Apr 29 2019
“The great news is that machine learning can help you connect
with applicants a lot earlier in the hiring process. Candidates don’t want
computers; they want people.”
I’m just going to say it: No. But there’s more to the story.
Today’s hiring process is not what it was a couple of decades ago, pre-internet.
There is more
competition than ever for top talent; sourcing is arduous and rife with flaws;
are way too long as a result; and candidates feel the brunt of these issues.
begun to realize the need for revolutionary products to overhaul our stale
Enter machine learning, algorithms, AI, and other automated HR tools. ML-driven
HR Tech has a
lot of promise to pull us out of this endless, flawed hiring cycle. But do these
have what it takes to be the ultimate recruiting gamechanger we so desperately
Machine learning and AI address every stage of the recruitment process: sourcing,
screening, matching, scheduling, interviewing, follow up, feedback, and more.
Janeous, who are
at the vanguard of the HRTech industry, are using ML-driven algorithms as
the foundation of their platform, as a given. It is no longer a question of
whether we use
computer algorithms, but in what way are they best implemented?
ML increase efficiency, big time. Take, for example, interview scheduling. How
much time does
all scheduling and re-scheduling of candidates take you as a manager or a
maybe days? What if you could use that time for something, anything else, by
replacing it with
scheduling? I don’t know a company out there who would turn down
opportunity to streamline your hiring while expediting the process.
The question is not whether should your company enlist HR Tech built on machine
why would you not? So why are these shiny automated tools not changing the face
of hiring in
the way we had hoped?
The hiring process is not broken because it’s too slow, although this is one
piece of the giant,
complicated puzzle. Sure, recruiters never have enough time in the day. Faster,
automated is the best solution you could ask for. So why doesn’t’ efficiency
solve the problem?
Hiring professionals’ only experience one side of the coin. The candidate
experience is where
the hiring process breaks down to the point of no return. When recruiters and
inundated with the wrong resumes, too busy to coordinate scheduling effectively,
and lack time
to reach out to candidates effectively, it is the candidates that suffer. Many
automated tools and often ML isn’t enough. Companies and recruiters are now
opting for the
tools that can mimic human behavior and replace the need for human interactions
The candidate side of the story looks a lot different than your own. Candidates
send out dozens
of resumes into the black hole and rarely hear back. You might combat this by
using an ML-
driven chatbot to connect with them. Still, that is a computer. From chatbots to
ML-analyzing of non-resumes to video interview selfies, candidates are more lost
in the weeds than ever. Hiring
professionals are saving time, but at what cost?
I believe that this entire broken cycle is driven by a lack of human interaction
in the hiring
process. The great news is that machine learning can help you connect with
applicants a lot
earlier in the hiring process. Candidates don’t want computers; they want
people. There are still flaws with platforms built on machine learning, and it
is worth examining each tool closely to be sure it is not only solving your
needs but is fixing the candidate experience. That is why my company’s
mission is to bridge the gap between HR tech and human interaction from the
earliest stages of the hiring process.
Shana Lynde is the Co-Founder and CMO of Janeous & Two-time entrepreneur. She previously built a company through global partnerships, leveraged famous influencers, and tripled profits each year. A top producing executive recruiter for Fortune 500 medical device companies. She also led the content marketing strategy at a SaaS tech startup.
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