It may be an overused phrase, but there's
no getting away from it. Technology has changed our lives. It has also affected
the way in which we apply for jobs. Gone are the days of handwritten
application forms being send off in the post. E-mail and the internet have revolutionized
the whole process.
Therefore, technology is playing a bigger
and more important part in the recruitment process than many applicants will be
aware of. The current nature of the job market means that recruiters are
swamped with hundreds of applications for every job that is advertised,
struggle through these manually can be a time consuming process. As a result,
many companies are now using CV screening software as their first line of
Recruiting and retaining the right people
to enable an organisation to grow and gain increased success places a
significant demand on any company as the time and costs associated with the
process are extremely high. However, the changing role of technology and the
increased use of social media can be used as cost effective tool to find the
right talent in an extremely competitive and turbulent business environment.
Technology has already changed the
recruitment landscape. But new technology
is always moving forward and further change is in the pipeline. Majority of
consultants recognise that their business will quickly dry up without a
continued investment in new technology. So how has technology really impacted
on this process?
The boom in the social media space has
affected many aspects of the recruitment process, recruiters no longer have to
rely on the slow paced traditional methods such as newspaper to locate and
attract qualified candidates.
The principle of job hunting is unchanged
although a lot more instantaneous. You have to constantly stay on top of the
opportunities that social media and
other technology offers. You need to take the time and commitment to find your
ideal role. Social media is your biggest ally and often your cheapest search
method and a very effective way of marketing yourself so it really does make
sense to make use of it as much as you can.
The information technology revolution has
allowed recruiters and agencies the opportunity to take the recruitment process
to another level. Social media channels have opened the landscape for platforms
such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to work. Besides growing your audience
for job postings even further, social media websites allow companies, agencies
and recruiters to;
- Head hunt via the web,
- Manage business networking,
- Manage personal or company branding
- And develop career planning.
Candidate attitudes are changing and they
are being more hands-on in their employment search by creating online CV's,
collecting online recommendations and networking online to set the stage for
companies and recruiters to approach them through these sites.
For job seekers, the increase use of
technology is making it more difficult to try and stand out in a very crowded
job market. Typical 'black and white' paper CV's are no longer good enough;
candidates are increasingly faced with competition from more sophisticated
approaches such as detailed designed PowerPoint CV presentations and candidates
promoting themselves via video on platforms like Youtube. Candidates are
competitively using digital means as a way of showing off their skills and
personality to attract employers in a way that a piece of paper never could.
need to go above and beyond the services of yester-year. Networks need to be
bigger, stronger and faster than ever before. Return on investment is vital and
recruiters need to ensure they are efficient and cost effective, at the same
time as delivering a premium service. Digital isn’t going to go away, which is
why it’s important for recruiters to use these tools, rather than view them as
With so many advancements, it can be
challenging to stay up-to-date, so the winners will be those who can currently
stay ahead of the curve while also effectively and efficiently using available
technology.So whether you are an employer, a job seeker or a specialist
media is a tried and tested and never-likely-to-be-outdated method of
building reliable professional networks that will be beneficial to you and your
business. So welcome these changes with open arms!
Are you ready to take your career to the
next level? Then look no further! Communicate Recruitment is a specialist
recruitment agency and we would love to be part of your career development. We
have Finance jobs, IT jobs, Engineering jobs, Supply Chain jobs and Freight
jobs. Visit our vacancy page and apply now!
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