4 Technology Trends That Are Taking the HR Industry by Storm (And How to Leverage Them)

By Jezabel Southard

Posted on December 30, 2016

tech-trendsThe rise of technology has changed the way every company does business. Today, the race isn’t simply to collect the newest gadget or platform – it’s to find and implement tech that offers the best fit for your organization’s goals.

Here are four emerging technology trends in human resources that companies are finding innovative, useful and a great fit for their needs:

  1. Fine-tuning the applicant tracking system to find quality talent. More candidates aren’t “better” when you’re forced to wade through an excessive number of resumes from individuals who lack the experience or skills to succeed on the job. Luckily, the next generation of application tracking system software offers more flexibility than ever in specifying the parameters for “outstanding” candidates – and better sensitivity at actually finding them.
  2. Mining the gold from your HR data. HR data management can be a gold mine of information on staffing results and trends. The more you know about your staffing, the easier it is to maximize your ROI by focusing your efforts on the areas that yield the biggest results. By tracking and analyzing HR data, you gain valuable insight into your hiring and retention processes.
  3. Going mobile. Mobile job seeking and recruiting have been on the rise for years, but 2017 is poised to be the year in which mobile goes from “the newest thing” to “the standard expectation.” To prepare, make sure your recruiting materials, company website and application system are mobile-friendly – and choose a recruiter whose web presence is easy to access on mobile as well.
  4. Giving the company a personality (and a social media presence). Social media has turned any number of private individuals into worldwide stars, from homegrown musical artists to grumpy cats. It can do the same for your business.  Focus on developing an employment brand that shows off your company’s personality and culture, and use tools like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Snapchat to share it with potential candidates.

If a company is able to leverage these technology trends, these updates can greatly support and assist your staffing and recruiting efforts. Work with your recruiting expert to identify how you can leverage these changes in your organization and to craft an effective staffing strategy.

At TERRA Staffing Group, our recruiters do more than connect you with qualified talent. We also help you identify and leverage emerging trends in the industry so you can find and keep outstanding candidates.

Contact us today to learn more about our staffing services in Phoenix, Seattle and Portland.

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