4 HR Tools that Save Your Team Time

Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP

January 29 2020

If you’re like most HR professionals, you’re busy from the time you sit down at your desk to when you pack up for the day. HR handles everything from recruiting and hiring to managing employee welfare. If your Human Resources team is hard-pressed to manage your current workload, consider some of these HR time saving techniques.

1.Resume Analysis Tech

One of the most time-consuming aspects of an HR professional’s day is reviewing resumes, so HR time saving technique #1 is improving this process. Companies looking to hire new talent can receive hundreds or thousands of submissions a day. No one wants to let the qualified candidates slip through the cracks but reviewing that many resumes can be a time sink that some departments just can’t afford. The solution? Utilize resume analysis technology to streamline your hiring process.

Resume parsing technology has been integrated into Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to aid HR professionals in finding their ideal candidates. These systems scan resumes for keywords, skills, and relevant experience and score them based on the criteria set by HR. Resumes that score highly are forwarded on to HR managers for further review. This helps filter out weaker resumes quickly while still allowing qualified candidates to pass through to the next stage of the hiring process.

Resume analysis technology can be a double-edged sword, as automation may overlook candidates that don’t utilize the keywords HR chooses to parse for. If you choose to use this technology, be sure to select terminology that candidates will likely put on their resumes to ensure quality talent doesn’t slip through the cracks. Remember: your resume analysis technology is only as accurate as you are!

2. Integrated Background Screening

Background screening is HR time saving technique number two. Bringing on new employees always creates a certain amount of risk for businesses. In order to mitigate this risk, 3 out of 4 businesses utilize background checks to ensure a new hire will be the right fit for them. You could save your department time and money by finding an integrated background check solution. Many HR tech systems allow for integration with multiple systems and service vendors in order to meet the specific needs of each business.

By connecting your background screening program to your existing ATS, HR professionals create a seamless hiring process from the first job ad you post to pre-hire employment screening. InfoMart, for example, can integrate with any ATS on the market.

3. Identity Screening and Onboarding Tech

Biometric identity screening is everywhere these days, from banking apps to background screening. These tools utilize complex facial recognition technology to verify a user’s identity. What most businesses don’t realize is that this tech can be used to speed up their onboarding processes. One of the first steps HR departments take when screening a candidate is verifying that they are who they say they are; biometric identity screening makes this simple for both businesses and their new hires. Improve your screening process by implementing this HR time saving technique.

ASAP ID, InfoMart’s biometric screening and onboarding tool, allows candidates to verify their identity right from their phones. Users simply take a selfie and a photo of a government-issued ID. ASAP ID then ensures that the pictures match and verifies the identification is legitimate. The added benefit of ASAP ID is that it populates the background check request with these verified identifiers – improving accuracy and speeding up onboarding. This saves HR managers valuable time and allows the candidate to move on to the next stage of the onboarding process without delay.

4. Talent Analytics

Talent analytics, sometimes called people analytics, are criminally underutilized by today’s companies but it’s actually an HR time saving technique. As you likely already know, many aspects of recruitment and hiring have been improved by automation. The great thing about talent analytics is that it can check off almost every item on a busy HR manager’s to-do list.

Talent analytics have a variety of uses. Hiring analytics, for example, can eliminate bias in the hiring process by utilizing AI to objectively determine which candidate is the best fit for the role. Feedback analytics are used to examine current employees, their skills, and current performance. This can help team leaders and managers identify underutilized talents or improve identified weaknesses.

Finally, optimization analytics take all that data and use it to tell you what skill sets and talents your business is missing. The potential is limitless, and HR departments are finding new ways to utilize talent analytics every day.


Ready to make a change to your hiring process? InfoMart is here to save your team time with integrated, streamlined background screening processes and the latest identity technology. Learn more about how InfoMart does background checks differently.

About Tammy Cohen

Tammy Cohen, an industry pioneer and expert in identity and employment screening, founded InfoMart 30 years ago. Deemed the “Queen of Screen,” she’s been a force behind industry-leading innovations. She was most recently the first-to-market with a fully compliant sanctions search, as well as a suite of identity services that modernizes talent onboarding. Tammy revolutionized the screening industry when she stepped into the field, developing the first client-facing application and a due diligence criminal search that has since become standard for all background screening companies. Cohen has received national awards and honors for her business and civic involvement, including Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top 25 Women-Owned Firms in Atlanta, Enterprising Women Magazine’s Enterprising Women of the Year award, the YWCA of Northwest Georgia’s Kathryn Woods Racial Justice Award, and a commendation in the 152nd Congressional Record. To learn more about Tammy, visit

About InfoMart

InfoMart has been revolutionizing the global background and identity screening industry for 30 years, providing businesses the information they need to make informed hiring decisions. They develop innovative technology that modernizes talent onboarding, including a first-to-market biometric identity authentication application and a verified sanctions search. The WBENC-certified company is a founding member of the Professional Background Screening Association, and they have achieved PBSA accreditation in recognition of their consistent business practices and commitment to compliance with the FCRA. The company is dedicated to customer service, speed, and accuracy, and it has been recognized for its success, workplace culture, and corporate citizenship with over 45 industry awards. To Get the Whole Story on InfoMart, please visit, follow @InfoMartUSA, or call (770) 984-2727.

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