Anuj Agrawal, 35, has dabbled in the recruitment industry since 2005. With 100 employees and two offices in Noida and Bengaluru, his firm Zyoin offers recruitment and consultancy services to over 300 companies, including Amazon, Goibibo, Play Games and PayU. But there were some constant niggles. With no universal template around which resumes are written and structured, mining and matching thousands with job positions was a huge task. Available parsing technologies were basic and didn't sort and match well. Also, the resumes in their database would often get dated. Last year, Agrawal got a cold email from Anand Kumar, founder of Bengaluru-based Skillate, an artificial intelligence (AI)-based recruitment solution platform that helps companies read and match resumes.
We're a nation glued to our smartphones, according to a 2015 Ofcom report. Sixteen- to 24-year-olds are the biggest user group – 90% of them own one and look at it 387 times each day on average. It's clear that if recruiters are searching for a young, captive audience from which to source talent, they should be thinking mobile. Software companies are seeing growing demand from employers looking for gamified recruitment apps. Whether companies are seeking greater diversity or bubbly shop assistants, there's much in this new breed of digital tools to attract businesses.
The process of job hunting can be arduous. While some sought-after job vacancies are never usually posted on the internet, the ones that are displayed can get lost between company websites, job boards and professional social media avenues. Moreover, sifting through multiple job postings is a cumbersome practice and finding the right position that fits one's passions, experience and goals can be a herculean task for many.
In a new report launched by Hays today, 'Recruitment Remodelled' examines the evolution of the recruitment industry where the traditional human-centric skills of matching candidates with organisations are now working hand-in-hand with data science, machine learning, predictive analytics and other digital tools and technologies.