5 Ways Technology Has Changed Recruitment

Recruitment has evolved a lot in just the past decade, thanks to technological advancements that have helped recruiters find top talent and streamline processes. Innovations in recruiting have transformed the way we advertise jobs, track applicants, communicate, and interview applicants. What do we mean? Here’s an in-depth look at how technology has changed recruitment:  

  1. Online Recruitment Platforms 

Old job board websites had limited features, resembling an online version of the classified ads in a newspaper. Today, there’s a new era of job boards, and it involves online job recruitment portals that use complex algorithms, job aggregators, and social networks to simplify–yet optimize– the job-hunting process.

Not only do today’s platforms streamline things for applicants who can use filters and search boxes to find specific job postings, but they also help recruiters to curate and analyze candidates. More importantly, today’s online job boards help employers and job seekers find each other easily, opening up opportunities to interact and connect and enhance the candidate experience. 

  1. Targeted Job Posting Ads on Social Media 

Social media has taken job advertising to another level, allowing recruiters to reach the right people using social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. According to Statista, as of 2019, there were nearly 3.5 billion active social media users. Social media allows HR teams to target candidates with paid job ads, attracting people who have the specific skills and background for the role. 

  1. Mobile Communication 

The rapid evolution of mobile technology has dramatically changed how we connect with the world. Agencies have begun to focus on using mobile apps and mobile recruitment strategies to reach a wider audience. From using text messaging to interact with candidates to mobile video conference interviews, mobile technology helps keep employers in front of desirable candidates. Email remains the top channel for professional correspondence, but now 81% of people prefer to open their emails on their smartphones. 

  1. Online Interviews 

Technology allows companies to interview applicants without having them to physically come to the office. In the past, an office’s reception area would hold dozens of applicants at a time waiting their turn for an interview. With Skype and other video conferencing tools, a “face-to-face” interview is possible without the hassle of travel or long waits, offering a convenient and cost-effective way to shortlist candidates. With the ability to interview job seekers via web, employers can also reach global talent who may be willing to relocate. 

  1. Streamlined Recruitment Process 

With applicant tracking systems (ATS) and AI-powered software helping HR manage the influx of resumes they receive with each new job posting, technology enhances the recruitment process with automation and analytics. According to Career Builder, 78% of employers leverage an ATS to source talent. With today’s recruitment platforms, employers gain access to numerous networks and tools which allow resume parsing, applicant screening, and multiple job posting. Recruiters can search massive candidate databases while also having the ability to interact with applicants and schedule interviews. 

At Direqlink, we leverage technology to help you save time and money by giving you the ability to manage candidate submissions with the click of a button and communicate efficiently to schedule interviews and share feedback. Feel free to contact us today to find out how we can help you hire the perfect candidate.