Digital transformation is always a potential item on every company’s to-do list. As a priority, it differs from one company to another, as digitization can at times be vital for a company’s operations, but simply represent an opportunity to grow for another.
The growth of the digital world, however, represents the very core of modern life’s development towards virtual operations, well-monitored and well-optimized for simplicity, ease of use, automation, and so on.
This growth requires organizations to adapt, as we’ve seen over the past decade, more and more companies are witnessing the effect of digital transformation on their niche markets. Managers and decision-makers see the adaptation of digital operations for the opportunity that it is, to drive growth and profit.
What Is Digital Transformation?
Digital transformation refers to the implementation of digital tech to simplify and streamline the company’s work processes on different levels, from the very structure of the business model to specific in-house processes. Moving to a more digital model is another step towards increasing revenue, improving the customer experience, and gaining a competitive advantage. Its capability to reduce the company’s processes to the bare simplest form as well as capitulate on an untapped variety of tools and resources can spare time and effort better focused on directing your workflow.
Not only is this transition a commendable stage under normal circumstances, but the recent crisis of the COVID-19 disease also proved how vital digital transformation is for business continuity during unexpected crisis complications. The digital world provided a safe haven for different businesses to survive 2020 so far, while those clinging to strictly traditional models, found themselves facing an unfortunate reality.
However, it’s never too late to kickstart your company’s digital transformation. In fact, whether you’re considering it to meet public demand or conform to customer behavior, taking your business into the digital world will have a bigger impact on your operations than you initially realized.
Either way, Technology sits at the core of digital transformation.
The Digital World’s Impact
Digital transformation can help companies reach certain milestones faster and more efficiently than before. But beyond that, it opens up opportunities for expansion and for internal optimization of certain tasks that otherwise consume far too much time, effort, or manpower.
- Improved organizational structure
- Optimized process
- Improved customer experience
- Lower costs on operations & processes
- Increase in revenue and profit
The challenge of successfully achieving digital transformation is in undertaking various activities at the same time that would ultimately lead to the results above. The transformation itself would manifest in different interconnected channels and tasks, aiming at different functions, and the catalyst for this change would be the digital tools chosen to cover each angle.
The right talent to drive digital transformation
As a senior tech and IT-focused recruitment agency, this particular aspect is at the center of our operations. Optimizing our process for efficiency and proper time management early on changed the very way we recruit candidates at every level. In fact, the channels and the digital tools that we employ on a daily basis served to accelerate operations, boost efficiency, and increase the quality of hire.
For example, we approach recruitment for companies undertaking digital transformation differently. We believe that hiring the right digital talent in itself catalyzes positive change in the organizational structure. Companies that are well-positioned to launch digital initiatives need the drive, focus, and expertise of candidates who are experienced and well-equipped for the transition.
This goes for almost every role within your company, from C-level executives (CEOs, CTOs, CIO, etc..) to back-end developers, data analysts, and digital marketers. Candidates who are both digitally inclined and a good organizational fit will drastically improve the structure of your company and reduce employee turnover while maintaining a positive impact on productivity and engagement.
The digital transition: Talent, Process, Results
Recruitment as a process has mainly been digital for a while now, but as I mentioned earlier, transformation is oriented through process optimization activities (recruitment, marketing & branding, digital expansion, etc). The link between recruitment as a function and the digital world is direct, simple, and allows companies to tap into a global talent pool with candidates of every level in every industry.
Digital transformation in this aspect would refer to adopting digital and technological solutions that build on that direct link and turn processing an overabundance of candidate and job data into a manageable and simplified process.
With a fully optimized digital process, and candidates of a higher-caliber, the milestones we listed above are simply a matter of time to achieve. However, optimizing recruitment requires paying attention to the strong correlation between the quality of professionals within the company and how their role affects the bigger picture in the digital world.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing our insights on the intricacies of sourcing, vetting, and recruiting candidates for the various levels of the company’s hierarchy, from C-level executive positions to management and HR.
In case you’re looking for qualified talent to help you on this aspect, get in touch with JB Hired and source the talent your digital transformation needs!