Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

4 Ways Technology Has Impacted Recruitment

In recent years, technology has impacted a growing number of industries and sectors. Read on to find out the different ways it has affected recruitment.

With technology continuing to permeate our lives in more ways than ever before, recruitment is just one of the many industries and sectors that has experienced rapid change in recent years. This is largely due to a constant stream of technological advancements that have had a lasting impression on the ways in which employees are hired and fired on a global basis. Continue reading to find out how technology has impacted recruitment.

Online job boards 

If you are looking to switch careers or are just on the hunt for a change of scenery, online recruitment platforms are, more than likely, where your search will take you. This is because they include a wide range of attractive features that can assist with the process of finding a job including job aggregators, complex algorithms, search filters, and even social networks. As a result, you can streamline the recruitment process from start to finish and find a role to suit you and your experience in a matter of minutes. For recruiters, suitable employees can also be sourced quickly and efficiently.

Mobile communication 

In today’s digital landscape, mobile communication is everywhere. As one of the fastest-growing sectors, a number of global investors are already getting involved including the the Tej Kohli Foundation, SV Angels, and Google Ventures to mention just a small number. As mobile communication continues to revolutionize the ways in which we communicate with one another on a daily basis, technology has only sped up the process. For recruiters and job seekers, it has simplified the recruitment process by enabling text messaging, internet access, video conferences, and instant messaging. With email retaining its top spot as the most common communication method for professional correspondence, this now takes place on smartphones and smart devices.

Virtual interviews

With less need for manual intervention during the recruitment process, virtual interviews are now commonplace. With no need to shell out for transport, book conference rooms, provide a suitable waiting area, and even hire an external receptionist, this can end up saving businesses a considerable amount of time and money in the long run. As virtual interviews can be organized in just a few clicks from the comfort of your own home, it is a win-win situation for both job seekers as well as employers. This is also a great option for recruiters looking for talent willing to relocate on a global basis.

Targeted job adverts

Due to a series of technological advancements, job adverts can be directed towards their intended target audience in the blink of an eye. By posting on a wide range of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, you can be confident you will find the right candidate for the position.

As technology continues to change our lives on a daily basis, whether we are aware of it or not, it has also impacted the recruitment industry in a number of ways. As a result, online job boards, mobile communication, virtual interviews, and targeted job adverts are now the norm.