SMAC is now driving talent acquisition

Earlier, the process of getting the right employees on board seemed straighforward. With newer jobs that are based on use of multiple technologies looming on the horizon, getting the right fit isn’t easy anymore.

SMAC (acronym for ‘Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud’) seems to be the answer to this predicament.

A blend of multiple technologies, SMAC integrates different and distinct functions into a single platform.

Our basis of recruitment has shifted, and the use of SMAC solutions has helped transform human capital management. Now, job hunters often begin their interactions with employers through social media. And employers are increasingly finding out that leveraging social tools can move organisations ahead of their peers in winning the competition for the best global talent.

‘Social’ and ‘Analytics’ can play key roles in recruitment. Considering most people leave solid digital footprints, it is easy to get a fair idea of a person. This data can be funnelled into the recruitment process.

There is a whole army of mobile addicts out there, who prefer smartphones and wearable technology, over personal computers. Due to easy-to-carry mobile devices, the data generated on social media and other platforms is constant and immense. HR practitioners can use this people data in recruitment. If credit card companies and banks use powerful analytical tools to crawl through social media data before giving their customers credit loans, why can’t recruiters do the same?

Cloud has offered us with many opportunities to transform talent acquisition. Cloud-based delivery of software applications, for example, can help companies consolidate disparate talent management systems. Besides calculating employee payrolls and manage data, cloud technologies have helped us track applications and performance appraisals, generate reports, and search relevant resumes.

These solutions have made employees smarter. Businesses become smarter when they think out-of-the-box and making use of applications where SMAC is involved has only helped them push those boundaries.

( Andesh Bhatti is Founder and CEO of Collectcent. )

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