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How Will Technology Play a Role in the Future of Recruiting?

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The rapid pace of technology has transformed many aspects of work, and life for that matter. We are more productive, efficient and innovative because of it, and the recruitment industry has been no exception to it.

Candidates have never been more accessible, and the rise of mobile and social media has truly altered the ways in which we now recruit top talent. So with technology already changing and improving many aspects of our recruitment process, our highly experienced panel of technology experts discuss how they envisage technology playing a role in the future of recruitment.

Jonathan Kestenbaum

Technology will help lower operating costs and, in my mind, it will empower recruiters to go from “the hunters” to “the hunted.” In 2020, recruiters will be like sports agents, and all of the available technology will arm them with the ability to engage, assess and collect data about candidates at scale, leaving them to focus on the important stuff – building relationships.

Jonathan Kestenbaum, Executive Director, Talent Tech Labs

Cheryl Cran 

Right now LinkedIn, and other social media plays a dominant role in recruiting, including Salesforce for HR, Glassdoor and more. In the future AI will scour potential candidates through profiles on social media and provide aggregate suggestions for a new career based on social activity, and will also provide aggregate content to potential employers.

Cheryl Cran, CEO & Future of Work Expert, Synthesis at Work Inc

Nathan Perrott

There are two fundamental ways it will play a role. First, it will help remove process & admin related tasks through automation, freeing up recruiters to focus on the more human elements, such as relationship building. Technology will enable recruiters to add value to the candidate experience, which is much needed for many employers. Secondly, technology will play a vital role in providing candidates with the digital experience they expect and receive in the consumer space nowadays, whatever stage of the process they’re in.

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