From professional networking sites and job boards to online applicant systems, technology has revolutionized recruitment profoundly changing how employers and recruiters find potential candidates. But, while technology can offer easy solutions, it often has a way of creating new problems in the process.
The new AI-powered systems can do a great job sorting through candidates, but the risk is that non-traditional candidates or candidates with unusual experience that might be a very good fit could fall through the rules-based system, even one that learns and improves with ‘experience’.
Mobile technology advancements allow a whole different medium for HR practices and interactions. Establishing a cloud-based system at an office will clean up all the files, documents and paperwork while still serving the same purpose and offering more.
Imagine not having to write an email to HR every time you have a question regarding your payment or something of that sort; instead, you log on to a mobile HR application/portal where all that information is available.
Furthermore, you can use the same portal to request for a leave, update personal info and what not. A cloud-based platform will allow employees to access their information individually and more readily than ever before.
While applicant tracking systems might be the most obvious way technology has impacted recruitment, it has changed far more behind the scenes. Let’s have a look at another great impact technology has caused on conventional recruitment.
More data is not always a good thing, more data means more confusion and because it is so valuable to recruitment, businesses cant get enough of big data. It can at times, be misleading and ignore the real issue. As time passes, these technologies are getting smarter and more complex to handle.
Big Data, when combined with other technologies can prove to be extremely beneficial for and provide tremendous insight to HR professionals. It allows them to make decisions backed by concrete (fact-based) information and more efficient processes.
That’s why hiring a data scientist or analyst is a good idea as they can help make sense of the information, and to maintain the software and hardware used to collect and store the data. Otherwise, businesses run the risk of finding themselves with more data than they know what to do with, which can create more chaos and waste resources.
Written by DFGR Research Team
DFGR is a specialist Recruitment & Executive Search firm that solely focuses in the Digital Forensics & Cyber Security, IT Risk, Intelligence Insights & Analytics and Corporate Investigations space.
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