One in four businesses already use robotics in their HR function

According to a recent survey by global talent acquisition and management firm, Alexander Mann Solutions, 25% of senior HR professionals already use robotics in their HR or talent acquisition function.

However, despite the fact that over 70% of senior HR professionals believe that robotics will have a positive impact on their organisation over the next three years, figures from LinkedIn’s 2017 Global Recruitment Trends report reveals that internal teams are only investing 17% of their budget into new technologies. A figure which continues to be dwarfed by investment into job adverts, and recruitment agencies, which combined account for over 50% of their total spend.

Laurie Padua, Director of Technology and Operations Consulting at Alexander Mann Solutions, commented on the need for a greater focus on innovation;

“Not only is it encouraging to see that one in four senior HR professionals is already using robotics as part of their Talent strategies but also that over 70% of department leaders understand the benefits of utilising robotics and automation in their HR functions. Software automation holds significant opportunities for HR professionals, and can augment the repetitive tasks often inherent with talent acquisition, including data migration, sifting and aggregating. In fact, analysis from GR8 revealed that as much as 60% of recruiters’ time is devoted to sorting candidates, and that by automating the top of their funnel process recruiters can gain between three and five hours a day which can be used for truly productive tasks.”

“These tools are not intended to eliminate the role of HR professionals, they are designed to relieve them from repetitive, often mundane tasks that consume valuable time which would be best spent leveraging their interpersonal skills and engaging with candidates.”

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