A career in recruitment comes with an endless supply of routine tasks. Collecting CVs, processing application forms, responding to the candidates, having back and forth with the key decision-makers.

We could keep this list of responsibilities going forever. 

But what if we told you there’s a way to automate all of those mundane tasks? You can leverage technology to suck the boredom out of your routine. And that’s exactly what the Microsoft Power Automate tool is made for. 

Formerly known as Flow, Power Automate is a business process management software (BPMS) that can help optimize, enhance, and automate business processes. Most businesses use it to automate recurring tasks, like managing requests or saving emails, lists, and other documents.

Now you might be thinking, “What does any of that have to do with recruitment?”

What makes the tool a dream come true for recruiters is that it can help make the recruitment process as simple as reviewing a series of auto-generated user profiles.

Yes, that’s right! No more wading through endless documents to collect data on potential hires.

With the help of Microsoft Power Automate, all you have to do is take the following steps to automate the entire process:

  • Create a job application form using a tool like Microsoft Forms. Make sure your form has all questions worth considering during the hiring process. 
  • Build two websites: one with WordPress where you will add your application form and the other with SharePoint for storing data about your candidates.
  • Finally, use Microsoft Power Automate to automate a profile creation process that will create an individual profile for each candidate and store their data.

Seems pretty simple, right?

So, if you want to make your recruitment process faster, simpler, and a whole lot more convenient, download the tool here.


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Dean Da Costa

Dean Da Costa is a highly experienced and decorated staffing professional, recruiter, sourcer and manager, who also boasts outstanding experience and skills in Human Resources, Project Management, Training, and Process Improvement. He is best known for his work in the highly difficult security and mobile arena's, and the gold star winning numbers he produced. His keen insight and creation of ground breaking tools and processes, to enhance and change staffing as we know it, have proven he is a true "Staffing Thought Leader". Despite all this he remains first and foremost one of the top sourcers, staffing managers and full cycle recruiters in the industry and a true "Search Authority"