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
Trent Cotton is a highly accomplished leader and strategist with extensive experience in organizational development, talent management, and business operations. With a strong background in HR leadership, he has a proven track record of designing and implementing innovative HR programs that drive employee engagement, retention, and business performance.
As an experienced executive, Trent has worked with some of the world’s leading companies, where he has led and supported HR initiatives across a broad range of functions, including talent acquisition, workforce planning, diversity and inclusion, performance management, and employee relations. He is also highly skilled in HR technology implementation, data analytics, and HR process improvement, helping organizations to optimize their HR operations and drive business results.
If you follow his blog http://www.sprintrecruiting.com or have read his book, Sprint Recruiting, you would experience his raw communication style, his ability to build and lead high-performing teams, and his strategic mindset. He is passionate about creating workplaces where employees can thrive and grow, and he is committed to helping organizations leverage the power of their people to achieve their business objectives.
In addition to his professional experience, Trent is actively involved in his community and has served on several boards and committees supporting education, workforce development, and diversity initiatives.
In his free time, Trent has written two books: “The 7 Deadly Sins of HR” and most recently, “Sprint Recruiting”. He will be releasing “The High Performing Recruiting Team” in the fall of 2023 and “FutHRist” in 2024.
He’s an active participant in the HR Industry and is asked to participate in roundtables or provide keynotes for many organizations. His blog Sprintrecruiting.com reaches thousands of readers and provides unique insights on a range of recruiting topics.