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The recruitment sector has always been vital to the economy, ensuring jobs can be found, applied for, and the right applicant matched to the right company. But with the digitalisation of the world of business taking the fore, your recruitment agency is set to be forced into similar terms in order to meet the expectations of its clients.
Are you ready for that?
This industry isn’t just forecasted a technological revamp - it’s due an operational overhaul, with ‘smart recruiting’ dominating talk of digitalisation. This is especially true as internet-based job-hunting and remote working oppurtunities emerge, especially after and during the current Coronavirus, pushing your processes and your people onto the web. Our recruitment consultants have the solution.
There are two sides to every story - and this particular tale starts with how your recruitment firm operates. It might be driven by the client’s needs in an applicant, but how you source the candidates and sift through them is vital to your business’ success and repeat clientele. As your clientele’s needs shift with digitalisation, your business needs to meet their standards as well as compete with other disruptive forces.
The specific technology this equates to includes data-driven platforms and analysis tools that pool together the respective candidates and can automate the basic processes of applicant comparison and filtering to ensure only the best rise to the top.
So, when your team physically reviews the applications, they can deliver a faster result for your clientele, and focus their efforts on other human resources responsibilities.
The other side of the coin is providing these refined processes for the client - and even those that are applying for the jobs. Aside from the technological overhaul of operations to cut time on finding an applicant, is the services specifically accessed by the client.
To achieve this, your business needs to focus its attention on creating and tailoring recruitment platforms to their clientele, giving them access to review the process. Automation and AI are also entering the industry, allowing seamless and streamlined communication between applicant and employer.
You need to curate customer satisfaction and move with the tide of demand to maintain business stability, all the while upholding the standards required of such complex products. Balancing the ever-changing technological trends for your operations and for the customer are feats not to be taken lightly. That's where our senior consultants come in.
Director of Technology, Simply Brands
For those with an ear to the ground, our services carry out a Digital Transformation. A Digital Transformation rethinks how you manage your employees', your clients' and business’ data, and how you carry out your business operations. Or, in simple terms, a DT is the technological revamp your business needs to stay competitive.
Fundamental to the digital transformation of the recruitment sector is the streamlining of key processes via automation and AI. By cutting out the tedious, manual process of your employees reviewing applications that can include human error, you can speed up a vital component of your business as well as streamlining the applicants’ process of applying for their next role.
Evidently this process of rethinking your business in a digital light encompasses taking your operations online. It is a complete overhaul, from one end to the other, and throws your previous practices as carried out by your team into disrepute depending on your business development.
Recruitment firms exist to take the hassle off the hands of the employer - and this technology might take it off your hands, too. The recruitment sector needs to keep up with the world of business for its businesses to remain financially viable.
If you can’t catch up, your firm won’t survive. That's why we only apply our experienced recruitment consultants to your business.
CREATE A PLATFORM
Refine your client’s recruitment platform to their exact needs, allowing a level of review, insight, and control to ensure the client has their own grip on the process.
ANALYSE FOR THEIR NEEDS
Personalise the success of the filtering process with streamlined assets of analysis. By identifying exactly what your client wants in an employee, you can ensure your technology finds it this with newfound accuracy.
MEET THE CLIENT'S TECHNOLOGY
Just as your firm is seeking to digitalise, your clients have begun the process, too. Align your technological capabilities and their recruitment platform specifically to their technology to allow seamless implementation.
CREATE A PLATFORM FOR APPLICANTS
With a platform tailored to the applicants in terms of UX, UI, and accessibility, you can elevate the level of applications for a role and ensure only the best candidates click ‘submit’.
The platform isn’t just for the applicants - it’s for your clientele, too. Ensure it meets their standards and is accessible by their entire team to boost engagement and guarantee a return customer.
ENGAGE VIA INNOVATION
In this day and age, technology is on-trend. By showcasing your digital capabilities, you can entice new clientele with a trustworthy and forward-thinking front to your business.
STREAMLINE THE SUPPLY CHAIN
By infiltrating the entire supply chain with the necessary technology, you can streamline each process, shaving wasted time off your 9-to-5, and devoting more time to other responsibilities.
AUTOMATE APPLICANT CONTACT
Beat the clock by trading in time-consuming and tedious dialogue with your applicants before the interview stage, and leave the initial communications for the higher volume of applicants to technology.
ANALYSE VIA AI
Reviewing applications previously required your employees to analyse and compare resumes, CVs, and portfolios. This doesn’t just invite human error, but a lack of consistency - AI can correct this issue.
+ What is the recruitment sector?
The recruitment sector includes all the agencies and in-house employees that fill available job vacancies with potential employees by identifying, attracting, screening and shortlisting candidates for hire.
+ Is the recruitment sector growing?
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the recruitment sector was following a steady course of growth with the number of recruitment agencies soaring year upon year in the UK. However, Coronavirus has created a slowdown for the sector.
+ What is the future of the recruitment industry?
The recruitment sector is forecasted changes that go down as far as the individual employee. This includes taking on digitally-minded skills that apply a strategy to the entire recruitment process. The need to strategise in particular is at the fore of the industry’s future as it seeks to adapt to the uncertain job market.
+ What are the trends in the recruitment industry?
The trends the recruitment sector will specifically have to meet include harnessing artificial intelligence, data analytics for data-driven insights, digital marketing and outreach solutions such as email outreach, personal branding opportunities enhanced by social media, and a focus on remote or flexible working.
+ How is technology changing the recruitment industry?
Digital solutions have already altered how the recruitment sector operates with social media being one of the most dominant forms of finding a new role at present. Even interviewing has altered, with Skype and Zoom calls shaping how we interact in a time of crisis, and the cloud has similarly streamlined recruitment firms’ daily processes.
Taking things technological might seem a challenging feat set to put your troops through their paces, but with Lolly Co at every step of the way, navigating the new territory need not be difficult. In fact, with our tech-team assessing your business’ exact needs and walking you through each step, you don’t need a map, either! But, if you do fancy finding your way around tomorrow’s business technology, you can start here.
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