On the back of my previous post on AI I thought I would share this article I came across on the BBC.
I think my colleagues and I, as well as most of my industry are all guilty of being very excited about the possibilities that AI could potentially bring to the world of recruitment. Especially to our clients. There is good reason for this, beacuse the potential is amazing for AI.
However, what we haven't done is consider the impact on the candidate.
In this article we hear first hand what a graduate has gone through and the faceless recruitment processes that he has undertaken.
Is this the sign of times to come, or simply going through poor processes?
Food for thought....
As companies rely more on machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to find the right job candidates, is recruitment in danger of losing that personal touch? Peter Lane, a 21-year-old who graduated last summer from Cardiff University with a degree in History, is hoping to get into business consulting. He's applied for 55 jobs and secured around 15 interviews, but believes technology has hindered rather than helped his search. The interviews weren't what he was expecting. "They were all video-based screening interviews - I didn't even meet my potential employers," Peter tells the BBC.