Role of Technology in Talent Acquisition

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In conversation with Mr. Kunjal Kamdar, we spoke about “how essential the role of technology in Talent Acquisition is?” In his utmost simple words, the talent hiring practitioner enlightened CareerBuilder India about his perspective on ‘what lies in future for the recruitment industry’;  

There has been a lot of talk about Tech and how it can disrupt the way we hire. However, one can certainly see the start of this disruption in the recruitment space. All this has been started by the candidates. Yes, you read it right. Ultimately, it is a candidates market. They are today exposed to the digital tools that help them search jobs, research about companies and also research about the hiring manager or even the prospective “Boss”.

Today, the real-time social channels are in abundance. They are helping candidates make better decisions to choose companies. They are calling the shots and we, in the hiring fraternity must be ready for this disruption. Tech in Hiring has evolved and will keep on evolving.

Role of Technology in Talent Acquisition

There was a time when candidates used to send resumes via mails and further via ATS (Applicant Tracking System). I know most of you have this strong opinion that ATS is a Black Hole. Well, there is no argument about it. But, technology is surely making efforts to make ATS a better platform. Presently, there is a noticeable progress in CV parsing and companies are investing in it to reduce the time and effort for screening resumes. The flip side is that candidates are getting smarter and trying out ways to beat the parsing tools. However, this should not discourage companies to innovate and make life easier for both candidates and recruiters.

Going forward, there is an entirely new area of Video Interviews, which is at nascent stage, but companies that are investing in it early, will have an advantage. The idea is to make sure that both the parties are able to have interviews at their convenient location without travelling. This certainly will save time and money.

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Now to one of my favorite piece of tech: Mobile 🙂 Will not be surprised if companies soon start “Apply via App only” Well, it’s a risk, but companies which are targeting certain set of talent, can surely look into this. If not completely, some companies are introducing recruiting apps to make it easier for candidates to apply on the go. Those who think this is too much, just think of the time you spend on your MOBILE 🙂 I guess, I need not convince you anymore.

There is also a lot of talk about AI and how it will change the face of recruiting. But sooner or later, it will surely make its way in companies. In this area too, a few firms have already started automating communication mails. Bots are responding to e-mails and also screening resumes on your behalf. It will also be able to minimize any biases that we have while hiring. Robots might even start hiring soon!

In the end, tech is as good as how we use it. As they popularly say “Tech is just an enabler”. It also depends on how we leverage it to make recruitment process transparent and easy. Ideally, we must all strive to make the candidate’s journey more comfortable and hassle-free rather that making our ATS and dashboards jazzier.

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“Future of TA is all about AI, Video Interviews and Mobile Recruiting. Companies which are able to put candidates at the core of all this, will achieve success.” says Mr. Kunjal Kamdar.

Kunjal Kamdar, has a  decade long hiring expertise, having worked in both recruitment and sourcing capacities. PGCHRM from XLRI Jamshedpur,

Mr. Kamdar is currently  an  inspiring talent hiring leader, enjoys sourcing and using Social Media to expand and innovate new channels in the recruitment process.

Blogging is his real passionas the Author of 80000+ hits Recruitment Blog – “Rambling Recruiter“. He loves sharing his passion for sourcing and social media with others in the recruiting community.

 

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