Securing and maintaining a capable workforce is a challenge for many companies, especially in a landscape brimming with skill shortages and fierce competition for top talent. Add to that the fact that the recruiting landscape has changed dramatically over recent years, partially due to the emergence of newer technologies, and many organizations find it difficult to keep pace.
Often, the simplest solution for companies is to partner with a capable managed services provider (MSP). However, it’s also important o understand what’s in store for the future of staffing. That way, organizations can ensure they partner with a provider that is on top of new developments.
If you wonder what the world of staffing will look like in the coming years, here’s what you need to know.
Increased Use of AI
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been making waves in many sectors for several years now. In the world of staffing, the biggest impact of AI is on talent sourcing and screening.
With the right technologies in place, high-quality candidates can be identified with greater ease. The AI can be programmed to seek out professionals who meet specific requirements, allowing them to locate suitable job seekers in applicant tracking systems (ATSs), on social media, and through other sources.
When a candidate within an MSP’s ATS is matched to a role, the provider knows that the job seeker meets the requirements set forth. If the AI finds a right-fit professional in other sources, the MSP’s team can reach out to engage with the candidate, expanding the talent pool and securing the ideal candidate for the role quickly.
AI-supported chatbots are even playing a role in recruiting. Candidates can reach out with questions, receiving immediate answers to common questions from the bot. If the person needs more in-depth support, the chatbot can transition the conversation to a recruiter, ensuring seamless service that results in higher engagement.
Inclusive Recruitment Processes
Most companies understand the benefits of having a diverse workforce. While many companies are working to cultivate inclusive cultures, designing an inclusive recruitment process isn’t always as simple. The habits of yesteryear aren’t ideal for promoting diversity, including many routines that aren’t obviously subverting diversity objectives.
Thanks to newer technologies, more inclusive recruitment processes are becoming available. There are solutions that can flag terminology in job ads that may favor a particular gender or candidate background, creating opportunities to adjust the phrasing to reach neutral territory. Blind resume screening options are increasingly accessible, allowing companies to combat the impact of unconscious biases by removing identifying information.
Additionally, real-time analytics help organizations monitor their results with greater ease. They can watch for positive shifts after instituting changes, allowing them to see the outcomes of their diversity efforts quickly and facilitating faster improvement.
Ultimately, this is just some of what’s on the horizon. If you would like to learn more about what’s in store for the future of staffing, the team at Apogee Managed Solutions wants to hear from you. Contact us today.