Technology has changed and shaped our world. From cloud computing to mobile applications, technology has become an essential part of our professional and business lives. Recruiting is no exception. In fact, companies that do not stay current with technology advances cannot compete in today’s tech-centered business landscape.
As we have all experienced, technology doesn’t keep itself up-to-date and stable. Typically, issues tend to happen at critical times or at odd hours – like in the middle of the night or on weekends. Maintaining technology can be a treacherous mountain to climb with unexpected issues that arise without warning. These can overwhelm internal staff and can be extremely costly especially if this is not your core competency.
Technology is a business issue. As technology gets old, it can be a hindrance to your overall company’s performance. Antiquated technology can actually make tasks such as posting open jobs more difficult and time consuming than doing it manually. In other cases (like security breaches or system crashes), unstable technology can actually stop your business from functioning. Lastly, if your infrastructure is slow, it can frustrate or prevent candidates trying to apply – the main reason why you have a career portal in the first place.
If this describes your situation, you are not alone. Over the next 12 months, 50% of companies plan to invest in technology upgrades, specifically focused on their career portals. So let’s take a journey to explore the benefits of having a technology partner (or as in this analogy, a “Sherpa”) that will help guide you through this process.
Fortunately, there are technology Sherpas in recruiting and career portals. Sherpas can guide you to your business and technical goals equipped with professional services, customizable applications and high-performance cloud infrastructures. Specifically, cloud technology has allowed companies to purchase services and infrastructure at a fraction of the cost, keeping the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) low yet benefit from constant product enhancements.
The following are some of the benefits you should be receiving from your technology partner:
- Stable and high performing infrastructure
- Ongoing support for all devices and browsers
- Up-to-date recruiting features and functionality
- Implementation services and best practices
- Back up and disaster recovery plans
- Security and technology compliance
- Secure and encrypted transactions
- Robust integration capabilities
- Modern and user-friendly user interfaces
- Automation for systems and processes that maintain themselves
- New innovations
- Maintenance of servers, hardware, and software upgrades
If you are considering upgrading your technology, remember every journey starts with a single step. With the right guidance and technology, you can realize goals that may have previously seemed daunting. Who knows, you may find that your company can use technology as a competitive advantage and even be known as a “tech leader”.