Online Tools in the Recruitment and Selection Process.

As the world struggles with stay-at-home orders and local lockdowns the recruitment industry has had to adapt to an online world as face-to-face interviews become an impossibility. What are the emerging online tools human resources are using in the recruitment and selection process to ensure talent is secured for vacancies.   

Online tools used for staff conferences and meetings have traditionally been the preserve of the digital tech industry who were early adopters of online tools but in recent times human resources have also had to adopt to use of tools that enable online interviews. 

Interviews are now most likely to be conducted using a variety of conference and meeting tools and those proving most popular are Skype and WhatsApp however, increasingly popular are the more business focused tools that allow for additional functionality. Tools like GoTo Meeting, Zoom and Google Meet allow participants to share their screens and switch presenters. This functionality is particularly important where candidates are required to make presentations and for digital talent developers who may be asked to demonstrate how they solve technical problems. The technology of choice will also likely be the one used by the employer in normal business and is helpful for prospective candidates to get a handle on the online working practices of the hiring company. 

For hiring managers and human resources sourcing candidates has been done in the online environment for years although new technologies and web platforms are emerging in the digital tech space. The traditional job posting boards and resources like LinkedIn have numerous flaws in the recruitment process and are prone to untargeted job descriptions and unsuitable job applicants making the whole process unworkable. This has not been helped by the plethora of vacancy aggregators that aim to get candidates to register but serve no real value or purpose to either candidates or recruiters. Some tech companies have introduced hiring tools that claim to trawl all the web boards holding candidate details but human resources should be cautious about using such tools that do not use genuine AI technology but rely on simple search bots. The ongoing trend in 2021 is going the be the increased use of AI recruitment technologies that can quickly and accurately match candidates to vacancies at a much-reduced cost.   

One such company who are game changing the face of recruitment by providing a robust process to ensure more efficient recruitment is Hire Digital, a start-up recruitment company with a global presence that has invested heavily in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to manage the digital tech recruitment process. Their talent management software platform gives digital talent recruiters a strict criterion for posting job adverts and descriptions and their AI works in such a way that it generates a much smaller more targeted candidate list by using up to 40,000 attributes. They key to this is efficiency, recruiters spend less time generating job advertisements and trawling through hundreds of CV’s to get their shortlist, Hire Digital tech can rapidly access up to 1bn talent globally. 

Hire Digital is an AI technology with a human touch that is completely revolutionising the recruitment and selection process. It’s two times faster, 50 % cheaper and ten times more accurate than traditional hiring tech. To find out more speak to Robin Brohl at Hire Digital, he is a real person and would love to engage with you and help you streamline your recruitment processes.