The wonders of technology have paved the way for more options than ever to attract and recruit the best talent. Today, many companies opt for a data-driven approach which means hiring managers and leaders can create a clearer picture of who they need to hire. There’s a variety of tools emerging on the market, allowing companies to take a much more holistic view of the recruitment process. With so many platforms changing recruitment, it can be difficult to identify which ones present the best opportunities. So below, we’ve outlined precisely how technology has improved the recruitment process.
Streamlined recruitment process
One of the major benefits of technology in the recruitment process is that it eliminates manual effort, helping companies to strategize and improve workflow. Technology enables HR managers to automate much of the hiring process, such as repetitive tasks like matching candidates. Many organisations are facing the reality of hiring and onboarding new candidates in a remote environment. Companies are now having to be more adaptable and innovative in their recruitment. However, there’s no question that video interviewing saves time and allows easy collaboration with team members. Technology, ultimately, allows businesses to review and screen candidates much more effectively and efficiently.
Enhanced employer branding
There’s no denying the impact that technology has on a company’s employer brand. When it comes to recruitment, the employer brand is crucial for attracting the top talent, especially when you have a large pool of candidates. The employer brand is improved greatly by the presence of digital technology. For example, social media and analytics have created new opportunities for recruiters to build a unique employer brand, and establish strong relationships with candidates. With analytics dashboards, recruiters and hiring managers can assess the performance of their campaigns, and create a better experience for candidates. Investing in talent management software is an excellent way for businesses to implement a framework that allows companies to recruit new candidates, all the while growing their employer brand.
Global reach to find candidates
Technology has made it much easier for businesses to find candidates from anywhere in the world. There's now a range of platforms and professional networks, like LinkedIn that recruiters can use to find candidates with the right skills, regardless of location. With the rise of remote working in Switzerland and throughout the world, there's now much more opportunity for recruiters to find candidates globally. However, businesses must plan carefully to ensure when they hire remote employees that they maintain a consistent global culture. Using data, businesses can learn about global hiring trends which can help them decide on the best approach to take. Global hiring has transformed recruitment and technology has no doubt played a key role in this change.
Over the years, Switzerland has become a hub for artificial intelligence, establishing itself as one of Europe’s most innovative countries. There’s no surprise, then, that AI has made its way into recruitment. While in its early stages, AI has already improved performance and productivity in recruitment. For example, AI chatbots have become much more common. Many companies program chatbots to ask candidates routine questions as well as for further communication during the process. This means companies can save time on manually sending out emails to candidates. AI is also being used to screen candidates’ CVs and evaluate skills. As a result, recruiters can find the best candidates for specific roles based on data mining, allowing them to identify their potential. Finding the right balance between recruiters and technology is crucial in recruitment. While companies can rely on AI for making the hiring process more efficient, building human relationships with candidates remains key for overall engagement.
How can Swisslinx help your business?
There’s no doubt that technology has had a massive impact on recruitment. At Swisslinx, we have an outstanding team of consultants who are well-equipped with the latest technologies. Our team is dedicated to providing a quality recruitment service, and we pride ourselves on our ability to build strong relationships with clients and candidates. We recruit the best candidates into various sectors, including digital and technology, financial services and life sciences. Swisslinx has a great understanding of these different markets and can deliver the best expertise to your business. Contact us today if you would like to find out more about how we can help. We look forward to hearing from you soon.