HRMtechnology has changed the cae of the human resources industry . What challenges have arisen along with the rise of technology? howdoes a human resoucres manager cope with these changes?

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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I think one of the greatest problems arise when people lack the skills to manipulate technology. Some problems which may arise is that those applying for some jobs may not understand the application process, given the move away from paper applications. I would imagine that HR people have more issues with people applying and not understanding the process than fighting the technology itself.

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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In addition to privacy, the entire hiring process has changed due to technology. The jobs are posted online, the resumes and applications are collected online, and in some cases even the initial culling process is done by a computer instead of a person. The human resources manager sets the criteria of what he or she wants to see, and the computer spits out matching applications. Between the technology and the economy, positions that used to produce a dozen or so applicants might produce hundreds or thousands. The process is often highly shortened because of this, with application windows being a few weeks or a few days. I can imagine the HRM feels like the ringmaster of a very crazy circus.
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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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One challenge is the challenge of privacy.  HR managers have all of this information about all the employees in their firm at the tips of their fingers.  They and those who work in HR under them have to be very ethical because it is much easier than it once was to snoop into people's lives.  They also have to have really good security so as to prevent their databases from being hacked into by people trying to steal information.

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