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5 Ways automation can enhance productivity within Executive Search

Author:, January 10, 2023/Categories: Blogs

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Automation in executive search might seem to be an off-place thing, however, if you look closely, you will find we are already using some form of automation and it is going to have deeper impact in the future. Let us eliminate the myth – automation is not replacing human beings; it is making things simpler and creating room for humans to operate more efficiently. The same goes for operations at an executive search consultant firm. Artificial intelligence and next-gen technologies assists replace old and inefficient systems and devices, with modern processes that not only enhance productivity but also enhance success.


Here's how automation can enhance recruitment within a executive search firm:

Managing candidate database

Manual entry gives room for duplicates, redundant information, errors, and mistakes. Automation can replace manual efforts and easily extract information from online resources, resumes, documents, and update records without any manual intervention. Automation can replace manual notifications and reminders and streamline a lot of the workflow processes. On one hand, this helps you maintain a well-structured database and on the other it lets you search and track candidates smoothly.


Automate interview schedules and update calendars

Everyone seems busy and it is difficult to get the candidate and the interview team to a common slot! You can now automate the process and let technology scan individual calendars and find a common slot and schedule an interview. You get automatic notifications, ensuring that no party misses the call. At the same time, it will help you keep track of all the interviews and their statuses for future reference.


Automate assessment tracking and evaluation

A lot of times, certain candidate assessments require routine or similar evaluations where no human cognitive efforts are needed. It can be a set of questions answered and anyone can match it with a given set of solutions. Give it to an automation tool to do it! You not only save time and effort but complete more tasks more efficiently


Automate report creation

One thing a lot of employees in an executive search firm might dread – extracting data and creating daily/weekly/monthly reports. Bring in automation to enhance the process. It will not only create these reports but also share them with the respective stakeholders. By now, you must have realized that automation is not replacing any human skill. It is just making lives simpler for  executives and consultants so that they can completely focus on their executive search services.

At The Taplow Group we not only help you source the best-fit for your organization’s leadership, through our executive search consultants but also train and develop them to hone their skills. To know more about our human capital search services like leadership coaching, professional hiring, management consulting, reach out to us at

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