The hiring process has changed significantly over the last several years.  What once was a manual process, which relied heavily on paper and in-person communication, has now become a process of research skills and technology.

Is this change for the better?  Most businesses would agree that implementing technology into their hiring process has saved them money and countless hours of wasted resume viewing and interviewing.  Technology has added value to the hiring process, and has allowed many companies to find the perfect fit much quicker than in the past.

Here are a few tips you can use to update your hiring process and leverage technology to work for you and your company:

  • Social media is becoming more widely used with hiring managers and recruiters. You should be well versed in how to use different social media channels, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to help you in your candidate search, as well as, learn more about a potential candidate.
  • 87% of all job applicants look for their next job solely online. If you want to be competitive in the job market and attract the best talent, you must be fully equipped to post and manage your hiring online.
  • Work-life balance is important to most employees today. Technology has allowed job candidates the freedom to apply for jobs when it is convenient for them.  Your entire hiring process can be handled with technology.  Online job postings, online assessments, and online facetime interviews, make handling the process more streamlined and easier for all involved.
  • Make sure that your online presence correctly identifies your company. Not only will you be researching candidates, but your candidates will be researching you.  Most candidates today will visit the potential employer’s website to get a feel for culture and company goals.

As you can see, there are many benefits to utilizing technology during your hiring process.  Gone are the days when you would have to read through mountains of resumes, then spend countless days doing interviews to find a handful of prospects.  Even through this long process, you still were not really given a glimpse into the person you are hiring.

Today, you can view thousands of resumes online, even doing searches to find exact skills you are looking for in a matter of minutes.  You can assess candidates before you even speak with them to see if they possess the skills you require.  And, you can get a glimpse at the person and their personality with a little research on social media.  After all, you want someone that is not only skilled, but will be a good fit culturally.  Embrace technology in your hiring process and see how it can produce great results for you!

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