The online recruitment sector is at the cutting edge of technological innovation, with new improvements to the workplace aiding both productivity and effectiveness for management and staff alike. Technology is not new to the industry, but the impact of simple conference and video calls have reduced the need for constant face-to-face interaction, allowing professionals the flexibility and freedom to alter their work patterns to be more in tune with their customers and clients, as well as benefitting their own work/life balance. These additions have changed the way the entire online industry operates for the better, and as more innovations are introduced, further benefits will be available to the wider sector, ensuring that location or time are no longer barriers to success. In this article, I will analyse the changes to come and how these will further develop one of the most dynamic and exciting industires in the country today.
Tech & innovation
Flexible working and the growth of this trend over the last couple of years has been the first sign that the online recruitment sector is at the forefront of innoviation, but it’s no longer a new concept. In fact employers are now legally obliged to consider flexible working requests from their employees. Our own research recently revealed that three quarters of professionals (77%) said the option of being able to work flexibly would make their job more attractive – such is its mainstream nature today. Remote working is however, just the first step towards a more advanced, technological pattern of working for online recruiters – there is far more to it than simply working away from the office or outside of regular 9-5 hours.