fetcher can benefit you, schedule a free demo withour team today!

About Fetcher

At Fetcher, our mission is to introduce companies to the people who will help them change the world. Our full-service, recruiting automation platform automates those repetitive, top-of-funnel tasks, so you can focus more on candidate engagement & team collaboration. Simplify Sourcing. Optimize Outreach. Hire Top Talent. Learn more at

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