Recruitment Technology Outlook 2011 – Heading Back to the Future?

rec_tech_suppFollowing an economically turbulent 2009 and 2010, we can breathe a sigh of relief that a new year has arrived and hopefully we can all look towards a positive 2011.

However, the start of a new year is a time for businesses to define new objectives for the year ahead and find out what new technologies are available to support their business processes throughout the year.

Front office software is no exception to this rule – and in the latest edition of Recruiter Magazine, an insightful technology supplement has been written looking at technology trends in 2011 for recruiters.

Making the best of technology to help and improve the recruiting process should always be the aim, rather than technology for technology’s sake: Recruiter magazine editor Sue Weekes, has asked a few experts in their field to highlight what they think the opportunities may be for the coming year.

James Lawson, Business Development Manager at Bond International Software was interviewed and gave his opinion:

‘We can expect a rise in the number of products and technology-based services which reflect the widespread shift in emphasis towards enhancing the levels of service recruiters are able to offer clients, beyond simply placing more candidates into more roles. Dashboards, for instance, are overtaking traditional databases in the real-time monitoring of activity and progress. Most notably, however, is the degree to which expectations have risen when it comes to mobile functionality….

…The growing trend of i-Desking – the use of iPads and similar tablets to access the back office software system – will cause technology providers to accelerate their development of mobile applications that are compatible with leading hardware releases….’

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