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The recruitment sector is constantly evolving with the changing needs of businesses and job seekers around the world. Recruiters in every industry are hard pressed to deliver more effective results in an ever-shortening timeframe for their clients, preferably matching job seekers with employers with little to no error. This is, of course, a difficult goal to achieve.
On the other hand, business leaders want to maximize their talent acquisition dollars and allocate financial resources in the best possible way. This includes finding the best match quickly, eliminating bias, automating various processes, ensuring compliance and inclusion, and more.
Needless to say, recruiters and companies need the right tech and some great software in order to achieve these goals without wasting financial and other resources.
Here are some emerging and established technologies that are currently changing the recruitment sector for the better.
Chatbot technology has seen a steady rise in the business world over the past decade, and there’s no denying that chatbot solutions are affecting many industries in a positive way. Chatbot implementation is on the rise due to innovative, AI-driven solutions and the fact that chatbots are increasingly becoming conversational as natural language processing and machine learning systems mature.
Given the fact that recruiters can waste a lot of time on manual and menial tasks, these can be outsourced to conversational AI. The same goes for internal HR processes. Companies using applicant tracking systems can complement their hiring and onboarding processes with conversational AI to automate repetitive tasks like common queries, navigation, and more.
Companies can even use chatbots instead of live chat to answer common questions posed by future applicants and people who are interested in applying for an open position. All of this will drastically reduce hiring times and allow the recruitment and HR staff to focus on other tasks.
While conversational AI might be an emerging technology in the recruitment sector, video interviews have long been established as an efficient and effective way to manage the recruitment process remotely. It’s important to note that video interviews are here to stay, and that recruiters are increasingly leveraging virtual conferencing platforms to cut time and resource waste for recruiters, HR and applicants.
One of the drawbacks of virtual interviews, however, is the lack of employer branding. Remote applicants can have a difficult time familiarizing themselves with the brand and its culture, which is something that employers need to overcome.
It’s imperative to improve your brand image by printing brand materials for your interviews, and to use quality conferencing tools that allow you to set up your own brand banners, images, and more. These high-end tools are still being developed and we are yet to see their wide-spread adoption in the years to come.
Effective recruitment will always require that unique human element to ensure the best fit between a company and an employee. But that doesn’t mean that humans should waste time, effort, and money on repetitive processes. That’s why automation has become a big deal in the recruitment game, as it helps everyone involved to save time and money while achieving results quickly.
If you are handling recruitment internally, then you need to automate your HR services as much as possible to enable your HR experts to focus on talent assessment, hiring, and onboarding. If you are a recruiter, automating applicant assessment and selection is imperative for operational efficiency and getting the right talent to the right client at the right time.
When implemented properly, you can expect to automate:
Growth-intensive businesses like tech startups that are hiring constantly need their recruiters to be efficient and accurate in their work. After all, these companies need to acquire the right talent quickly. To achieve that, recruiters and internal HR experts need to use a shared platform to manage resources and coordinate their operations in order to ensure a smooth transition between recruitment and onboarding.
Doing this will minimize time waste and help new hires become productive team members in half the time. Pairing a resource planning tool with AI pre-screening and then automated onboarding will create a streamlined process that will minimize stress for the new employee and the HR staff.
Most importantly, however, using resource planning software is another way to minimize the risk of human error on both sides. Internally, this software can help HR staff and teams onboard the new hire with minimal setbacks, while externally the new hires would benefit by joining an organized work environment.
We all know by now that artificial intelligence is the driving force behind big data analytics, which would be impossible without AI and machine learning systems. That said, data analytics is not without cost, but given the fact that AI is becoming more accessible and affordable, companies can now make talent search and screening efficient and effective.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning systems can make workforce analytics much more efficient and affordable, which translates into recruiting, onboarding and productivity management for new hires, as well. For recruiters, leveraging AI and machine learning allows for better talent screening, but it also helps eliminate bias from the recruiting process.
Artificial intelligence can eliminate potential bias triggers from resumes and applications, allowing for a truly equal-opportunity recruiting model to come to life. AI can also help create an inclusive work environment by selecting applicants based on their skills and capabilities while ignoring their potential disabilities or impediments.
The recruitment sector relies heavily on tech solutions to deliver the best possible results to businesses and job seekers, and companies need the right tech to automate and streamline recruitment and onboarding internally. With all of that in mind, whether you are a recruiter or a business leader trying to optimize expenses and outcomes, make sure to start using these tech solutions to find the right talent for your brand.