Technology is rapidly advancing and for the HR professional still finding their way around recruitment software some of the terms used can cause confusion. We’ve compiled a list of essential HR technology terms for 2017. Some may be familiar, others may be new but all are relevant for your recruitment process this year:-
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) : This term is used in recruitment software to refer to an internet protocol to ensure data transmitted from a browser to a server is secure. Cyber security is expected to be one of the six biggest HR tech trends in 2017 and SSL prevents crucial data from being accessed by hackers. Advorto enforces SSL on all of its systems for maximum security during the recruitment process.
Unconscious bias : While it’s not a ‘technology’ term as such, it is a phrase that HR needs to become familiar with. Unconscious bias refers to the preferences we all have that influence our decision making. In hiring they come in the form of ‘confirmation bias’ or ‘hiring on intuition’. HR software is designed to reduce that by removing graduate filters in applicant tracking software or using anonymised CVs to create a fairer process. This is particularly important in the tech sector where the recent emergence of ‘brogrammers’ as a term highlights a male dominated environment.