Human Resource professionals would attest to the notion that technology has changed everything when it comes to attracting and hiring top talent. Technology is embedded in everything we do and it has affected most (or nearly all) aspects of the hiring cycle. Candidates use technology to search and apply for jobs. Employers use technology to engage candidates, build talent communities and interview prospects. Yet, what is not widely known is how candidate preferences about technology can be leveraged by employers. How can companies use technology to ensure a competitive advantage in today’s war for talent?
This report provides new insights into candidate technology preferences including global trends and country nuances. The research also reveals that the adoption of recruiting technology is light years behind consumer marketing technology. Candidates’ expectations for job searching are being driven more by contemporary dating apps than by current job search protocols. This report highlights what candidates need, want and expect from technology in the job search process and suggests new strategies employers can use to attract, develop and retain skilled talent.