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April 30, 2019 8:42 am by
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Tribepad founder and CEO, Dean Sadler, will be speaking at the CIPD HR Software and Recruitment Show on 12–13 June. As voice-enabled technology continues to grow in popularity, Dean’s talk on the 12th June will show you how your company can make the most of these new opportunities.

The rise of voice technology

Voice-enabled technology is built into almost all modern smartphones and, according to EY’s annual digital home survey, almost 1 in 4 people now use voice technology in their home.

This growth in voice tech is having a huge impact on recruitment too. The companies that embrace the power of voice-enabled technology are going to see the benefits first. With the right software, it will allow them to find and hire the best people quicker and easier than ever before.

In his talk, Dean will cover just why voice is faster and more powerful, as well as look at some of the ways it will affect candidates and recruiters.

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Those of us in the recruitment already know how important a great candidate experience is to hiring top talent. With voice technology, job seekers can speak directly to their device to search for roles, ask for further information and even complete common tasks like set up job alerts.

Apart from giving candidates a more interactive, more engaging experience, voice also allows them to work hands-free. Gartner predicts that by 2020, 30 percent of web browsing sessions will be done without a screen, so there will come a point soon where companies that offer voice as an option will be ahead of the game.

How recruiters can find their voice

For recruiters, the benefits of voice technology are all about speed and efficiency. Simple voice commands can help you go to specific pages or sections of your Applicant Tracking System (ATS), filter candidate responses or create reports that give you valuable insights.

Instead of clicking through menu items or typing out search queries, imagine simply saying the following:

  • “Go to the interview page.”
  • “Show me candidates who answered yes to question three.”
  • “Find all candidates registered in April.”

Though it might seem like a new technology, voice is already pretty powerful. As the tech continues to evolve and improve, recruiters will be able to do even more using voice alone. That’s why in his talk, Dean will look at not just the impact voice can have on your company now, but where the technology is going in the future.

See you at the Show?

If you’d like to learn more about voice technology and how it can have a positive impact on your company, you won’t want to miss Dean’s talk at the CIPD HR Software and Recruitment Show. The date again for the show is 12–13 June and the venue is Olympia in London.

Dean will be joined by other members of the Tribepad team, so do say hello if you’d like to know more about us and our recruitment software.


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