Before the internet and email, HR departments were highly manual places, where professionals spent valuable time dealing with paper resumes, personal calls and repetitive administrative tasks, rather than dedicating their time to their companies’ most important assets: people.
The rise of technology, social recruiting, software, and online tools is rapidly changing the HR landscape and how recruiting is done. Big data, mobile apps, social media, and cloud technology are tremendously impacting how organizations recruit employees and manage their workforce.
AI helps to make smarter hiring choices
Finding qualified candidates to fill open roles continues to be a challenge for HR professionals as recruiting new hires is both time-consuming and costly. However, Automation and AI are making it easier to screen candidates to ensure that they are a great fit for the company culture.
Social media screening – a powerful tool
Social media plays an active role in the recruitment process today and according to a survey by CareerBuilder, 60% of employers look at social media accounts before making a hiring decision. Thanks to social media channels like LinkedIn or Facebook, recruiters have greater visibility into candidates than ever before.
Additionally, screening a candidate’s social media accounts value has become a critical component of background screening process. According mentioned by Jenna Chang from FinanceOnline, social media has grown so rapidly over the past few years. Social media screening has now become an essential component of a robust hiring process to ensure your hires are safe and prompt.
Diversity and Inclusion
As awareness around diversity and inclusion grows, it is becoming more important for recruiters to operate in an environment of high transparency. A report from McKinsey & Co.’s 2017 has shown that there is a positive correlation between gender and ethnically diverse workplace.
According to Meghan Biro from TalentCulture, technology gives the chance to make sure that hiring decisions are fair and helps to tackle inclusion issues. AI-powered recruitment systems used by background screening providers helps overcome implicit bias.
Global reach to find the right candidates
Technology hasn’t just made it easier to apply for jobs, it has also made it easier and faster for businesses to hire better candidates as through online recruitment platforms and integrated applicant tracking systems. The seamless integration of screening into recruitment platforms is the perfect solution for organisations to make faster, safer and smarter hires without geographical limitations.
Today, recruiters MUST leverage technology to drive value to their business. Let Sterling RISQ, the leading background and identity services provider in APAC help you.
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