HR industry has seen a lot of modernization in the past few years. Thanks to technology which keeps on creating waves in the market with its new innovations and trends. These ideas have solved the bottlenecks of traditional HR practices in order to streamline all the activities involved in recruitment and related workflow. Each process has become faster and resulted in better efficiency and productivity.

Initially, the staff used to go through piles of paperwork to look for an information. This wasted a lot of time and required unnecessary efforts of the staff. With latest transformations in the working culture and tools, it has become easy for HR professionals to access required information in no time.

So, what are these trends and what are their unique features which have made tasks simpler like never before. Check out these key innovations which organizations of any size can adopt and implement.

HR Software
Gone were the days when every task was done manually. The introduction of various HR software such as smartphone integration, social media integration, online learning integration, Applicant Tracking Systems have made many advancements in the industry. These systems have proved to be so powerful and efficient that many companies have started building their own software with the help of in-house staff and external developers.

Artificial Intelligence
If you are not familiar with this term, it is time you read and research about it. Why? The answer is quite simple. Artificial Intelligence is the future of human resource and recruitment. More and more companies are looking for AI software and tools to automate their working process. This automation brings in
1. more transparency in tasks
2. speeds up each process
3. makes communication easier with candidates
4. reduces manual efforts
5. saves time which can be utilized in other strategies

Apart from the above, it also includes resume parsing. That’s right, resume parsing is one of the most sought-after software used by companies in their candidate selection process. It makes things easier by filtering out relevant information from candidate’s resume. Both recruiters and candidates are benefited with this tool. Candidates can apply for a position quickly while recruiters can close jobs in no time.

Social Media
Can we survive without social media? Of course not! This tool has become an imperative part of our life. It is not only used for connecting with family and friends but also for building professional networks. Most organizations use it to promote their products or solutions, interact with colleagues and make contacts. Millennials are shunning away the traditional methods of recruitment. They judge the reputation of an organization through its presence on social media. This becomes an important reason for the companies and HR professionals to adopt social media as a powerful business tool to recruit the right candidates.

Social channels have also open doors for another wonderful technology innovation i.e Social Recruiting. Posting a job on these channels can get you a good number of candidates. Apart from this, there are many software available which take out candidate information from their social profiles and update their resumes, giving an authentic and relevant information to the recruiters.

Mobile Recruitment
Another ground-breaking hiring trend is mobile recruitment. As most of us use smartphones, candidates visit the website of a company through their mobile phones and apply for the same then and there. This creates the need of making your website mobile-friendly. Therefore, investing in mobile recruitment is quite a wise decision. Now, applying for a job position needs just one tap on your smartphone.

Security
We usually give security a backseat while looking at other perspectives of getting business. Whereas it should be given utmost importance. Digital security has become the need of the hour. Employers need to protect all personal information and related data of the employee. Especially with so many developments happening in technology every now and then, data can be easily compromised. Having a security software in place gives complete protection to your data. Also, right hosting will ensure its safety on the cloud.

These new trends bring in a lot of positivity and hope that HR industry is moving in the right direction. It will soon see more major transformations which will completely delink it from the traditional practices.

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