HR: Digital Tools to Adopt in 2022

Hybrid working has changed the game when it comes to recruitment, and over the past couple of years, with the challenges thrown at businesses as a result of the pandemic, operations have had to be adaptable. Today, we go over which digital tools can help you in HR.

 

In 2022, the focus is going to be on adopting new technology and thinking more creatively as we continue to face the difficulties caused by the pandemic. These are some of the digital processes that recruitment teams should be focusing on in the year ahead. 

 

Utilise AI screening tools for HR

Artificial Intelligence has come a long way in recent years and it’s a great way to transform HR processes. In fact, some experts are of the opinion that AI has the potential to completely reinvent the HR function to improve efficiency and productivity

 

In particular, AI tools are incredibly useful for auto-screening CVs and analysing candidates for different roles, which improves productivity for HR teams and saves valuable time when working remotely. 

 

AI software can also be used for gathering feedback, upskilling workers by identifying their strengths and weaknesses, and much more to ease the pressure on HR professionals.  

 

Implement a chatbot

Increasingly, people want a chance to communicate with businesses on their own terms, whether that’s at a time that suits them or from a remote location. 

 

Chatbots are a great way to do just that, providing recruitment teams with the opportunity to communicate with interested applicants and deliver the information they’re requesting without needing to be available at all hours of the day. 

 

With a chatbot, you can ask candidates if they have any questions about the role, the business or the culture of the company, and deliver tailored responses depending on what the candidate asks the bot. It automates what can be a time-consuming task, while still providing a great service to applicants. 

 

Improve video interviewing systems for HR

Video interviewing has become the norm among lockdowns and isolation, but it is a recruiting technique that offers many benefits for businesses and applicants alike. It eliminates any geographical constraints and removes the need to have every potential candidate come into the office, streamlining the screening process. 

 

With a virtual interviewing system, you can provide applicants with pre-screening tests or questions before going through the formal interview process. And with electronic signatures, HR teams can even have applicants sign documents remotely, without needing to be in the office physically. 

 

Keep everyone safe with online logging

We’re far from out of the woods when it comes to COVID-19 and keeping staff and applicants safe is still essential. With hybrid recruitment, there’s a chance that applicants may still need to come into the office, whether for interviews, shadowing other members of the team or for training, so everyone needs to be on top of their game when it comes to testing and identifying risks. 

 

With online logging, individuals can have lateral flow tests delivered to their address and can use a smartphone or computer to upload their test results for evidence of their ability to travel safely. With digital certificates, you can be sure that candidates and interviewers are safe to travel and integrate without risk. 

 

Socials as tools for HR

Social media is such an integral part of our lives now that it makes sense to incorporate it into your recruitment strategy. In fact, many businesses have enjoyed success with targeted social channels that are centred solely on recruitment and target job candidates. 

 

Whether that’s interviewing existing employees about the benefits of working for the company, advertising roles as they arise or encouraging users to apply speculatively, social channels can be a great tool for HR teams to use to recruit interested applicants. 

 

Send documents digitally

You’ve chosen a candidate; they’ve accepted the role and you’re starting the onboarding process. But if your hire is going to be working remotely all the time, the easiest solution for HR professionals is to send out contracts and documents for signing digitally for speed and convenience. 

 

Electronic signatures in HR departments are incredibly useful, as they allow professionals to send contracts out straight away and receive them almost instantly, without any delays. It makes the onboarding process much quicker and easier and enables businesses to expand much faster.  

 

Final thoughts on tools for HR

From digital certificates as proof of vaccination to chatbots, AI screening tools and electronic signatures, HR teams can implement a wide range of digital processes to make recruitment tasks easier and more efficient.

Remote recruitment is a challenge that so many businesses have had to contend with more over the past two years, but with digital tools, it’s becoming easier than ever. 

 

Recruitment encompasses so many steps, from screening candidates and identifying the right set of skills for different roles to answering questions about the company and the interview process itself.

But digital tools can make it easier to recruit the right person for the job, even if not in the same physical location.

 

 

Daniel Groves has a background in Business Economics and has collaborated with many online publications within the finance and business growth sector. Daniel hopes to further develop his knowledge and share his experience with like-minded entrepreneurs, business owners and growth strategists. Connect with Daniel on LinkedIn: @DanielGroves90

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