Digital Transformation in HR

The 4th Industrial Revolution in South Africa: Human Resources is finally coming to the party.

Transformation in job hunting

1) HR Managers & Recruiters prefer email

  • For those who are HR Managers or Recruiters, the most common way that they receive CV applications is via their work email, with online platforms like LinkedIn and PNet coming second at 31%.

2) Job seekers prefer online platforms

  • On the other side of the coin, job seekers apply for work using both their emails and online platforms, but no one uses fax. Perhaps it’s the ‘Millennial Age’ that requires us to do things more instantaneously, but 43% of the people who participated in the survey fully agreed that online platforms are more helpful in the job application process than physically handing in a CV to the HR Manager directly.

3) Most job positions are placed via email, but a more digital approach would be preferred

  • 40% of my Twitter surveyors also applied for their current positions via email, and while this method of applying for jobs may be the most prominent, 65% of people still fully agree that the hiring process still needs to adopt a more digital approach when it comes to finding candidates.

Transformation in the workplace

In the same way that technology continually evolves, so does the way we work, and now — more than ever — HR needs to evolve with it.



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