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Will Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning kill off the Recruiter?

Written by: Shimron Equiano

Since the 19th Century, the advancements in Technology have changed the world beyond all recognition – especially in the last 10 to 20 years.

First, the automobile, then the aeroplane, then the personal computer, the smartphone, the electric / self-driving car; and now artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are taking the ‘robotics’ element of Technology to the next level.

I work in recruitment, so I’m going to discuss these advancements in relation to their effect on this industry.

THE END IS NIGH

Some commentators say that the role of recruiters will become redundant, just as soon as some ‘whizz bang geek visionary’ in Silicon Valley figures out a way to permanently eradicate them.

I must disagree.

Whilst automation is already getting rid of some of the ‘thankless tasks’ that all recruiters [have to] do, and whilst artificial intelligence is also helping to eradicate some the ‘mistakes’ that are still being made by the recruiter, there’s nothing’ that will remove the ‘human element’ of recruitment.

THE HUMAN ELEMENT

How could a ‘bot’ know:

-the hidden motivation behind a candidates’ reason for leaving a role having just received a promotion?

-how to question an employers’ reason for not wanting to employ a person of a certain sex, race or age?

-that what the CV says is merely the ‘top layer’ and until detailed conversations take place, the ‘real value’ of a candidate is unlikely to be unearthed?

-whether a 4-month old un-filled vacancy, needs the employer to have the job description re-evaluated?

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Whichever way we dress it up – ‘machine learning’ has and is likely to continue to have limitations in the recruitment sector, because ultimately, recruitment is a ‘people business’ not an ‘algorithm business’

CRUNCHING THE NUMBERS

Can the current (and future) Technology advancements in the recruitment sector help recruiters to be more ‘efficient’?

100%.

Can it also help to remove some of the ‘guess’ work?

Yes, it can.

Would I agree that ‘some’ recruiters will fall by the wayside?

Absolutely.

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SO WHAT NEXT?

AI & ML is going to continue to have a greater impact and it is up to the custodians of the recruitment industry to embrace it, utilise it and manage it appropriately to improve the ‘process’ and the ‘experience’ for all parties involved.

Aside from having children, or getting married, or buying a new home or a car …starting/changing jobs can be one of the biggest decisions taken by an individual and this can be the cause of lots of different emotions like stress, excitement, uncertainty and everything in between!

The ‘best’ recruiters who dedicate themselves to the craft will have the ability to process & manage the ‘emotional’ aspect of recruitment better than any piece of technology, past present or future.

I’d be happy for someone to pull this blog from the ‘cyber-vault’ in 2038 and prove me wrong – but I do think that a recruiter who has dedicated time & energy to understanding the culture, ambition and history of the employer and then carefully matching this to the wants, needs and idiosyncrasies of a potential employee will continue to ‘win’.

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If you are a client in search of a new recruitment partner, or a candidate looking for your next challenge, please email us on; Hello@JonothanBosworth.co.uk or call us on; 0845 299 6369 to see how we can positively assist you.

www.JonothanBosworth.co.uk

06
Jan2018

Are You A Budding Recruiter? Or Just Looking For…Better?

 

Jonothan Bosworth are hiring!!

Recruitment Specialist | South Staffordshire | Immediate Start | Salary dependant on experience

++ A fantastic way to apply to this recruitment role is by playing our ‘online interactive game’. Search ‘Jonothan Bosworth’ – go to our website and click on the ‘About Us’ page – scroll down to “Big J.B” (our mascot), and click his face! ++

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Do you need a New Year resolution?

It’s now 2018 and surely you don’t want to continue 2018 in the same fashion you left 2017? Surely you want something, better?! …A career / career kick start in recruitment?

Maybe you’ve been thinking for a while that you want ‘more’ from your day at work… You’ve been thinking to yourself that there must be a fun environment, where you’ll be challenged daily – but at the same time it’s a place where you’ll feel like a professional – doing important work that has a positive effect on other people’s lives?

If this is so – please read on…

Jonothan Bosworth Recruitment Specialists are looking for Resourcers & Recruiters & Recruitment Leaders, as we embark on an ambitious growth plan that aims to see us double in size, year on year.

As you know already, you spend most of your time awake, at work… so if you aren’t laughing with your peers, if you aren’t motivated by the prospects of the job that you’re in, and if you aren’t growing – both financially and personally, then what are you doing?!

If you live in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury, Telford, Walsall, Cannock, Stafford, Bridgnorth or any of the other surrounding areas – this could be a great opportunity for you.

Our office is based in the leafy suburb of Codsall, South Staffordshire (a 25-minute train ride from Birmingham New Street or Telford Central; near Wolverhampton).

Individuals with at least 6 months’ prior experience in a sales capacity, whether that be face to face, or telephone based consultancy would be of interest to us.

Jonothan Bosworth Recruitment Specialists plan to double in size, year on year, for the next 5 years, so if you would like to be a part of an exciting and ambitious project, then pick up the phone and give us a call today.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

Over 30 days’ total annual leave? Check!

Uncapped commission? Check!

First class training & development? Check!

International trips abroad for high achievers? Check!

State of the art recruitment tools? Check!

Other Requirements (dependent on job title/experience)

As our new ‘recruitment rockstar’ you will be responsible for attracting candidates and matching them to temporary and/or permanent positions with our client companies. You may also work with client companies, building relationships to gain a better understanding of their recruitment needs and requirements.

In addition, you may be tasked with attracting candidates by drafting advertising copy for use in a range of media, as well as by networking, headhunting and traction through referrals and a network that you will build up over time.

The candidate screening process is vitally important; this is where you will pre-interview candidates, do background checks and finally match them to your clients.

You may also provide ‘consultative advice’ to both clients and candidates on salary levels, training requirements and career opportunities.

For applicants with more experience in recruitment we are looking for individuals with a solid track record that includes a history of consistent billings, client & candidate retention and mentoring capabilities.

In conclusion, if you think that you are built for success, if you are ambitioushard-working and have the capacity to work towards a ‘long-term goal’ we would like to hear from you TODAY.

Candidates who can start by/before February 2018 will be highly desired.

++ A fantastic way to apply to this recruitment role is by playing our ‘online interactive game’. Search: ‘Jonothan Bosworth’ – go to our website and click on the ‘About Us’ page – scroll down to “Big J.B” (our mascot), and click his face! ++

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