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Recruitment is the biggest challenge for HR professionals in the Philippines

Adrian M. Reodique | Oct. 24, 2017
They want to adopt HR technology stack to address challenges on the recruitment process.

Recruitment is the biggest challenge for HR professionals in the Philippines
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Seven in 10 human resource (HR) professionals in the Philippines want to adopt HR technology stacks to help address challenges related to their recruitment processes.

This is according to the recent State of HR in the Philippines 2017 report of technology startup, Sprout Solutions. It is based on a survey of 125 HR professionals in the country, whichaims to understand the biggest pain points in the HR industry.

Respondents listed recruitment (56.9 percent), timekeeping (40.3 percent), and payroll (38.9 percent) as their top challenges in HR. More than half of the polled HR professionals (51.4 percent) admitted that they still use manual HR and payroll processing.

However, the report showed that HR employees are slowly embracing digital solutions to facilitate their recruitment process.

Majority of the respondents said they have used Facebook Ads (72.2 percent) and applicant tracking system (75.9 percent) to hire new talents. Another 30.9 percent said they want to try Instagram for hiring.

This only signifies that companies are now recognising the value of investing in HR software tools, said Patrick Gentry, CEO and co-founder of Sprout Solutions.

"HR automation is now a huge deal for organisations as it can bring fundamental changes in the roles HR play for business growth. HR professionals can now spend more time establishing insights that provide added value for their workforce as technology gradually eliminates the administrative aspect of their job," explained Gentry. 


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