Maximising Recruitment Technology

Maximising Recruitment Success Through Technology

By Jeremy Sutton

Tuesday 28th February 2023

Utilisation of technology is the future of recruitment processes.

In today’s fast-paced and competitive job market, the utilisation of technology has become paramount in modern recruitment processes. Employers are increasingly turning to innovative tools and platforms to streamline their hiring procedures, enhance candidate experience, and ultimately secure top talent.

One of the most significant advantages of technology in recruitment is its ability to widen the talent pool. With the advent of online job boards, professional networking sites, and applicant tracking systems, recruiters can reach a broader audience of potential candidates. This expanded reach increases the likelihood of finding diverse candidates with the right skills and qualifications to meet organisational needs. Tapping into much larger talent pools brings new challenges to Talent Acquisition professionals. How can we screen higher numbers of candidates in a cost-effective manner? Organisations need to identify, at scale, the right candidates to move forward to the next stage in the recruitment process…

The challenge lies in assessing the attributes which best predict success in a specific role and align with your organisational culture to ensure a match. Online platforms such as Hogan’s Configure offer hiring managers the ability to choose from up to 68 behavioural competencies that are scientifically proven to predict performance outcomes on the job. An online assessment is given to each candidate (approximately 30 minutes to complete), and they are then ranked in order according to how closely they match those competencies. This helps created a non-biased short list that screens applicants fairly. These types of online assessments eliminate unconscious biases associated with gender, race, and other protected demographics. This standardised and equitable approach creates a level playing field for candidates.

In conclusion, the integration of technology in modern recruitment practices presents significant opportunities for organisations to optimise their hiring processes and gain a competitive edge in talent acquisition. By harnessing the power of technology, employers can enhance their recruitment outcomes, improve candidate experiences, and ultimately build high-performing teams capable of driving organisational success in the digital age.


Jeremy Sutton, personality assessment and developmental coach, leadership coach, leadership development coach , executive leadership coach, occupational psychologist uk, talent management strategist

Jeremy Sutton

Head of Consulting

With 17 years in the consulting industry as a psychologist, and 10 years as a Sales Director for an electronics company, Jeremy brings a commercial nous to his solutions. He started 3 Minute Mile in 2006 to break through the artificial barriers we create in our minds to reaching our full potential.