Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

How has digitization been affecting the recruitment sector lately?

In recent years, online recruitment has become the essential part of discovering and selecting candidates for jobs or working projects for any company, without exception.

The “the digital recruiters” are extremely efficient at identifying talent and matching profiles with the job description, saving a lot of time for the employer to get to the short list with ideal candidates.

However, the digital process doesn’t stop at sorting. It can continue with online pre-interview evaluation, online interviews, tests and simulations, employment offers negotiations and contract signing.

Remote hiring made possible

Remote employees were exceptions until a couple of years ago. Today they are a major part of many businesses, depending on the company’s main activity. Job areas like consultancy, marketing, IT or HR can be fully covered by remote hiring and with newly discovered benefits for both parties. Companies reduce their fixed costs and work more efficiently. Employees benefit from a better work-life balance, feel more motivated to increase performance, and are available to accept lower wages since they have less logistics costs. All in all, a win-win receipt.

Remote hiring and remote work are mainly possible because of how developed our modern technologies are. Almost everyone has a laptop and/or a smartphone and uses them frequently – both for work or in their free time, for example for gaming. The iGaming sector is an example that benefits from those technologies. Now it is possible for every PC or mobile device user to play online blackjack in PA  and a few other states from the comfort of their home. Online casino websites like this one present a generous range of popular interactive games to beginners and more experienced players alike.

The role of technology in recruitment

The potential of IT tools developed specifically for recruitment is extremely large. Hiring companies are guided through the entire selection process with tools designed for special industries, geographical destinations, type of contract (direct hiring or contract-based collaboration). Basically, the effort of several recruitment specialists can be supported and simplified with the right technology.

At the moment, LinkedIn is the largest job advertising and recruitment platform in the whole world. In the U.S.A., the platform engages about 160 million of users, all of them professionally networking and having direct access to the jobs section. The page is a resourceful space for career building opportunities. It also allows companies to address the right candidates through fine filtering.

Based on some very recent market research, the top 10 best online platforms for small business recruitment in 2022 in the U.S.A. include, in addition to LinkedIn, names like Zoho Recruit, Freshteam, Indeed, Glassdoor, ZipRecruiter, Workable, Monster and LeverTRM.

Artificial Intelligence working for human intelligence

The technology for recruitment still presents potential for growth in the direction of more intensive use of artificial intelligence. The human resources experts are expecting that in a few years’ time, the applications for automated sorting from the pool of candidates will be so efficient that the time necessary to fill a position with the perfect candidate will be optimized to the maximum. Quality of recruitment and efficiency of the hiring process will, most certainly, result in better fit for the job and lower rates of turnover of employees.