The 2020s have been the age of digital transformation, ushering in business buzzwords like pivot, agility, resilience, 360, and the granddaddy of them all: disruption.
Historically, the word ‘disruption’ carried a negative connotation suggesting disharmony and chaos. By definition, however, ‘disruption’ means “the act of interrupting the normal course of an activity or process”… which is precisely what modern technologies are doing.
Disruption has brought endless opportunities for businesses to make fundamental updates to their processes, systems, and operations. And companies that don’t embrace disruption risk being left behind in an ever-changing world.
One sector ripe for disruption is the staffing industry. Fortunately, emerging companies like digital staffing agency, Jombone, have emerged to help revolutionize the staffing process through automation and streamlined processes.
So, what does disruptive technology have to do with staffing?
The traditional approach to recruitment and onboarding has long become outdated, leaving businesses and job seekers with an inefficient and unsatisfactory experience. Fortunately, the 2020s have ushered in a new era of digital transformation, bringing disruptive technologies to the forefront, and revolutionizing how we view staffing today.
From cloud computing to predictive data analysis and artificial intelligence (AI), disruptive technologies are opening doors of opportunity that allow businesses to stay agile in their operations and quickly find qualified talent.
But why should businesses embrace disruption when it comes to their staffing process? Here are five key reasons:
- Standardization of Processes: Disruption allows companies to standardize their processes, making the search for qualified talent easier and more efficient while bypassing redundancies or organizational limitations. Gone are the days when you had to perform tedious background checks or read through countless resumes; with automation tools, these tasks can be automated so recruiters can focus on more important activities such as building human connections with both job seekers and employers.
- Centralization of Business Functions: By using disruptive technology, companies can centralize certain business functions into one platform, such as recruitment, onboarding, and payroll processing. This centralization creates a better-managed system that increases control over resources and accelerates various processes at once.
- Agility to Changing Regulatory Environment: One great benefit of disruption is its ability to keep businesses’ operations agile as regulations change from region to region or country to country. This agility also helps them stay compliant with labour laws which can be a difficult task without assistance from automated systems that track changes as they happen.
- Demand-Supply Fluctuations: Disruptive technologies allow companies to manage fluctuations in supply and demand by leveraging predictive data analytics tools like AI. These tools can analyze current market conditions to anticipate potential changes so employers can adjust accordingly before such changes occur.
- Generation Z & Mobility Solutions: Gen Z is a generational cohort raised on technology and instant gratification. Disruptive strategies like mobile recruitment allow employers to accommodate the lifestyle expectations of Gen Z workers, while collaboration tools, social networking, and other features within a mobility-focused recruitment process capture Gen Z’s attention to boost recruitment.
From standardizing processes and centralizing functions to staying agile in changing regulatory environments and managing demand-supply fluctuations, disruption provides a valuable tool for companies to find qualified talent. Mobility solutions are also appealing to the modern Gen Z job seeker, making disruption the go-to strategy for today’s world of employment.
“If I had asked my customers what they wanted they would have said a faster horse.” – Henry Ford
Solutions designed to solve the problems of the late 20th century are insufficient to meet the demands of today’s business landscape. Businesses that embrace this new reality position themselves to succeed where others fail – when personal computers first entered the marketplace, some typewriter manufacturers doubled down to create even better typewriters. Others pivoted to make computer keyboards.
Disruption is solving the inefficiencies of yesterday’s industries by applying new solutions to old problems… and by recognizing which problems have changed to the extent their original solutions no longer fit.
Through its digital platform, Jombone integrates several aspects of the staffing process – from standardizing and centralizing certain business functions to automatic compliance with labor laws by region, all while accounting for demand-supply fluctuations, Gen Z’s preferences, aging population dynamics, and more.
By embracing disruption, you’re not just upgrading your business processes to follow a new model, you’re ensuring relevance in an ever-changing marketplace tomorrow.