Rejected by a Robot!
Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by Ruth Davies — No comments
Throughout my career as a Recruiter the market has changed dramatically in terms of attracting quality candidates. Whilst I appreciate the candidate market is probably the most competitive we have ever seen and new technical ‘recruitment tools’ make it easier to find candidates… I fear we may actually be losing sight of the individual behind the CV.
A popular Recruiter App has been designed to instantly reject or accept a candidate from a first glance of their CV. As an experienced and recommended recruiter the idea of ‘instant rejection’ makes me incredibly sad. What ever happened to having a conversation or a meeting with the potential applicant? Yes, they may not be suitable for that particular role but could they add value to another area of your business?
I understand that recruitment is often a very timely process but surely adding real value to your team involves more than ‘swiping right to recruit’! It reminds me of another well-known app… typically known for socialising. Is this really the best way to establish long term relationships?
For me having a quick look at a person’s qualifications and job titles does not do the potential employee or recruiter justice.
What has happened to service, communication and rapport building?
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