dont jumpIt’s becoming a trend in itself to predict trends this time of year. One that has come up a lot more often lately has been the prediction that recruiting itself will die in the coming years. This specific trend has some recruiters panicked but others scoffing at the possibilities and angrily commenting on these Nostradamus style posts.

Mostly because the people who have been in recruiting for awhile know that this is a human to human business where people must have the guts to fight for the right people despite their non-traditional backgrounds. They also know that to truly recruit and source efficiently, you must be a forever student.

Plus, who would the hiring managers yell at if they didn’t have a recruiter?

The bottom line is that recruiting isn’t dying, it’s evolving thanks to this new technology. If recruiters die with it? It’s by suicide – allowing companies to simplify and reduce recruiting’s value into an algorithm. It’s just not that simple and it’s a recruiter’s responsibility to teach companies about that value. To show them that hiring isn’t a linear problem to solve but rather an unpredictable path of negotiation.

In this podcast, hosts Amy Miller and I talk with Mike Wolford – data extraordinaire and 20+ year recruiting professional to figure out what parts of recruiting, if any, will die and where this technology is taking hiring teams next. We’ll also touch on the machine’s potential impact on search, diversity and quality of hire.

Listen now to learn:

  • Why keyword matching isn’t a recruiting death sentence
  • Where AI can support recruiting immediately and long term
  • Why recruiting isn’t dying anytime soon
  • And more about Amy’s makeup and horses. Yes, horses.

Meet The Podcast Hosts:

Amy AlaAmy Ala Miller, Recruiting Consultant, Microsoft

Amy has 15+ years of recruiting experience, starting her career in agency recruiting running a desk for companies like Spherion & Lucas Group before making the move in-house, where she has held strategic roles for the State of Washington and Zones.

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Katrina Kibben, Managing Editor, RecruitingDaily

Katrina Kibben is the Managing Editor for Recruiting Daily, and has served in marketing leadership roles at companies such as Monster Worldwide and
Twitter: @KatrinaKibben


By Katrina Kibben

RecruitingDaily contributing writer and editor.  I am a storyteller. A tactical problem solver. A curious mind. A data nerd. With that unique filter, I work to craft messages that strategically improve the perceptions and experiences of our clients, the people they employ and the candidates they wish to attract. I methodically review and collect research and insights to offer solution-based recommendations that meet the one-off, and not so one-off, recruiting and employer branding problems of today's global employers.


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