It is no secret that in past years recruitment technology trends were changing how traditional HR processes were being conducted. Prior to the pandemic however, they were primarily a way to enable the final decisions in hiring rather than being the only way to decide.
While employers need to understand especially now in an ever-tightening market retention is key, adoption of technology is essential not only for current companies navigating a work from home landscape, but a hiring from home landscape also has entered the scene.
Andre Belmonte, VP of Sales at Gray Peak Hire recently discussed the following 6 emerging trends to be on top of and consider how you are utilizing in your company or as a recruiter helping your clients navigate. Regarding companies using emergency technology:
- They are leveraging big data to implement evidence-based talent acquisition, retention, and performance measuring that improves decision-making and the development of success metrics.
- The development of mobile apps that increase access to company resources anytime and from anywhere an internet access point is available. This is a crucial millennial demographic demand for both schedule flexibility and WFH communication connectivity.
- The technology to connect via social media to both employees and the global talent pool is a critical tool to have in the HR toolbox. From the talent acquisition point of view, it exposes the company to a much larger talent pool that is also a driver for developing remote working policies.
- Connectivity and communication using cloud and SaaS technology is a foundational cornerstone for any company in modern times. It allows employees a means to do work from anywhere, anytime, and enables WFH capability. For talent acquisition, it will enable HR to develop recruitment programs that leverage the critical corporate competitive advantages to acquire frontline talent.
- Technology advantages are also gained by potential employees that bring their knowledge of tech to bear in configuring a WFH tech stack that works for both the company and the WFH employee. In addition to the tech advantages, it also provides the company with a cost-effective means to hire new people.
- Wearable technology is both a blessing and a curse, but an inevitable requirement for companies to pay attention to. In 2020, the number of wearables that will enter the modern work environment, WFH, or office, will grow to seventy million. This tech comes with security risks and well as communication advantages. The proper protocols will have to be put in place to protect the integrity of company computer resources.
All of this changing landscape has forced recruiters to adapt as well. What challenges are you facing recruiting new talent?