4 Technologies That Free HR to Work With People Instead of Just Their Paperwork

From automated emails to applicant tracking systems to video interviews, technology provides essential tools for HR teams today. A 2014 survey by The Starr Conspiracy revealed that more than half (57 percent) of the 210 companies surveyed said they plan to invest in some type of HR technology solution in the coming 12 months.

As more companies integrate tech into everyday HR processes, the risk increases that some will lose sight of the human aspect of human resources. But embracing tech doesn’t mean dropping the human side of HR. When used right, technology enables businesses and HR professionals to be even more personable.

Here are four facets of HR where technology is commonly used and how to make the most of that tech without neglecting the human side of business:

1. Talent acquisition.

The hiring process is a key function of human resources that has been largely affected by technology. Applicant tracking systems (ATS), for instance, help HR professionals manage their candidate pool. Once that pool is narrowed down, it’s time to begin screening applicants, and many companies are now relying on video technology to paint the perfect candidate picture.

While applicant tracking systems have made hiring managers’ lives easier with keyword filtering and video interviews , do applicants feel the same way?

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