The Future of Recruitment Software

By: Together Abroad 30-11-2017 9:35 PM
Categories: ** HR daily news, ** HR Strategy,

Ask hiring managers about the main challenges facing businesses today, and the chances are they will mention recruitment. Technology has advanced to the point where digital is the transformative domain when it comes to recruiting talent. Automation, and the rise of sites such as LinkedIn and online job boards, has moved from being a supplementary to a traditional form of recruitment (such as newspaper ad space) to almost a total dominance of the recruitment industry. This change has brought with it a plethora of new HR recruitment software, to the point where it may be overwhelming to some businesses. Knowing how to navigate this complex landscape to ensure your company has the right HR recruitment software is therefore vital.

Talent acquisition has always been a big challenge for companies. Deciding on the best method to recruit the right people has been a major headache for HR departments around the world. From making use of networks to verifying references, all on a budget and with deadlines, recruitment efficiency has always been at a premium. Software companies have tried to adjust their products, including recruitment software, for these markets.
SelectHub provides a comprehensive guide for HRM (Human Resources Management) software. Examples include BambooHR for small and midsized businesses, and Lumesse, which provides an integrated talent management system.

Among the predicted changes in the recruitment business, which many of the aforementioned software packages aim to address, is automating talent sourcing, using AI (Artificial Intelligence) for candidate screening, video conferencing for interviews, and analytics to aid the decision to make a job offer. Of particular importance is the role of AI, where prediction is increasingly becoming better suited to machines with access to vast amounts of data. Such forms of automation already exist, with sites such as LinkedIn developing outreach systems to passive candidates on behalf of companies.

In tandem with this trend towards software recruitment packages that make life easier for HR departments is one that emphasises the importance of the candidate experience. Joris Luijke,
who writes for the Culture Hacking blog, suggests using candidate satisfaction surveys at the end of the hiring process, which measure how candidates felt during the process. The resulting data allows a company to judge how its recruiting method is perceived.

Technological change has irrevocably changed the recruitment process. Companies have started the move towards automating processes for hiring. Such processes require tailored recruitment software that is right for the company. A large company will obviously have different priorities (and resources) than a small or medium sized company. The long list of software packages aimed at recruitment (and much else besides) therefore needs to be carefully researched to find the best one for your company. The shift in HR technology is profoundly changing how companies relate to their workers, and it is important to be at the cutting edge in this ever more technical age.


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