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Recruitment Trends and Technology

Natural Language Processing

Artificial intelligence (AI) dominated every industry possible in 2017, and for HR, that means including solutions based on AI tech. According to research by Bersin by Deloitte, almost half—at 40%—of companies they surveyed are already using one or more AI tech for HR. For 2019, AI will continue to develop, and companies are looking at NLP to address one of AI’s many flaws.

Cognitive Automation

Another derivative of AI worth the look for HR teams is cognitive automation. As discussed, basic robotic process automation (RPA) solutions are being improved. Soon enough, robots will be made to think more like humans to move it to the next phase: cognitive automation (CA). This isn’t to say that humans will be obsolete in the HR processes—both RPA and CA are complements to human skills.

Atomization of Work

The last AI-related recruitment trend that you should expect in 2019 is atomization. From the root word, it’s safe to assume that it’s relevant to separating work into small, atomized, tasks that can be completed in seconds. It also occurs in the crowdsourcing subset called microtasking.

Virtual Reality

VR isn’t a new addition to corporations. It’s being used for training pilots through flight simulators for years. Nowadays, however, VR is bringing more to the table thanks to better technology. Aside from training, it can also contribute to a company’s branding, hiring process, and onboarding.

General Data Protection Regulation

The European Union (EU) recently approved the implementation of GDPR legislation that will unify data regulations among EU members and give people greater control over their own personal information. Non-compliance will mean facing hefty fines, so companies, including their HR department and recruitment agency, better update their privacy rules to protect employee information.

Recruitment Marketing / Inbound Recruitment

It may be strange to hear recruitment and marketing in the same statement, but without a doubt, this process has a lot of similarities with marketing. Recruitment and inbound marketing implement traditional marketing and inbound marketing tactics to find applicants and nurture them. The reason being is that the demand for talent is high, but supply is low.