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Tech-enabled Humanity Report – Our 11 key takeaways

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Written by Shazia Ejaz Campaigns Director

The recruitment industry is undergoing a profound transformation, driven by the integration of various technologies. Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain, and data analytics are revolutionising the way recruiters find, engage, and hire talent. While these technological advancements offer unprecedented opportunities for streamlining processes and enhancing the candidate experience, it is essential to strike a balance between leveraging technology's advantages and preserving the human element in recruitment. 

In our recent “Tech-enabled humanity: your recruitment business and the tech revolution” report, we highlighted the various aspects of technology and the impact it has on the recruitment industry.   

It has never been more important to future proof your business and technology is likely to be at the forefront of industry change. For those recruiters that are prepared, technology can offer the key to success in a highly competitive market, but only when considered and implemented correctly. 

Here are some key takeaways from the report to get you started on your journey. 


  1. Technology is transforming recruitment through AI, blockchain, and data analytics: The integration of AI enables recruiters to automate repetitive tasks, such as CV screening and interview scheduling, leading to increased efficiency in talent acquisition. Blockchain technology enhances data security and integrity, ensuring sensitive candidate information remains protected. Data analytics tools provide insights into recruitment metrics, helping recruiters make informed decisions and optimise their strategies.

  2. Balance technology with the human element for successful recruitment: While technology offers numerous benefits, recruiters must strike a balance by preserving the human touch in their interactions with candidates and clients. Building strong relationships, understanding candidate needs, and providing personalised guidance remain essential. 

  3. Use technology to enhance the candidate experience and engagement: Thoughtful integration of technology can improve the candidate experience. Innovative approaches, such as engaging candidates through social media platforms, make recruitment more appealing and accessible to younger talent. Real-time data obtained through GPS technology facilitates seamless communication with candidates and clients, ensuring a smooth process and improved satisfaction. 

  4. Overcome challenges in technology adoption and prioritise CRM systems: Technology adoption may present challenges, with recruiters prioritising use of external platforms over their own CRM systems. Encouraging recruiters to see the value of their CRM and actively updating it can ensure its usefulness, leading to more efficient recruitment practices. 

  5. Leverage AI for candidate sourcing, screening, and prediction: AI presents vast opportunities in recruitment, including sourcing best-fit candidates, ranking applicants, automating background checks, and predicting job performance. Utilising AI in these areas enhances recruitment efficiency and saves time for consultants. 

  6. Enhance recruitment efficiency with AI automation and engagement: AI-driven tools, such as chatbots and calendar integrations, streamline interview scheduling and candidate interaction. 

  7. Align technology strategy with business goals for success: It is essential to align technology adoption with the overall business strategy. Understanding how technology can support and enhance business goals is vital in making informed decisions. 

  8. Prioritise ethics and transparency in data use and decision-making: Putting ethical considerations at the centre of data what data you use is important for transparency around decision-making and ensures fairness to candidates and other stakeholders. 

  9. Collaborate with employees for effective change management: Successful change management requires leaders to collaborate with teams and explain reasons for change. They must also be empathetic to potential impacts of change on colleagues. A collaborative approach engages employees, making them feel heard and involved in improving the business. 

  10. Use technology for streamlining compliance checks and data security: Implementing secure portable credentials wallets with verified qualifications and employment documents can streamline background checks and safeguard sensitive candidate information. 

  11. Create seamless onboarding experiences: Ensuring user trust and delivering relevant content quickly are critical for a positive user experience. Recruiters should develop repeatable and slick onboarding experiences to attract and retain participants in their platforms. 

As the recruitment industry strives to adapt and become more technologically advanced it is key to strike the right balance between technology and the human touch. By prioritising customer-centricity, data quality, and ethical considerations, recruitment professionals can navigate the challenges and seize the opportunities that technology brings.  

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Tech - enabled humanity report

As a valued member of the REC, our newest technology report “Tech-enabled humanity: Your recruitment business and the tech revolution'' is available for you now. The report sets out the future of the industry and illuminates the importance of action to stay ahead in a tech-enabled world

Read the report