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As a recruitment agency we are constantly trying to think of new, innovative ways to help our clients and candidates. With so many modern methods of communication and interaction it appears as though communication between people is better than ever before…

The first ever email was sent in 1971 and the first Text in 1992. We have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat and many more social media based websites which give the impression that interaction is at an all-time high in society. I’m not the first and won’t be the last to write about the impact of modern technology on the recruitment industry.

I personally think that we have come so far away from the traditional approaches to interaction that for some people, it’s a forgotten art. Interaction seems less personal than ever. I’m not what would be classed as ‘old’ in society, however I can remember walking around my local town handing out CV’s with my grandma to find some weekend work during college! These days you can send your CV to almost any company within a matter of minutes, if you look in the right place, but will it even get noticed amongst all the others.

Now don’t get me wrong, I fully understand the benefits of technology. For example how much paper it saves impacting the environment, and the time saving element for managers who have a very busy schedule, and how many people a simple job advert online will reach. But what is it costing us? I certainly couldn’t handwrite a letter confidently without the option to right click and check my spelling. I even heard someone say they prefer Skype interviews so they don’t have to wear any pants…

In summary it does worry me that we are constantly moving further and further away from communication that has built the very modern society we have today. As with everything in life there are positives and negatives, however I do wonder that in a time when we are more connected than ever, we aren’t connected at all.
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