How is technology influencing HR?

How is technology influencing HR?

Technological evolution has revolutionised almost any aspect of our lives, from human interaction to purchasing goods and services. Cell phones, internet and computers have contributed to a new context where everything takes place by the means of innovative devices and strategies. This has also happened in the HR sector, where more and more processes are now performed through specialised systems and tools. It is still not known how this is going to affect the domain, but apparently the changes are positive. However, even if some people consider that technology is going to replace the human element in human resources, this is not actually true, since it is not aimed to eliminate processes, but rather streamline them. Here are some examples of useful innovation in HR, which have been made possible due to technological evolution. These will help you understand which the most popular current trends are and how you can take advantage of them:

 

  1. Virtual profiles

The social media is probably one of the most developed branches of marketing and virtual communication. There are special platforms for almost any category of users, and the job market is no exception. These work as same as any virtual social network, except that your profile is used by employers to find out professional details about you. If you will, you could say that these are similar to virtual CVs. The only difference is that you do not have to apply for a particular job, because anyone can see your profile and decide whether you are suitable for their vacancies or not. This type of platforms is extremely useful when it comes to headhunting, because they offer employers access to relevant details about a large number of potential candidates.

 

  1. Online advertising platforms

Whether you are looking for pharmacist jobs, sales positions or any other post in the medical sector and not only, you are likely to find these on dedicated online platforms, in charge with promoting vacancies. These web sites work as mediators between employers and potential employees. On the one hand, they support employers by advertising their offers and giving them access to a large pool of applicants, while on the other hand, they help candidates choose from the most diverse job offers. It seems that gradually, these have replaced newspaper, TV and other job advertising methods.

 

  1. Online recruitment

When it comes to HR processes, recruitment is probably the sub domain that has been the most significantly impacted by technology. And besides screening and job advertising, maybe the most important part is the actual selection. Online interviews, for instance, are more and more popular nowadays and this is something beneficial for both parties involved in selection. It allows candidates to apply for posts that are located in another city and even country, thus providing more flexibility and convenience. All in all technology has made recruiting more efficient and effective.

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