Brandon Hall Group’s 2018 Talent Acquisition Technology Research Summary was recently published and I am excited to tell you that the market is beginning to understand and react to the impact of AI on talent acquisition. There is increased demand for both standard and “emerging” solutions, such as chat bots and job matching. Organizations’ talent-acquisition technology maturity levels are rising and their technology priorities for the next two years have far-reaching implications.
In terms of demand, about one-third of the organizations seek to acquire these solutions in the next twelve months: analytics, applicant tracking systems, candidate experience portals and onboarding. Among a variety of emerging solutions/functionalities, about one-fifth plan to purchase (within the next two years), functionalities such as predictive analytics and job matching.
When looking at talent-acquisition technology maturity levels, there has been a dramatic increase over the past two years. Compared to findings from our 2016 Talent-Acquisition Technology Survey, there was a big drop in the percentage of organizations without technology and a significant increase in the percentage of organizations rising to Level 3 of the Brandon Hall Group Maturity Model. Organizations at Level 3 have a talent-acquisition technology strategy and roadmap in place, and their technology was deployed for most processes in a consistent and integrated fashion. The model starts at Level 0 (non-existent) and rises to Level 4 (optimal).
With respect to priorities for the next two years, the top three areas are: candidate experience, onboarding, and diversity and inclusion. These three priorities signal that organizations understand that in this highly-competitive market, they must provide a consumer-like and inclusive experience for all candidates and onboarding practices and technology should in place that will engage and prepare new hires for a successful career at their organization.
Of course, there are more compelling findings in Brandon Hall Group’s 2018 Talent-Acquisition Technology Summary. Click here to download a free copy.
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