In Myth 4 of the AMS Whitepaper “Exploding Digital Myths in Talent Acquisition”, AMS experts discuss the effect of digital transformation on the talent acquisition profession. The paper looks holistically at the fundamental shift that digital transformation has on the way we operate in our businesses as well as diving into the detail of how certain tech enhancements are supporting the various stages of our recruitment processes.
For example, the time saved by the automation of administrative recruitment tasks has allowed us to focus on more strategic, value added and human relationship building aspects of our jobs as well as providing a faster service which is so important in today’s competitive job market. Technology also helps us to engage our candidates and give them a slick experience that reflects well on the company brand. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are also evolving rapidly and are helping us push boundaries. However, I think it’s also important to recognise the limitations of tech and that compassion, trust, respect, honesty and empathy are key human elements to building relationships and so the recruitment of people will always rely on a human touch.
The paper also highlights that cultural adaptivity is essential within organisations, to be ready to innovate, experiment and successfully adopt all that is brought about by digital transformation and new tech solutions. The paper argues that technology is an enabler of talent acquisition and not a threat and ultimately it is our responsibility as humans to have the final say and set the parameters and direction to make sure the change is for the better.
On the Public Sector Resourcing (PSR) Framework, managed by AMS, we are wholeheartedly embracing digital transformation and innovative talent acquisition technologies as they are allowing our people to continuously focus on adding value at every step of our recruitment service. We are particularly proud of how our tech is helping us to provide reporting on DEI, reduce bias in screening, as well as helping us to make data led strategic decisions. We are also however, proud of and reliant on, our award winning, innovative, passionate, bold and authentic PSR team.
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