The advancements in technology have allowed recruitment processes to shift away from traditional practices to a more modern approach. Because of this, job boards, ATS platforms, and video interviews have become standard practices used to analyze, hire, and search for the best talents. The labor market has mainly become candidate-driven, meaning recruiters and organizations are working harder to get top talent. In fact, today’s businesses use up to 24 recruiting technologies to streamline their hiring process.
If you’re looking to streamline your hiring process, here are the modern technologies you should practice:
Automation is an excellent tool that recruiters can use to streamline the process of going through stacks of paperwork, which can be daunting, repetitive, and time-consuming. Over half of talent acquisition leaders claim the most challenging part of the recruitment process is choosing the right candidates from a large applicant pool as most do it manually.
Automation tools tailored to recruiting have emerged recently, automating tasks like writing job advertisements and screening candidates.
An example is an HR applicant tracking system that helps companies streamline the application process, especially when they have many people to screen.
As data becomes more accessible, HR teams can take advantage of this to make better decisions supported by information and research. Predictive analytics, technology backed by machine learning enables organizations to use their data and those from a third-party in the decision-making process.
It’s a great technological concept that can predict employees’ future performances, allowing recruiters to optimize activities such as talent acquisition, talent pipeline planning, and job-response optimization. It gives HR teams an insight into their current workforce that can help them find top talents fitting the needs of their organization.
AR and VR
AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) are revolutionary technologies popularized by gaming phenomenons like Pokemon Go. The hiring and recruitment trade is increasingly adopting these concepts in their HR processes, such as recruiting. AR technology overlays information and virtual objects on real-world scenes in real-time by adding computer-generated graphics to the real environment.
Meanwhile, VR allows a user to immerse themselves in a different dimension. Various companies use these two technologies in their recruitment process, injecting gamification components, engaging, and motivating people digitally.
‘Gamifying’ recruitment can help HR teams improve their recruitment processes and apply a smarter and more interactive approach. For instance, ActiView offers VR technology for recruiters to gauge the candidates’ cognitive profiles in real-life simulations.
The ‘cloud’ pertains to software and services that run on the internet instead of on your computer. You can access cloud services through web browsers like Google Chrome and Firefox. It’s a crucial component of tools and technologies in the HR trade, allowing recruiters to efficiently and conveniently expand their capabilities. For instance, cloud-based operations will enable them to extend their candidate pools and conduct a more global search for qualified professionals without wasting resources.
Conducting interviews through videos is considered the best alternative to traditional interviews, reducing the needs for in-person or telephonic interviewing processes. Recruiters don’t need to arrange any meetings with potential candidates. They can send pre-recorded questions to various stakeholders that can conduct interviews even when the recruiter isn’t around.
These technological advancements have allowed recruiters to make more educated and informed decisions about using pre-employment screening during their hiring cycles, streamlining the process and ensuring they only get the best talent around. Take advantage of the technologies mentioned to make your recruitment process faster, more convenient, and better — helping you get the best individuals on the market.