Finding the right technology can be a hell of a job

07 Nov Finding the right technology can be a hell of a job

In every conceivable job, it’s the trick of the trade to find out how you can make it as easy as possible. That certainly goes for recruitment. You no longer need to work through stacks of letters, resumes, personal data, lists of resources or whatever. All you have to do is finding the right software that can help you finding the right candidate.

Seems easy, doesn’t it? Well, don’t be fooled. There are loads of systems available that all claim to make it easier for you to find the candidate you really want. And that’s the reason why finding the technology you really need could be just as tricky, time consuming and expensive as it would be if you did it all by yourself, without the help of software. There’s a couple of things you should consider before actually getting started on your search for Mr. or Mrs. Perfect.

First you should try and determine if the technology you are probably going to purchase is easy to use. After all, if it takes too much time and effort to make use of an application, there must be a better solution. Next you should use your own judgement. All the distributors of software claim to have exactly what you need, but it’s always your own decision whether you believe that. Maybe you should use your network and find out how other recruiters’ experiences are.

Don’t forget that using technology in human resource should be helpful. It should never become a burden. Don’t be tricked and purchase software without a trial. Make sure you find business contacts who can help you in order to make the right choice.

There is no need for you to try and reinvent the wheel. Just make sure that if you find the wheel you think you need, it’s doesn’t turn out to be a square one… That sure won’t get you rolling!

  • Mark M. Bol Raap
    Posted at 13:52h, 08 November Reply

    Being an expert on the subject myself: there is no holy-grale if it comes to recruitment supporting software. There is no ‘one-that-does-it-all’. Software can help incremental on parts of the recruitmentprocess. For any application counts: the human factor still plays the main part. For the future this will eventually change. This is a long and complicated process. Anyone who claims their ‘solution’ will bring you recruitment excellence is to be highly distrusted. Like any tooling: it is what you do with it. Keep that in mind.
    For now it still comes down to the human factor.

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