24 Sep How to Attract Better Talent with Digital HR.
Today, even Human Resource departments need to get digitalised.
Specifically, SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud) technologies are the underlying engine of digital HR, working together to make your Human Resources operations much more efficient.
So, how exactly does Digital HR equip your HR department with the ability to attract and retain worthy talent fitting for your company?
5 ways to attract better talent with Digital HR
- Stay competitive in the hunt for talent
- Provide a digital medium for talents and organisations to connect
- Enable a more transparent feedback system
- Hire better with social media
- Create a more engaging workplace with gamification
1. Stay competitive in the hunt for talent
With Generation X retiring, the majority of staff in the near future will largely consist of Gen Z employees.
Unlike the older generations, these individuals grew up with technology and are profoundly familiar with it. Besides, the digital culture appeals to them – which ties in with all the underlying fundamentals of digital HR.
Thus when it comes to capturing Gen Z talent, the organisations that use digital systems for HR – such as sourcing, preselection, and resume screening – will have a significant competitive edge over the organisations that don’t.
2. Provide a digital medium for talents and organisations to connect
What do establishments such as Grab or marketplaces like Shopee have in common? They’re all digital platforms that connect two parties who either seek a service or have something to offer.
This results in a more ordered approach where with just a single click, customers can access the options they’re on the lookout for without having to spare much effort. In the case of organisations, digital HR does exactly that.
For skilled talents, it’s not the interview or the job that poses a challenge – it’s job hunting. With digital HR, skilled talents get wider access to connect to the right organisation.
3. Enable a more transparent feedback system
Feedback – whether constructive or not – is hard to come by.
HR digitalisation makes it convenient for employees to have their assessment, recommendations, and feedback known. For those who appreciate feedback (as they should), this makes the workplace more credible and attractive to candidates.
In addition, keeping records digitally is a lot more straightforward and user-friendly, alongside less possibility for human error.
4. Hire better with social media
Let’s face it, social media has completely transformed the recruitment process. Take LinkedIn for example, which has remodeled the entire hiring scene and also helped recruiters better understand a talent’s background.
Vice versa, talents now also look into the social media presence of an organisation too. Hiring through social media allows both parties to find the right fit.
5. Create a more engaging workplace with gamification
Using game mechanics in everyday non-game context can even help keep employees engaged.
For instance, many organisations in Northern Europe and Southeast Asia offer digital rewards to their employees if they meet their deadlines. These reward points can be translated to their employee benefits and used to cover travel expenses, gadgets, and more! If that doesn’t sound like a way to attract better talent with digital HR, we don’t know what does.
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