Modern HR, or human resource management, has changed fundamentally over the past few years. More attention is being given to advanced software and applications aimed at increasing the efficiency of the recruitment process and improving the HR department operations. Find out how modern technologies support the employee recruitment process
Tools, applications and new technologies today affect almost every element of the HR department. From attracting potential candidates, their employment and training, to retaining the best of them. It all seems to require complex applications to filter CVs, add support to job interviews, and even help build career paths for particular employees.
Therefore it is important to keep up with key changes in the HR technology sector. Technology introduces a pioneering and unique approach to the organisation of employee tasks, simultaneously improving their capabilities. These aspects are crucial for the future of many companies.
Technology for HR
Technology has redefined the role of HR, all over the world. In a few years it has gone from an administrative unit to becoming a strategic partner in the company development process.
A survey conducted in the USA in 2018 indicated that 77% of HR industry leaders use modern data analysis tools to better understand how to communicate with employees, while 79% of them use automated solutions to strengthen their position as a strategic partner.
The best HR technology tools help us to manage many important processes, including:
- salaries and additional benefits
- candidate training
The ability to effectively manage these areas generates many benefits for the company, including better quality work from employees, which in turn directly affects their commitment to their tasks.
Technology also changes how HR departments manage their contact with employees, store files and analyse employee performance. Properly applied, innovative solutions can make the operation of HR departments and companies more efficient.
Artificial intelligence for HR
Most companies publish job offers online and require potential candidates to file an application via an online candidate tracking system. These processes increasingly take place on a webpage dedicated to the task.
By entering such a page, the candidate is able to enter the required information, answer any questions required by the employer and enter or upload their CV. The data is then analysed by AI algorithms, which correlate the information provided by the candidate with the required qualifications. This saves time which the HR department can instead devote to conducting job interviews with more effectively selected applicants for a given job.
For this purpose, companies use automated screeners to show them the candidate’s skills based on their CV. This makes the decision to accept or reject an application extremely quick and easy, at an early stage of the HR process.
Recruiters are no longer required to view tens of thousands of e-mails containing CVs. Artificial intelligence does it for them, leaving the HR managers to simply set up the screeners to sort and select the best applications in seconds.
Only the last stage of the HR process requires the ability to make decisions. But even here AI can be useful. Although this technology is only at an early stage of development, in a few years when we are conducting a job interview via Skype, for example, we will have access to software that gives us real time analysis of the candidate’s facial expression and behaviour, and on that basis it provide us with valuable information on the candidate.
It is considered, even today, that companies relying on artificial intelligence in the recruitment process will be even more successful in the future thanks to faster and more reliable results.
Of course there are always disadvantages in the wide application of technology, but it cannot be denied that technology is becoming a significant element in increasing efficiency. The latest tools and software help us to work quicker and more effectively.
Thanks to advanced applications, data from employees and candidates can be recorded in a more structured and easily accessible manner. Furthermore, HR employees who were formerly preoccupied with administrative tasks can now devote their valuable time to issues that require more attention and personal commitment.
Thanks to the use of modern technologies, HR departments no longer have to struggle with piles of paper. Now all documents can be stored securely in the cloud and messages can be sent to candidates with use of the same online tools that collected their CVs.
As online tools are easily available, even PDF file editing is no longer a problem. This provides our team with the opportunity to improve how work is organised and the precision of operations, which translates directly into higher staff morale.
A game-changer for the HR industry
Although technology plays a key role in the efficiency, productivity and effectiveness of the recruitment process, it does not cause any changes on its own. HR managers need to learn how to use the available technology on a continuous basis in order to generate real value for the company. In addition, they need to understand how to assess and handle the new technologies, and then transfer this to the other team members, including recruiters and trainers.
Technology has certainly brought positive changes to HR departments, and has a growing impact on the development of the industry. For HR companies and departments it is time to make a decision – to stand ahead or behind the technology acceptance curve.
Focus Audit Tool
In response to the growing demand for modern tools supporting the recruitment process, the Skrivanek language school has prepared a tool specifically designed for the thorough evaluation of language competences of employees and candidates.
At a time when almost everyone enters English proficiency in their CV, verifying this assertion may be very useful in the candidate assessment process.
We offer the ability to choose from a range of more than 20 languages and up to 5 language competences:
- Use of language
Moreover, the Focus Audit Tool is fully online. If you want to try our online verification of language skills, see the offer available on our website.
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