Recruitment automation has been talked about for several years but has not been widely adopted as yet. For many businesses, most stages of the recruitment process are still very manual- from CV screening to candidate interview management.
As mobile becomes the primary driver of candidate engagement- with almost 60% of South Africans now using smartphones- automation of the recruitment process is becoming more viable. What elements of the recruitment process will be automated in 2019?
Giraffe analyses this as well as several other major trends in our latest insights article- 6 ways recruitment in South Africa will change in 2019.
Recruitment is changing globally, driven primarily by digital forces such as the ubiquity of smartphones, the rise of software as a service and the extensive permeation of social media into professional life.
However South Africa has certain political and regulatory factors that recruiters and HR professionals should be aware of as they devise their strategies for 2019.
In this article we examine the likely key changes in recruitment in South Africa in 2019. Specifically we look at:
- The fate of recruitment agencies and job boards- will they sink or swim?
- Social recruiting and recruitment automation- fiction or reality?
- The latest labour broking and POPI rules- how will they impact you?
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Giraffe is a fully-automated, low-cost recruitment agency service operating in Gauteng, Cape Town, Durban and the rest of South Africa. Giraffe focuses on medium-skilled jobs such as call centre, field sales, customer service and retail.
Giraffe uses mobile technology and matching algorithms to automatically source, screen and contact qualified candidates, enabling recruiters and HR teams to significantly streamline their recruitment processes and recruit the best staff faster and more affordably than any other way.