In April, I had the chance to sit down with Matt Alder to discuss one of my favorite topics: Recruiting Automation.
Here are some of the highlights from our discussion:
The possibilities of recruiting automation
I get so excited when I begin thinking about how much has changed over the last two years and what is ahead in our industry. We have high-powered AI helping us source and engage candidates. In analytics, we have predictive modeling that’s as easy as two clicks to help us create better strategies for talent acquisition. The best part is that this technology continues to evolve and allow recruiters to spend more time on the human-centric activities and less on all the BS that drags us down.
Speed of adoption & Key strategy elements
I share some advice for novices who are tempted by new technologies and just too scared to dip their toe in the water. Don’t worry! It’s ok to start small and test the waters. Matt, Roberto and I talk through how you can start evaluating which solutions best fit your needs and how to implement them at a speed that ensures success.
The future of Natural Language Processing (NLP)
Roberto is a pro in this area so I spent a lot of time listening to the potential impacts of NLP in the recruiting industry. This is such a fascinating topic to explore so I’m going to let you hear all the good stuff from the SME! Be sure to have a pen ready to take notes!
A balance between humans and machines
I often get asked: Will AI replace recruiters. The short answer is no! I firmly believe that AI and other advanced technology will only make us better at what we love to do. I share a couple of examples of how we’re leveraging tech to do just that at my current firm.
Where are we heading in the future?
I’ve shared my vision of a Recruiting Utopia in the past but I decided to share a bit more since I’ve been exposed to some really cool technology over the last six months. Be sure to listen to the updated version and decide what elements you can begin putting into practice today.
I always welcome the opportunity to sit down with Matt because not only is he a great facilitator, he’s incredibly knowledgeable about what’s “hot” in the recruiting industry. If you don’t follow his podcast, I’d suggest you fix that and hit that subscribe button. Trust me, you won’t regret it!
and Sprint Recruiting
I joined the HR industry in 2004 after working as a sales leader in the Financial Services Industry for eight years. After spending his first couple of years in HR trying to fit in, I found my voice. Now I leverage all of the things I once hated about HR to become a consultant and invaluable partner to the businesses I support. I contribute to the HRGazzette and to DataDrivenInvestor on Medium. WARNING: my writing style is raw and in your face, not what you would expect from an HR executive.
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