The world we live in is shaped dramatically by technology. In the last decade or so, everything from the way we work to the way we socialize has been impacted by the latest gadgets.
These days, we have voice activated assistants in our homes, we all own smartphones, we have incredible GPS tech in our cars and everything from the medical industry to marketing has been impacted by the way things have progressed. In business, it’s fair to say that if you don’t keep up you’ll quickly be left in the dark ages. Here are some types of tech you can utilize.
There are a number of ways that technology can streamline your recruitment process. The first is online testing, as you’ll want to know that candidates are skilled and competent enough to handle the tasks that the role demands. Having good qualifications and experience is a start, but testing enables you to see their skills in action. It helps you to narrow down your interview pool to the best candidates, saving you time and money. Since candidates will take the test from home, there’s no need to arrange meetings and you only need to call in the ones that pass for interview. Video interviewing is another option, and is as close to a traditional interview as possible as you can get. You can see the candidate in person and take in their appearance and body language as well as other factors which can allow you to make a decision. Since pre-recorded questions can be sent to candidates and then the footage can be watched back at a convenient time, there’s no need to arrange lots of meetings, which all in all make the recruitment process much quicker and easier. You of course also have the option of conducting live video interviews too.
Everything from marketing to accounting to HR software and so much more can be found these days. Get rid of the old manual methods, you might not be able to completely automate things (yet!) but the tech out there can help your workers in all departments of your company.
More and more businesses are taking the leap into cloud computing, as there are so many benefits it offers. And it’s worth knowing that it’s not just for huge corporations, and is something that smaller and even home-based businesses should be taking advantage of. It’s useful to be able to access your data any time, anywhere- cloud computing allows you to set up essentially a ‘virtual office’ which gives you the freedom of connecting to your business anywhere, any time. Cloud computing enables you to share your information with those you’re collaborating too. This is useful for bigger companies as employees are able to work together on projects with ease, but it’s great for sole traders too. If you’re outsourcing or working with freelancers, it means you all have access to the same files and they can contribute directly if needed. Using the cloud can save you money as well as time, and is something that all businesses will eventually need to get on board with to stay up to date. If you’re worried about being left in the dark ages, subscribe to technology news and read blogs so you can ensure your company keeps up with the competition.