Lost In Technology?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Lost In Technology?
Indianapolis, IN – February 1, 2016
Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and others have changed our world forever with technology. From social media platforms, emails, CRMs, pinging, texting and voice command software – all connecting us at the speed of light. We are now able to move faster, produce better and be far more efficient than ever before!
Is it possible that we have gotten lost in technology to the degree of neglecting opportunities to interact with other human beings? Look around, are people having conversations and engaging each other in conversation? Are they shaking hands, making eye contact and getting to know each other? It appears they are so engrossed with technology that direct human interactions are being limited.
How is this affecting business and the labor force? For example, in the HR Industry, because of limited human interactions, the importance to assess and hire talented individuals based on culture fit has become a top priority.
New research from Deloitte shows that culture, engagement, and employee retention are now the top talent challenges facing business leaders. More than half of the business leaders rated this issue as “urgent” – up from only around 20% last year. In another recent survey (New York Times, May 2015) findings indicated that more than 80 percent of employers worldwide named cultural fit as a top hiring priority. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the result of poor culture fit due to turnover can cost an organization between 50-60% of the person’s annual salary.
Mark Clevenger, CEO of Quintegra Resourcing, an Indiana based firm who has served the recruiting needs of a variety of organizations across the United States since 1997 says, “One of the key pillars to building a successful corporate culture begins with the hiring process. Hiring the right people in the right jobs and making sure their values, beliefs, outlooks and behavior are consistent with corporate culture can make an organization more productive and more profitable. Many business leaders may be losing sleep at night wondering if technology alone can assess if a new hire is a good culture fit.
“The digital world has changed the recruitment industry for the better. Technology has given them the ability to gain immediate access to potential candidates, streamline the hiring process, analyze disc profiles, personality tests and other cool tools. However, they must be careful not to be so technology driven that they lose the human professional interface that is required to evaluate a candidate’s culture fit.”
Mark continues, “Our clients believe so strongly in the power of culture fit that Quintegra recently introduced a new Talent Connection Platform which provides the perfect balance between best in class technology, professional human interaction and good, old-fashioned customer service.
“Our professional recruiting methodology is rooted in human interaction. The process consists of a two-step interview to identify whether the candidate is qualified from a technical, interpersonal, behavioral and core capability perspective. The interviews are structured to review in detail the candidate’s background, experience, career goals and motivation for changing jobs. The entire process is based on the principle of past performance predicts future performance and provides ample opportunity for assessment of culture fit.”
If your organization feels cultural fit is a top priority, you might want to examine your recruiting and hiring process to ensure you have the right professional “human” interaction methodology. Otherwise, you might end up LOST IN TECHNOLOGY.
About Quintegra Resourcing:
The name “Quintegra” is derived from two words: Quality and Integrity
These words define who we are. Our clients count on both, and we deliver on this promise every day. Whether helping a company rapidly ramp up or servicing a 10-year outsourcing client, we are trusted partners, continually aiding our clients’ business strategies and performance.
Founded in 1997, we are located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our staffing and research teams are distributed throughout North America and bring extensive domain-expertise competencies and client-engagement experience to serve the diverse needs of our clients. Additional information is available on our website www.quintegra.biz.
Mr. Mark Clevenger, CEO