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What COVID Changed in Recruitment Software?

With 2020 being one of the most tumultuous years in recent memory ending soon, recruitment software has come up with leaps and bounds with a plethora of options due to COVID and the advent of cutting-edge technology in the mainstream to add to the processes and workflows.   

This in turn has enabled start-ups, scale-ups, small, medium enterprises and large business houses to leverage technology for faster, more efficient and reliable workarounds.  

HR workforce management software has eased the load on professionals and how they conduct business by having greater exposure to “data which is the new oil” to use a cliché. With Social Media at the forefront, it is easy for recruiters to find the right fit candidate through their leanings on platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn etc. 

Labour hire businesses and recruitment agencies need to look at end-to-end solutions for their needs.  

The entire process of staffing which has several facets such as advertising, recruiting, onboarding, compliance, timesheet, placement, payroll, invoicing, government compliance according to regulations needs to be incorporated as an all-encompassing system.   

According to the Littler Annual Employer Survey, in May ‘19, 11% of companies were using analytical tools or artificial intelligence capabilities to access hitherto unreachable talent pools. Sure, the recruitment trends worldwide were severely impacted by the pandemic with job seekers running from pillar to post which has further encouraged the use of automation to cut out the inefficiencies and grapple with scale. 

Consequently, this has given rise to a considerable increase in skillset of candidates across industries and job profiles. 

Some of the advantages of adopting automation are: – 

Remote Hiring, Resume Parsing 

Recruitment systems went to the next level through advanced features such as video conferencing, webinars, virtual recurring meetings, interviews and candidates getting selected through parsing resumes as a norm.  

Recruitment, Invoice, Payroll 

As mobile apps became the natural extensions of laptops and tablets in hardware, similarly, invoicing and payroll were the add on to recruitment software. Mobile apps for the workforce, clients and staff became integral to day-to-day affairs. 

GPS Check-In, Timesheets 

No arguments, frayed tempers or miscommunications were due to check-in and check out through GPS enabled devices which left little to the imagination of the hierarchy. Time logged and as a result, approval of billable hours was done seamlessly either through digital timesheets or manual. 

Alvin Toffler, in his 70’s best-seller “Future Shock” argued that the rate of growth of technology was at a faster clip than individuals were adept at imagining or eventually handling. Software including the entire gamut of differentiators not limited to staffing, payroll, recruitment industries will not stop at mobile integration or a single database. It is leading to AI, machine learning, virtual reality and several other realities which are yet to be fathomed.    

We have introduced a new feature in our mobile app “Infection Control”. See this video that how it works.

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