It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see how technology has changed the pace—and process—of business. No segment of the business world has remained unchanged; every job is touched—for better or worse—by a flood of new gadgets, software and processes.
Some jobs, however, are resistant to automation. Take recruiters, for example.
Like sales and customer service, the role of the recruiter is in developing connections—with contacts, candidates and client employers. Their job has always been to attract candidates, matching them to either temp or permanent positions.
They build relationships in order to gain a better understanding of their recruitment needs and requirements.
That is not to say that innovations have not affected the job of the recruiter. Wonderful technological advances have streamlined the field of recruiting and hiring. There are some excellent services to craft and submit advertising or job descriptions for use in a wide range of media; ways to quickly organize large amounts of data for networking, headhunting, and both contact and referral management.
There are software-as-a-service companies that can screen candidates, interview them, perform background checks and match them to their clients.
The recruiter of today is unrecognizable from even a few years ago. As technology changes every industry, recruiters for the most part have been impacted hard.
Recruiters have advanced with the times, but what about the future?
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