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How Technology is Reshaping the Recruitment Sector?

How Technology is Reshaping the Recruitment Sector?
January 15, 2020

Someone has said it right, necessity is the mother of inventions. Since inception, technology has immensely helped humankind in some way or the other. The same is the case in the recruitment sector. Be it professional networking, job portals or online application systems, the advancement in technology has completely revolutionised the recruitment process. With the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technology in the recruitment sector, HR departments are not just able to cope up with the massive influx of applications but also save their valuable productive time. 

As recruiters are using these new technologies, they have now overcome the geographical barriers. And, at the same time, it has enabled deserving candidates to take up jobs which offer telecommute facility without wasting unnecessarily on the stuff like travelling and accommodation.

So in this post, we are going to inform our readers about how technology is reshaping the recruitment sector.


One of the first stages where technology is reshaping the recruitment sector is searching the candidates possessing the right skills required for the job. The hiring managers have to search the candidates as per the requirements given by the concerned department. For this, HR professionals do job postings at multiple online platforms. After this, the candidates check the job, match it with his/her skills and apply to it. This creates a pool of candidates for that job.

Tips & Trick

  • Use those job portals which are having maximum reach across the globe.
  • Provide complete job description along with role, responsibilities, skill requirements, location, availability, etc. among others.

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Posting a job could be easy but filtering right candidates out of hundreds of applications of potential candidates is one of the most laborious tasks for the recruitment team. But, it is here where technology plays its part. These days, most of the online job portals come with several filters that recruiters can use as and when required. The HR can apply filters such as the experience of 3-5 years, availability of work, remote or on-site working, etc. and can select those job searches which match the filters applied. 

This works like in this way: For any job posting, you will get 300-400 applicants. After searching, it will give you nearly 200 applicants. Now if you apply advanced or secondary filters, the count will reduce to 20. So, in this way, technology is reshaping the recruitment sector.

After this, only the relevant applications would be considered for the screening process.

Tips & Tricks

  • Use secondary filters and search options to get relevant applications.
  • Filter those resumes which directly meet your core requirements or skills for screening.
  • Salary expectations filter can get candidates matching your requirements as well as budget.

Also Read: How Pre-Screening Expedite the Hiring Process?


Another way in which technology is reshaping the recruitment sector is the screening of the candidates. It is the final step of the recruitment process. The candidates whose application gets passed from the filtering process would be considered for the screening. The automation of the scheduling process has made this task much easier.  The screening process generally involves the telephonic or video interview of the filtered applicants with a particular panel of HRs. Those who passed this step would be eligible for the further round of the interview.

  • Tips & Tricks:
    • Make sure that the process is activity-based.
    • Always keep the relevant person in the criteria.