From Industrial Age Artifact to the Future of Work: Reinventing the Employment Process

It seems the Information Age has been around so long no no one really speaks about it much

It seems the Information Age has been around so long no no one really speaks about it much anymore let alone references the Industrial Age.  Yet we are still using practices to find and hire people developed over a century ago during the industrial age.

Worse yet, these practices have not evolved and improved with automation and available technology, but have instead become more bureaucratic, inefficient, and generally frustrating.  Of course technology has been applied around the fringes and has automated existing processes but what about a wholesale reinvention?

What about a new way of thinking that resets how we connect with work as well as what “work” itself means?  Hiring managers can’t find good talent, it takes over 50 days on average to fill a position, and candidates are subjected to an experience that is far removed from enjoyable and often barely tolerable.  There is a better way and Genesys Talent is defining it.

The following three principles are core to the future as we see it:

  1. Transparency and control must be put back into the hands of the candidate with a simple but powerful experience that puts joy back into the process of finding work.
  2. Develop new means for quantifying a person and a job, our work and life experiences are too detailed and varied to be effectively captured in a single job title.
  3. Instead of unknown recruiters searching for numerous candidates on every open position give the individual job consumer the power to perform highly targeted searches that produce a good selection of highly relevant opportunities rather than an endless list to filter through.

 

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