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HRTech 2022: A Turning Point for Talent Acquisition

Kelly Lee
Digital Content Specialist


Annual conferences like HRTech are all the time a superb time to watch what’s modified within the final 12 months. As we take inventory of our business’s evolution and reconnect with business friends, we acquire validation for our expertise acquisition challenges and discover new options. 

After a number of years of restricted enterprise journey and unprecedented modifications in hiring as a result of pandemic, HRTech 2022 was a bellwether of what’s to return, and a reminder that the promise of efficiencies from expertise can’t be absolutely realized with out help.

A workforce of 20 Smartians  – our identify for SmartRecruiters staff – gathered at HRTech 2022. Our mascot Winston introduced pleasure to the present ground together with his antics and offered reduction from the extra severe conversations. Within the present financial situations, it’s tougher to rent – to seek out nice expertise, present a fantastic candidate expertise, and hold hiring managers engaged. Expertise acquisition is a much bigger enterprise precedence than ever earlier than and level options abound, however getting all of them to work collectively is a problem for a lot of firms.

We noticed three themes in our conversations:

  1. AI and automation are requirements, however adoption lags
  2. Integrating level options doesn’t must be laborious
  3. A mature expertise acquisition perform requires a purpose-built instrument 

If there’s something the pandemic proved, it’s that expertise acquisition can’t be considered as a cost-center. We’ve all the time stated that TA is a C-level precedence, and the struggles of many group the previous few years have made it much more obvious that TA can’t be lumped in with different HR capabilities. Right here’s our perspective.

When firms enhance their expertise attraction sport, in addition they have to extend their means to course of candidates. AI-driven instruments like chatbots, textual content messaging, pre-hire assessments, and candidate matching result in main productiveness positive aspects, however they should combine with an total expertise technique. Patching these options into an older system could cause pointless complications. A contemporary TA suite with native AI and automation performance presents a streamlined expertise for each IT and recruiters.

Automated Interview scheduling is one other space that’s in excessive demand. With native candidate self-scheduling and built-in interviewer calendars, SmartRecruiters helps TA groups enhance effectivity and enhance time to rent. Someday, we’ll look again on guide interview scheduling as a relic of the previous,  like VHS tapes and CDs. As extra firms undertake these instruments, it will likely be more and more laborious for laggards to compete.

Any present ground is stuffed with newly-born level options that clear up actual issues. Some, like background checking, reference checking, sourcing, and assessments supply nice productiveness positive aspects – that’s, once they seamlessly combine right into a foremost expertise acquisition suite. Messy backend configurations and damaged reporting don’t must exist while you use a system like SmartRecruiters. Constructed with open APIs and an integration market of greater than 600 distributors, our clients can construct effectivity precisely the place they want it, once they want it.

The SmartRecruiters companion alliances workforce was out in full drive at HRTech to reaffirm relationships with present companions and develop our market with new instruments that assist our clients rent extra effectively.

SmartRecruiters mascot HRTech
Winston on the HRTech sales space of SmartRecruiters companion Gem

Corporations’ fascination with the HRIS has reached a turning level. Whereas the HRIS serves its goal of bringing employee-related processes and knowledge collectively, HRIS expertise acquisition modules have set many firms again. TA leaders’ dissatisfaction with a degraded candidate expertise, restricted automation, and sub-par reporting isn’t mere complaining: solely a purpose-built expertise acquisition suite can fulfill their wants. 

Many HRTech attendees we spoke to are gathering the assets to make the enterprise case for a purpose-built expertise acquisition instrument. They merely can’t fulfill the expertise wants of their companies and compete in right now’s expertise market with out one. Let’s hope that sooner or later, no main expertise investments get made with out consulting the individuals who use it probably the most.

To recover from the hurdle of C-Suite and HRIT objections, firms have to know that knowledge from a expertise acquisition platform can combine with their HRIS and level options, and that the work of implementation gained’t set them again. We’re joyful to say that SmartRecruiters, constructed on open APIs, is surprisingly simple to implement and combine with different options.

Which methods your organization makes use of after staff step onboard with you isn’t our enterprise. However all the things that occurs earlier than it’s. From the second potential candidates discover out your organization is hiring – and even earlier than –  SmartRecruiters has thought-about each step of hiring by way of the lenses of individuals, processes, and expertise. We focus our innovation efforts on the core processes that make hiring simple all the best way from expertise attraction to candidate choice and onboarding.

We could not have been in a position to converse to you in particular person on the HRTech present ground, however we’d love to start out a digital dialog right now.


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