Technology has evolved the way we do so much in our day-to-day lives, and we’re smack in the middle of what is being called the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0. Industry 4.0 refers to a new social norm where smart technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile supercomputing, and intelligent robots change the way we work and interact.
Our fans go beyond our clients and employees. They just don’t know it yet.
In the simplest terms, information and communications technology (ICT) is the equipment and infrastructure that enables access to information through telecommunications. According to IGI Global, a leading international publisher of pioneering research from world-renowned institutions, “[…the] ICT sector refers to equipment and services related to broadcasting, computing and telecommunications, all of which capture and display information electronically” (in UN Social Economic Council’s Report of the International Telecommunication Union on information and communication technologies statistics, 2004).
If you consider the day-to-day activities of today’s consumers and businesses, you can begin to grasp the immense growth that has happened in the industry in even just the past 10 years. From business communications and online shopping to social media and streaming on an array of devices, the applications of such technology seems endless. In fact, in addition to the most modern technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, ICT even includes more antiquated technologies such as broadcast radio and television, landline telephones.1
The term “emerging technologies” is relative and includes new innovations in tech that are in development or will be developed in approximately the next decade. In September 2018, the World Economic Forum released a list of its Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2018: “They’re all breakthrough technologies that are likely to shape our lives in the near future.”1
The importance of these emerging technologies to businesses goes beyond revenue potential. According to scientists and experts, “each one has been identified as having the potential to be disruptive by altering deep-rooted practices or shaking up whole industries.”1 To that end, businesses of all sizes, across industries, must keep a pulse on these developments if they want to remain sustainable and competitive.
Predictions by different industry experts and media may vary, but even they agree that “it’s not about whether these themes will become the new normal, it’s more about how soon.”2 Innovations in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) have applications throughout daily life, from business communications and online shopping to social media and streaming on an array of devices.
Despite impressive growth over recent years, HNM Systems has worked hard to maintain what made them successful in the first place—recruiting and consulting for highly skilled positions in Emerging and Information Communication Technology (ICT) while offering career support in an industry where few have true expertise and experience.
Our excellence in this area was recently recognized by the San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ), earning HNM Systems coveted rankings in their 2019 Book of Lists in three areas. According to SDBJ’s site, “[the] lists provide the most up-to-date information and data points across more than 50 industries… [It] is an exclusive compilation of more than 90 lists containing data and contacts for San Diego County businesses.”
We are proud to announce our placement in the following rankings, based on a variety of metrics such as revenue and number of certified positions as well as third-party research on IT recruiters, in this year’s Book:
- #9 in Permanent Placement Services
- #13 in Temporary Placement Services
- #13 in Telecom Companies
We at HNM Systems are proud of our contributions to the community this past year, including packing food for 80 families, and walking miles upon miles through participation in the Arthritis Foundation Walk to Cure Arthritis and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, among others. We thank you for your support in helping us do what drives us, being “Relentlessly People Driven.” Please watch this video to see us in action!
As a hiring manager in the technology industry, you often receive hundreds of candidates with fancy degrees, prestige and skill keywords, yet the hardest part is finding the most qualified candidate.
As a manager, you focus on finding someone with the right skills, culture fit, future performance and retention, which can be hard to find on a resume. Recruiters and hiring managers are hiring out of the box, they are looking at things such as ability and skill set. We are now analyzing analytics to find out who would be the best hire.
After you identify the true mission, outcome and core competencies of the role you are hiring for, it is key to hiring the right candidate for the job to develop a consistent interview process. Methodical interviewing helps you acquire important background information that may reveal behavioral patterns you might need to coach and manage through.
We drew from our experience in recruiting short- and long-term employees across industries to gather these four suggestions to help you identify the right person for your team.
Data analytics has played a key role in business management and continuous improvement in recent years. We’ve already discussed 10 Ways Data Analytics Can Improve Your Company, so now let’s talk about how data analytics will change in the coming year.
“Analytics has become a great way of finding the best talent and improving recruitment and hiring processes,” said HNM Systems Managing Director Kristin Schaer. “We are now able to find great candidates using new tools such as behavioral and cognitive assessments and interview results. By analyzing the behavioral drives of employees and organizations we can find the factors of behavior and why employees stay or leave an organization.”
It’s crazy to think that 2019 is only a few months away, but it’s time to start preparing for what the technological landscape will be like.
By 2019, it is expected for there to be more than 24.4 billion devices and connections around the world. In 2014, there were only 14.2 billion devices. With this large increase, more people will be have the ability to stay connected at their fingertips.