Companies across the world are constantly looking for ways to improve productivity in their businesses, and especially in regards to their hiring processes. The goal is to efficiently and effectively hire. Often, these processes can be rather lengthy. From the job postings, to the phone interview, subsequent interviews, background checks, employment reference checks, and final new hire paperwork can all take a great amount of time. This is time that could be better spent training employees, increasing sales, marketing products, etc.
According to TLNT, HR technology is quickly evolving. Recruiting and HR manager should expect a major shift in the hiring process over the next several years. Social media has already made a huge splash, and virtual programs could be the key to making life easier for HR professionals. As technology advances, more hiring processes may place an emphasis on virtual interviews, crowdsourcing, and embracing social media.
With all the growth of the internet and constant evolving technology, it may be expected that human resources professionals may have a lot to fear. Is it possible that technology may soon become so advanced that there will not be a need for recruiters and HR managers? In fact, the opposite is true. Although technology provides more cost-effective methods of applicant screening, tracking, and evaluating, it is not a replacement for human interaction and communication! Although one can expect a constant increase in the way technology is utilized in the field of HR, it is mean to increase productivity and efficiency. The goal is not to replace but to improve.
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