AI og Recruitment, part 1 of 3: Do You Dare to Be Assessed by a Robot?

One of our bright headhunters has been looking a bit closer on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and what significance it could have for the recruitment industry. 


We all know that AI is around the corner, but we don’t know what significance this will have for the recruitment industry. Therefore, I will focus on several articles to gain insight in this issue.

Systems and robots are being developed that can screen and classify job applicants. They can basically assist Human Resource employees, the headhunter and the job we do; some will even say these systems and robots can replace us. This in fact can provoke fear or optimism, which the debate also shows, where the tech optimists and tech skeptics represent two different sides.

In this article we are focusing on different issues within AI and recruitment and about what we must consider before supporting this AI revolution. 

AI robots can be programmed so precisely that they can find the exact candidate for the job. Robots already assist us to some extent with the Search phase, when we are looking for a candidate with certain qualities through LinkedIn. In the future, to find a candidate, the robot can be tuned so precisely to gather information that are on different online platforms. That means that we increasingly must be attentive to what information there is about us online. The robots will possibly be able to find information about us that we do not even know ourselves. Furthermore, it becomes important to use the exact words to describe our abilities; the robot has better intelligence to interpret and analyze the information they read compared to how well humans can do it.

A robot is limited to ask and interpret questions, therefore, the abilities, experiences and skillsets of all candidates should be specified and listed online, so they can be considered for the position.

You could ask yourself; “Do I dare be evaluated based on the information there is of me on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social medias?”


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