Digital technologies have had a game-changing impact on most industries across the UK. You don’t need to look further than organisations such as Uber and Airbnb to see how truly transformative technology has been to a wide range of industries. Yet there’s one industry that hasn’t seen much impact from technology, but is on the cusp of something great: recruitment.
The saying ‘good things come in small packages’ may not apply to all things in life but when it comes to business, small really can be beautiful. When I say beautiful I mean efficient, agile, productive and focused. Not particularly romantic I know but these qualities are important to every business owner I’ve ever met.
Recruiting new staff for SMEs has always been too time-consuming, expensive and error-prone. The cost of making a bad hire is huge but businesses make them all the time. It’s become such a norm that we’ve all become immune to just how painful hiring is.