What happened to the “human” in human resources?

Written by Lexie on December 8, 2020

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What happened to the “human” in human resources?

Did you know that up to 70% of employers are using social media to screen candidates during hiring? Well, to the team at yourself.online, that is no surprise. In fact, human resources and recruiting teams are increasingly relying on various technologies to streamline the hiring process, and this should be on the mind of anyone considering or searching for a new job. We’ve teamed up with Intry, a company working to optimize resumes to get the low-down on how employers are looking at your resume, and your presence online with automated tools as part of today’s job search.

The first person to see your resume...isn’t a person at all

When an employer posts a new job, they often expect to receive hundreds of applications. For any one person to sort through and determine who should move on to the next round, would be near impossible. Just reading through every application would be largely time consuming. As a result, human resources departments have relied on Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to filter through resumes and only advance candidates that fit within a certain criteria. On average, 75% of resumes never make it past these systems. Jennifer Sethre, founder and CEO of Intry shares, "Our research has shown that only 1 in 4 resumes actually make it past applicant tracking systems and in front of Hiring Managers. There are 127 different reasons why these applicant tracking systems may not accept a job seeker's resume."

Intry is helping candidates get past ATS

Despite the new technologies that companies are using in the hiring process, candidates can still overcome these obstacles. Our strategic partner, Intry, is helping candidates do just that. Jennifer Sethre continues, "Our priority is to eliminate all bias, increase candidate exposure in the hiring process and help connect job seekers to employers. Our patented resume technology is proven to help resumes get past applicant tracking systems and help job seekers get up to 240% more job interviews." Intry’s proprietary tool uses AI technology to overcome the 127 reasons resumes get kicked out of applicant tracking systems.

From ATS to Social Media Scraping: an easy transition

Now that companies and HR departments are increasingly comfortable relying on ATS to review resumes, they have opened the door to other technologies too. While ATS is a significant component of a changing HR environment, don’t forget, this isn’t the only automated aspect of the hiring process. Companies are relying on tools to search your social media too. When hiring managers uncover negative content on your social media accounts, these old posts can cloud their perception of you or create assumptions about your reputation and qualifications.

Check out our previous blog on what employers are searching for online and how they are using tools like Fama and Good Egg to do so efficiently. Your qualifications, ambitions, and experiences should be at the forefront when potential employers are reviewing your candidacy--not old posts and tweets. We have all been building our digital footprints for many years, and it is often time consuming and complex to track down all of your accounts, posts, and images. Despite how time consuming this may be, ensuring your social media accounts are a positive reflection of who you are, is a critical component of positioning yourself in the best light before submitting your application.

Get started today and we’re always here to help

If you aren’t a yourself.online customer yet, we invite you to join us, and try out our recently launched free features and learn more about what we offer in our latest release. If you ever need any advice or support, you’re welcome to call us on 512 961 8558 in the US or 020 7193 8292 in the UK or email info@yourself.online.

To get started with Intry or learn more about their resume tool, you can email them directly at support@intry.careers.