How Has Technology Changed The Recruitment Sector

How Has Technology Changed The Recruitment Sector

Let’s paint you a picture. We have all read the story of Cinderella. Well, technology is Cinderella’s fairy godmother, so to speak, when it comes to the recruitment sector - it has truly transformed the hiring process.  From flyers and word-of-mouth resulting with interviews where resumes were handed out physically and the entire procedure was tedious but not nearly proficient enough, we have entered an age where right from the application to the interview to the closing - hiring has been simplified enormously. That said, hiring the right talent is still a difficult procedure. But recounting those challenges can be kept for the future. For now, let’s see how technology has managed to completely revolutionize the recruitment sector

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In this blog, we will discuss some aspects of the hiring process that technology has certainly played a huge part in changing for the better.

Read out to find out:

1. Technology has eliminated almost all limitations, geologically speaking

With the pandemic era ushering in the fourth industrial revolution, hybrid and remote working is on an exponential rise. Employees are statistically prone to deliver work effectively with a more flexible schedule and companies are here for it! This has made remote hiring an extremely prevalent process these days and we have technology to thank for making it feasible to hire and coordinate remote workers efficiently.

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Aside from that, technology has simplified the process of identifying and evaluating talent. Consider applicant tracking systems (ATS), which are currently all the rage among Fortune 500 organizations. Over 494 of the Fortune 500 businesses use one – that's a whopping 98.8%! It offers a number of advantages, including the ability to search through applicants, rank them, and save their files for future reference. These provide businesses with a centralized source for all of their hiring needs, allowing them to easily return and review candidates.

2. Technology breeds innovation

In the digital world, there’s but one rule - you have to keep constantly revolutionizing yourself to stay relevant. Recruiters and job seekers alike, need to learn and ace technology in order to stay relevant. Employees must continually learn new skills to stay up with quickly changing industries due to new technology, given the simplicity with which they may learn new talents. The velocity at which technology evolves necessitates a regular updating of skills, whether it's a digital marketer learning more about SEO or a developer learning new programming languages.

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Recruiters, on the other hand, are seeing new employment roles that did not exist five years ago. Because of globalization, they are also challenged to have scalable and automated operations – consider remote working as an example. There's a reason remote working is being increasingly appreciated and it is ‘cause technology is making it easier.

3. Technology provides equal opportunities for employment​

There are perks to having the whole hiring process depend on technology every step of the way - it makes for a standardized one-for-all selection process that provides all candidates the fair chance to win the job.

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The human aspect is removed using ATS and comparable tools, and it aids in valid and accurate decision making. To remove bias, some firms have even incorporated artificial intelligence (AI) into their employment process! Some organizations use AI-powered tools to entice job searchers, while others utilize AI-powered algorithms to identify in-house talent by spotting leadership skills among staff. While AI still has some faults to work out, it's a far cry from what we had back in the day, and it certainly seems promising now!

4. Technology allows for better skill assessment​

Perhaps the most important use of technology in the hiring sector, recruiters do not have to depend on credentials of the employee anymore. They can instead check, what every individual employee brings to the table, themselves.

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Recruiters may evaluate candidates faster with exam content created by specialists using assessment platforms like Kand.io. These exams can be incorporated with any company's applicant tracking system (ATS), allowing recruiters a more efficient recruiting process. These tests also inspire job candidates to continue acquiring new abilities in order to stand out from the crowd and impress recruiters even before an interview.

Bottom line

Technology is aiding companies towards having access to a larger, more diverse, and highly trained personnel pool, which can help them achieve their organizational goals, while job seekers gain new skills and benefit from a faster recruiting process.

However, the truth remains that while technology is becoming important in recruitment (and other industries) and will continue to do so in the next years, the human element of recruiting will always need to be present.

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