1. ‘Human skills’ remain essential

In an ever-advancing technical world, it’s easy to question where ‘human skills’ now fit in to the workplace. In the high-tech future of automation, will your skills still be applicable?

“Whilst 38 per cent of manufacturers said they will need new software, more than eight in ten firms said staff skills are key… It is encouraging to see companies recognising that simply investing in new technologies alone will not transform their business.”

Onrec addresses these concerns, noting the prevailing importance of human skills in the workplace, and exploring how employers can invest in lifelong training.

Read it now: Skills still most important factor to adopting technology advances


  1. How can we further embrace technology?

Keeping pace with technological progression is crucial in business. However, in terms of embracing tech, one sector seems to be falling behind.

“In business there is one very clear department where the adoption of technology is slow. According to Cap Gemini, 75% of leaders in HR and talent management say their companies are behind the curve in the use of social technology, both internally and externally.”

In this article, HRZone explores the root causes of why HR departments are falling behind with technology, and what can be done about it.

Read it now: The digital black hole – why HR needs to urgently digitise and socialise talent management


  1. Exploring the future of recruitment technology

In order to keep up with candidates’ and recruiters’ developing needs, recruitment technology has continued to evolve. From Applicant Tracking System to talent acquisition platform, the technology we’re using to track and hire candidates is continuously moving forward.

“Online recruitment technology today should be labelled in a way which reflects its capabilities. I think ‘ATS’ has become an outdated term for a lot of systems which have evolved beyond applicant tracking in its purest sense. Instead, we should start to refer to these solutions as talent acquisition platforms.”

Hireserve’s very own Founder and MD, Jeremy, observes the past and present of recruitment technology, and even provides a glimpse into its future, in our recent blog.

Read it now: The changing face of talent acquisition tech


  1. Could falling behind in technology affect your recruitment efforts?

Despite the leaps and bounds made in technology in recent years, some workplaces are slower to implement the latest tech. This can have a negative effect on attracting talent, as the following article explores.

“It’s astonishing to see just how many businesses still rely on outdated technologies like the fax machine. As the new generation of employees starts to enter the workforce, businesses need to understand that offering the latest communications technology is more than an IT issue, it’s a recruitment issue.”

Talk Business looks at research into the varying technological expectations of different generations in the workplace, and evaluates how this could be off-putting to the new ‘App Generation’ entering the working world.

Read it now: Third of businesses still consider the fax machine an “essential item”

About the author

Hannah Vincent

From candidate experience to flexible working, and from supporting graduates to ATS reports; Hannah's written it all over the years! Hannah has contributed to publications as diverse as The Guardian, UK Recruiter and University Business. She is also the wordsmith behind our whitepapers and guides, from GDPR to Employee Volunteering.