Automation and AI for Recruitment and the World

 

Automation and AI

Exciting for many, scary for possibly even more.

 

First, let’s define automation; changing human labor with machines, computer, and software. This is mainly driven economically. The sum of labor and raw material is smaller with automation after an initial investment as automation increases the levels of speed, consistency, and precision of the process.

 

The fact is, that industrial automation has been used for years. One of the best examples being the Henry Ford assembly line of the Ford Model T that was finalized as early as 1913. This resulted in a faster production time, thus being able to produce more.

 

Industrial automation was only the start and excelled when the computer started to take over the world opening up the possibility to create more complicated but more powerful ways to automate. With this, AI’s and Software start to take over or speed up some processes in companies today.

Let’s take recruitment as an example.

AI’s are relieving a huge burden by automating the low-level tasks and provide data to the decision maker, who at this moment in time is still a human. It can help them find candidates in the first place but also decide who they want to invite to have a personal conversation. CV’s are both a blessing and a curse for talent acquisition. They hold all the basic information a recruiter needs to know in order to create a first image of the applicant but it can be very time-consuming.

platform that helps the companies create a profile of what they want, to match the profile of a candidate is the perfect tool to speed up the process.

 

These new technologies are a bit of a double-edged sword, however. Some only see the destruction of jobs. Others see the creation of new functions and possibilities. Most people see both.

 

Personally, I can only be excited about what the future has in store for Machine Learning, AI, and automation in general. And it is very much still the future for most industries. It’s in our nature to stick to what works and what we believe or have experienced to work.

Some people shy away from this instead of embracing it and try to “ride the wave” to speak. I think that is important to remember. Some forget there is a middle ground. You don’t have to be the creator or innovator. If you have that ambition, knowledge, or skill then, by all means, go for it. But don’t see it all black and white. Learn about it, learn to work with it. Being a follower is more than okay.

 

I’ll leave you with some quotes that sum up everything I tried to say in this conclusion:

 

“Innovation is the change that unlocks new value”
– Jamie Notter

 

“You don’t have to reinvent the wheel, just to attach it to a new wagon”
– Mark McCormack

 

 

Cancer Treatment

 

Cardiovascular disease are the leading cause of death in the world. In second place, it’s cancer. One third of the world population will develop a form of cancer during their lifetimes. Today, millions of patients can extend their life thanks to early identification and successful treatment.

 

In the past, some believed cancer was caused by chronic irritation, trauma or even parasites. Today, we know that cancer develops when normal cells in a particular part of the body begin to grow out of control. There are a lot of different types of cancers; some continue to grow, divide and re-divide instead of dying. Some travel to other parts of the body through blood circulation, lymph vessels,…

 

There are different ways to battle cancer in present-day.
Ancient surgeons knew that cancer would usually come back after it was removed. Today, with the technologies like ultrasound and CT scans, finding these cancers are easier and combining surgery with chemotherapy for example, have proven to be a popular and somewhat successful way of battling cancer.

 

 

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This infographic shows only some ways of treating cancer. If you were to receive the bad news that you have been diagnosed, be sure to do your research and remember that modern medicine have proven to work numerous times.

 

 

 

BrightOwl Statistics

An interactive chart that displays interesting statistics about Expert behavior over the last 2 weeks.

New developments in the Recruitment Industry for 2018

2017 Was a good year in Recruitment. We saw that organizations who focus on candidate experience, improve their quality hires with 70%. But what are the trends for this year? We speculate the following:

 

  1. Video Assessment.
    Video assessment interviews from home will become more mainstream and are on the rise ever since early 2017. It’s more cost-effective and you get a better sense of the candidate when you see him/her on video, live answering your questions. It can help judge soft-skills and it the candidate will fit into the culture of your company.
  2. AI & Machine Learning.
    New and improved tools and software will further develop in 2018, and make life easier for recruiters worldwide. Algorithmic tools can help passive and active candidates to further advance their career path and it can help recruiters to source the right people in a more productive way. We at BrightOwl, feel this is the right move for many, and have developed such tool.
  3. Hiring Decisions Will Remain Humanized.
    Although new tool can help recruiters, they will not replace them. Modern programs can definitely help to create an image of the candidate, it still lacks that human touch that is so hard to describe. That being said, these tools are mandatory for the 21-century recruiter.
  4. Physical Health Encouragement shifts too Mental Health.
    Fitness and physical health institutes were promoted all around, also in the office space. While that probably won’t go away anytime soon, more companies will start to actively promote their policies about mental health, spirituality and mindfulness. This trend will certainly not only rise in the office setting. But in order to create the best possible environment for their employees, companies will have to go along with what they demand to a certain degree.
  5. Remote working possibilities.
    Remote working will continue to rise in 2018 and many years thereafter. Part of this has to do with recruiting possibilities and tools that make it easier for both parties involved to have a faster and simply better way of discovering each other and creating that first contact. Another reason for remote working possibilities is the fact that some companies prefer to work with independent companies or freelancers for smaller, temporary projects. Lastly, employees appreciate the possibilities to work 1 or 2 days a week from home so they don’t have to travel to the office, saving time in the process.
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