Workforce: robots and technology innovation for recruiting

October 10, 2017 Jim Stroud

While some in the staffing industry see the emergence of the gig economy and new technologies as a potential threat, innovative players are recognizing an opportunity to collaborate with technology firms to better meet the needs of their clients. Workforce magazine explores the possibilities and outlines the ways in which technology is helping both employers and agencies to speed recruiting, keep candidates engaged throughout the process and free up recruiters to focus on relationship development.

In “Sector Report: Robots Take a Big Step in Staffing,” Jim Stroud, global head of sourcing and recruiting strategy for the Randstad Sourceright Talent Innovation Center explains why we shouldn’t fear the robots and why the human touch will continue to be critical for delivering a positive candidate experience.

“There are a lot of cool technologies that can help you find and connect candidates, but in the end they need to feel good about the company for the process to work.”

Read the full article here to learn more, then access our Talent Trends Quarterly Q3 2017 Report to read what business leaders around the globe say about robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and automation in the workplace.

About the Author

Jim Stroud

Jim is global head of Sourcing and Recruiting Strategy for the Randstad Sourceright Talent Innovation Center. A globally renowned sourcing expert, he has been recognized in Glassdoor’s HR and Recruiting Thought Leaders to Follow and The 100 Most Influential People in HR and Recruiting on Twitter. Passionate about all things sourcing and social media, he keeps a blog full of insights and practical examples.

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