Let’s say, you’re in the market for a new job. You make a few calls and email your resume to whomever you can. If you’re lucky, you get a call from a recruiter right away: “There is a vacancy. Are you interested?” Thanking your lucky stars, you say “yes”, not knowing that your ordeal has only just begun. Once the preliminary interview is done, you’re called for a personal interview, what seems like, hundreds of miles away from home.
Luckily, things are changing in the jobs sector. And technology is leading this change. Recruiters are adopting technology in a big way, not only making it easier for employees to find the right jobs, but also for companies to reduce the paperwork and shortlist candidates much faster.
This is how it works. Applicants get a toll-free number from the recruiter over which he/she is prompted by an IVR to record all relevant information such as employment history, educational background and areas of expertise. These answers even provide information on the personality of the employee, making it a great tool for the first round of filtering.
Because this information is permanently available with the employer, he doesn’t have to go through bundles of resumes, or worse start the whole process again, when a vacancy comes up later. The employer can simply listen to the recorded information and take a quick and informed decision on the merits of a candidate.
We are making it all possible. Leading job portals have used Knowlarity’s platform for prescreening prospective employees. Each candidate is directed to a number for pre-screening. This information is maintained in the cloud for quick accessibility. One only needs internet connectivity to access this recorded data. The employer does not even have to bear the cost of maintaining data since cloud telephony works in a managed environment.
It is a win-win situation for employers as well as job hunters.