We assess the cutting-edge technologies and tools that have the potential to revolutionise recruitment
As anyone who has queued overnight in the cold for the latest smartphone will tell you, keeping up with technology isn’t easy. But with many HR departments taking more responsibility for resourcing, it is essential to get to grips with the myriad recruiting channels, tools and technologies that have emerged in recent years.
Although areas such as social and mobile recruiting are still subject to considerable hype, they are growing in importance and HR needs to assess where their true value lies. Today everyone can be found somewhere on the web; the challenge is what to do next. “There is already a plethora of social recruiting tools to find people quickly – that is not the problem,” says Andy Headworth, social recruiting specialist and founder of Sirona Consulting. “The problem is how to best communicate, contact and engage with the people you find in a time-effective way.”
With so many channels available, HR must not only identify which are best for their needs but also find ways to use them efficiently and effectively. Similarly, areas such as video-interviewing and gamification offer potential to improve recruiting practices. When it comes to the mobile space, organisations will need properly thought-through and coherent strategies that will deliver exceptional candidate experience