Technology a Curse or a Blessing: Impacts on Recruitment Process

Recruiting isn’t as simple as it seems like, prior to the modern technological vigorous implementations, the organizations needed to depend on the recruiters to hire new candidates. But now as the world is changing rapidly, there are a ton of modern technologies that have come up to address issues related to the functions of HRM and had influenced every area of human resource management. These new technological advancements had influenced the recruitment to process so naturally, and the results are exceptionally precise: something which can’t be ensured by the traditional recruiting methods. The revolution in the recruitment technologies has grown a considerable measure by making it less complex for the organizations and agencies to hire individuals. The key constraints of revolution in the recruitment technologies are mentioned below and these are the reasons why the recruitment processes have turned out to be such a great amount of better than anyone might have expected.

  1. Internet a Key Tool or Platform: The Internet as already impacts the recruitment process and the development of Web 2.0 offers recruiters new perspectives. The web 2.0 practices are revealing new e-recruitment strategies. Web 2.0 is used by firms to develop employer branding and a reputation and to create new relationships with potential applicants.
  2. Machine’s Dependency and Effectiveness: In today’s highly advanced corporate world and technologically leaned era, the recruitment process in the organizations has started depending on the machines for effective and efficient hiring to ensure selection of the most appropriate candidate for the position offered. So far it has been proven that machines have not embarrassed humans for that, they give out accurate results while cutting down the huge costs and time a compare to traditional recruitment.
  3. Artificial Intelligence or Recruitment Software: Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been trended off recently but had shown unpredictable growth and influence in the recruitment industry. After its emergence and proven success, all organizations now prefer it over the traditional recruitment or recruitment agencies, which were too costly plus time taking. Therefore organizations are choosing the AI software over the human recruiters mostly. This is only because they give out the accurate results. One can also refer to the “Applicant Tracking Systems” that hold a self-assessment of about 12 minutes, and show the capabilities of the candidates there and then. Despite waiting for many days or hours to find out which candidate is most suitable one for the position offered.
  4. Collaborative Approach: With a diverse change in the environment to have flawless and perfectly aligned outcomes, few companies are considering and implementing both the Human intelligence (expertise and ways) with the AI (recruitment software) in order to improve the hiring process of the organizations for the accomplishment of best results. These practices have shown very positive and encouraging results.


Over the last five years, the HR discipline has undergone a rapid evolution. The fourth industrial revolution sees the digital revolution being autonomous, incorporated with artificial intelligence, machine learning, biotechnologies, and genomics. These developments will transform the way we live, and more so, the way we work. Some technical jobs will disappear, others will grow and jobs that do not even exist today will become commonplace. It’s undeniable that the future workforce will need to align its skill set to keep pace with the ever-changing demands of engineering and technology jobs.