PODCAST | Is hiring getting less human?

Is hiring getting less human?

The proliferation of technology has changed the way that employers recruit. For many years, the recruitment process has remained stagnant and long-winded. But, as the younger generations have started to enter the workplace, employers have increased their efforts to make the hiring process faster, quicker and more efficient by using the latest recruitment tech to fuel their decisions. While tech can be useful for carrying out the more administrative side of hiring, there is always the concern that the human element of recruitment is gradually being lost.

In this week’s episode of HR on the Grapevine the issue of HR’s reliance on automated recruitment processes will be explored. Sophie Parrott, Online Editor at HR Grapevine, speaks to Online Editor at Recruitment Grapevine, Jade Burke, about whether the people function has become too reliant on the latest shiny recruitment tech.

They take an in-depth look at one of HR Grapevine’s recent stories: regarding an HR team’s use of recruitment software that determines a candidate’s suitability for the job. What was interesting about this story, in particular, is that one HR head – who had been working with the firm for ten years already – decided to take the automated test to see what candidates would experience and how she would perform after a lengthy tenure. Her score was a disappointing one-star – which many would assume to be the lowest score on the scale – which would suggest that if she were a new hire she would be a poor fit.

Listen on to find out more.

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