The robots are taking over, or so it seems. Not a day goes by when a news headline doesn’t detail some insidious encroachment on the human world by our technological companions.
And, in recruitment, it doesn’t seem to be any different. Whilst automation has opened up several opportunities to support consultants, the masterminds behind these advances are hopeful that more employers will hire their robot recruiters, instead.
For starters, they might be better communicators. With Eyal Grayevsky, the Founder of Mya Systems – a chatbot that can converse with candidates – estimating that 85% of applications fall into the recruitment 'black hole', this is one area where automatons can step in, providing feedback where recruiters cannot.
Yet, here’s the spanner in the works. Separate data has found that 85% of employers have discovered that a candidate has lied about something on their CV. Whilst Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems may be able to send out those automated replies that candidates love to hate, and scan CVs for appropriate skills, would they be able to spot something inescapably human, such as a lie?
We put the question to this month’s panel of recruitment experts to see if they would trust robots when it comes to telling if a candidate is lying or not.