Why Tech is Recruitments Biggest Asset

August 17th, 2020

Tech services and specialists have become an integral part of a recruiter’s success since the digital age flourished. 

In 2018, eBoss crowned Recruitment as the world's most competitive industry and if you’re going to stay ahead, you need to be equipped with the latest and greatest assets. In this case, being Tech. 

We’ve compiled some suggestions on how you can stay ‘on trend’ as a recruiter...

From spreadsheets to ATS

In 1985, Microsoft introduced Excel Spreadsheets and it changed the game completely. Excel, to this day, is used by many recruiters to log and manage candidate data. During this period, the industry moved away from physical advertising and began to acknowledge the importance of Recruitment Marketing.

Now the game stepped up a notch, Excel just wasn’t ticking all the boxes, leaving a gap in the market for the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to take the mic. By using ATS, recruiters no longer had to manually log client and company data into spreadsheets. From sorting CVs and tracking job ads to the automated filing, ATS is here to stay! 

Leo is ATS equipped and uses Candidate Relationship Management (CRM), so both the client and candidate can succeed, stress-free!

From manual to LinkedIn

LinkedIn landed on our screens in 2002, earning a place as one of the first social media sites and the only successful professional networking site in town. They soon grew from a recruitment tool to a global, live database of professionals and companies. 

Before 2002, employers would hire recruiters to headhunt talent and gain access to a spreadsheet of candidates. LinkedIn, a public domain, left talent databases near to worthless. To remain relevant, recruiters adapted and soon found LinkedIn decreasing their overall spending and time consumption. LinkedIn has since built a LinkedIn Recruiter membership, designed to help recruiters seek out the right candidates amongst the world’s largest talent pool.

Other services are now aware of the impact of LinkedIn and have attached themselves to the channel. Today, recruiters can use tools like LinkedIn Helper and Leo’s own ‘Alaska’, existing to extract information of potential candidates and other useful data.

Thoughts on what’s to come…

AI and chatbots have developed gradually over the last several years. So far, they have been used to update candidates on the status of their applications and to answer any basic or common questions that they might have, freeing up time for the recruiter to complete other substantial tasks. Virtual and video interviews have been pivotal in the industry since the outbreak of COVID-19, but the question remains, will it continue in the future?

Like every industry, we can see developments, updates, and improvements every day! Recruitment and Tech are harmonious, though it is the responsibility of the recruiter to remain vigilant for new services that can help further! 

They are out there, you just have to go get them!