Discuss what technological breakthrough has brought a radical change in Human Resources Management?

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

One technological breakthrough, the use of online social networking as part of an employee profile and review process of a potential applicant for a position, has transformed how employer perception has evolved.  Since items that are posted on the web are issues of what amounts to be public record, it is something that has altered how potential applicants for positions are viewed.  For example, provocative pictures, images of questionable judgment, as well as the images that individuals choose to project are ones that can alter how prospective employees are seen.  I think that this has transformed both the applicant process and how individuals are seen.  This is an element of technology that has fostered both more vigilance in individual behavior as well as their perception on the part of employers.  In this forum, technology has greatly changed individual perception and the reality that accompanies it.