Applicant tracking systems have grown greatly in prevalence and functionality in recent years, enabling HR departments across multiple industries to find the perfect candidate more easily than ever before. Applicant tracking software has simplified a process that previously required a significant amount of paperwork and employee time to review every resume—which at a large company could number in the thousands—in order to find the candidate that best matched their criteria and their business needs. Technology has made this process much easier by creating sorting algorithms, storing previous applicants, and highlighting the top candidates to aid hiring managers in this daunting task.
In order to work efficiently and accurately, employees need to maintain communications about every aspect of their responsibilities, schedules, projects and more, ensuring that everyone is on the same page. Technology advances have made conversation even more central to the everyday workflow, with email, texting, messaging apps and other new technologies making conversation faster and more convenient throughout the workday.
HR departments have benefited from the technology boom to improve both employee performance and employee contentment. With so many platforms, programs and systems to choose from, you can decide exactly what works best for you to optimize operations at your own organization.