How Technology Has Changed HR and the Hiring Process
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In a world where technology is a part of every facet of life, it is no surprise that companies incorporate its use for hiring employees.
In light of budget constraints and personnel cuts, human resource departments are struggling to keep up with the growing demands of effectively streamlining the hiring process.
Large and small companies are taking advantage of technology to handle the increasing number of applicants.
From submitting an application to filling out the mountains of required paperwork, more companies are relying on technology to balance the workload.
Additionally, utilizing technology decreases inaccuracies because applicants input their own information.
Thanks to technology, five employees can complete the work of 10 without increased administrative costs or loss in efficiency.
Next, HR screened, tested, and interviewed applicants, which took days or even weeks.
Because of the lengthy process, second and third interviews were necessary.
Unfortunately, good candidates slipped through the cracks because the process took so long.
When prospective employees wait too long for a job offer from their dream company, they often accept their second or third job choice.
Today, applicants fill out applications, go through the screening process, and schedule interviews using technology and software that automates the process.
It is simple to attach a resume and cover letter to an online application.
Although there is no way to eliminate humans in the hiring process, technology makes the process more efficient and easier to manage and track candidate information.
- effective use of hiring personnel and lowering administrative costs
- more focus on attracting qualified employees
- shorter hiring cycles
- streamlined hiring process
Many companies use their online site to screen, test, and process applicants.
By the time a manager interviews an applicant, he or she has gone through the company’s full screening process. Managers do not waste precious time interviewing unqualified candidates.
Experts of the Human Resource Management Report agree that technology offer positive experiences for candidates and improve the budgets of financially strapped HR departments.
Human resource departments no longer have to tie up valuable resources and personnel to administer and grade tests.
When companies have to test large numbers of applicants, it is expensive.
If a company tests 100 applicants but 25 pass the test, that is only 25%.
At one time, companies saved money by using upfront testing before allowing a candidate to fill out an application.
This saved money up front, but did little to shorten the hiring process time.
Companies that use technology as much as possible to hire employees save money, simplify the process, lessen the workload on personnel, and keep administrative costs manageable.
Efficient Application Process
Automation streamlines background and reference checks once performed by humans; however, it does not eliminate human involvement but significantly reduces the workload.
Candidates can expect to see more technology used in the hiring process.
If there are questionable posts or tweets, it may bar even the most qualified candidate from getting a job.
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