HR technology is a hot investment right now. In fact, businesses are currently spending up to $550 billion on tech that is crafted for engagement of full-time employees. Yet as the contingent workforce continues to grow, worldwide spending on recruitment technology pales in comparison. Forward-thinking staffing firms recognize the need and opportunity for recruitment technology to help them reach, attract and engage freelancers and contractors.
Being a business owner can be scary sometimes. There are challenges and potential hurdles, seemingly around every corner. Sometimes they turn out to be less scary than you thought. Other times, they simply need to be addressed in order to demystify them.
Data suggests businesses across the globe will be spending more than $3 trillion on tech. Now that includes all of IT and tech initiatives, but put simply, we’re spending a LOT of money on technology.
Embracing technology can be nerve wracking, particularly for staffing firms. Some technology comes and goes, while other, more tried-and-true technologies remain. Jumping in on new tech too early can leave you high and dry when the tech (or the company) goes belly up. That’s why so many companies choose “legacy” technologies to play it safe.
Technology has been a critical component of staffing operations for years. From the olden days of fax machines and copiers to the advent of job boards and the ATS, as technology has evolved, the staffing industry has become more streamlined and efficient.
Candidate engagement is certainly one of the most buzzworthy topics floating around the staffing industry at the moment. But while most buzzworthy terms are fleeting or hollow in their actual impact, candidate engagement is here to stay.
We talk about this a lot around here, but today’s candidates are smarter and more savvy than ever when it comes to recruiters and staffing firms. They hold you to the highest standards, and have specific expectations for your communications.
Now that the holiday season is behind us, we’re firmly in the “projections for the New Year” season. Seemingly every company and expert are clamoring to share their predictions for 2019.