Because computers have become completely integrated not only into our personal lives, but also the business world, it’s natural that the standard business model has changed as a result. Technology is changing everything from recruitment all the way to salary and benefits decisions. Computerization offers immense benefits, with the power to sort and filter, as well as use quantitative statistics to make logical decisions more easily. As a result, even the process of hiring employees has changed.
The Process Itself
Computers use numerical data to sort and categorize every piece of information they receive. This includes data on employees, information for hiring decisions, and more. Because of this, the hiring process can become a lot more statistically based, which will radically impact how hiring decisions are made. Before a human even sees a resume, it is filtered through various criteria, based on keywords, years of experience, and more. The computers are trying to identify which candidates will meet the requirements of the position before handing them off to hiring managers for final screening.
Who Gets Hired
Because applications get so heavily filtered via computer, computers have the power to make decisions on behalf of the company by using only quantitative analysis. Because these computers use consumer insights and the desires of the company as part of their formula, they selectively identify who fits a company’s needs best, strongly impacting which candidates get hired and which ones get rejected.
Computer insights have many uses. One way that these consumer insights are particularly helpful is for identifying employment needs on sales teams. Using results from consumer insights and surveys, recruiting software automatically screens candidates for their potential in sales. Since these computers can make decisions faster than humans can, it takes much of the guesswork out of the decision and helps sales managers find people who will benefit their team most.
Benefits to Teams
Aside from the benefits mentioned above, automated resume filtering and selection can help determine candidates that will be a great fit not only for the customers a company is serving, but also for the team on which they’ll be working. Based on the data provided, you can set parameters to identify skills and behaviors that you are either looking for in a candidate, or want to avoid. This way you will be able to find candidates that are a better fit for the team as a whole.
Hiring has always been seen as a very human action, involving managers and in person interviews. With automated processing, however, computers can improve the selection of candidates a hiring manager views to give them a better selection and create the best team of employees possible.
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