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The evolution of technology in the recruitment industry

Recruitment is one of the most profitable industries in the world, but it hasn’t always been as efficient as it is today

Recruitment is one of the most profitable industries in the world, but it hasn’t always been as efficient as it is today.

Advancements in technology have been improving how we recruit since the invention of the microprocessor in 1971. From the launch of Microsoft Word to the invention of the internet, technology that is now considered ‘everyday’ has played an important role in shaping the landscape of today’s recruitment industry.

To highlight these important changes and advancements, we have put together a timeline to show the links between technological advances and the evolution of the recruitment industry.

The statistics found show us how important technology has become to the recruitment process; 1 in 5 job searches on Google now come from mobile devices and 90% of all job applications are sent via email or submitted online.

The timeline also proves that some of the most important advancements have come from the adoption of cloud technology. 50% of businesses have reported increased data efficiency since adopting cloud software and this is no different for temporary recruitment agencies. The integration of cloud technology as also allowed agencies to increase efficiency and accuracy when it comes to handling everyday compliance and administration, making their working day easier and leaving more time to focus on company growth.

Take a look at this infographic from Flo Software Solutions and see how much technology has affected recruiting practices to date.

 

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