So, Artificial Intelligence is here to stay. And to change the world. Or so they say.
And just like in any good ol’ revolution, it’s raining pink slips, with many jobs about to take a nosedive into obsolescence.
One of the prime contenders for the chopping block? IT Recruitment. Because when you boil it down, it’s just about playing matchmaker between a job description and a resume, right? Just screening CV’s…
I mean, what could be easier for this technology? Data driven, Boolean searches, keywords, machine learning, more efficient – easy peasy for our silicon pals.
Well, hold your horses! Not that fast…
I may not be an AI whiz, but word on the street is that what really sets us apart from the bots is empathy. If they can’t feel, how on earth are they supposed to know what we’re feeling?
And let’s face it, emotions are the secret sauce in anything that involves dealing with people.
Imagine you’ve just become a parent. You’re knee-deep in diaper duty, and suddenly, you’re hit with the reality check: “Geez, my job sucks!”
With all the baby chaos, you haven’t had a minute to think about work, but then it hits you like a ton of bricks.
Plus, now you need more dough now.
You start eyeing those recruiter emails like a hungry wolf. “Hmm, this offer looks promising.”
You become a candidate again. You go through the process – a couple of interviews here, meeting the hiring manager, a technical test there – and bam! An offer lands in your lap.
A 15% raise.
A total no-brainer.
But wait, your friend’s buddy who works there spills the tea: long hours, a commute that’s a pain in the neck, and how on earth are you supposed to juggle daycare drop-offs with your wife’s night shifts?
It’s enough to make your head spin. “Heck no, I’m not complicating my life for a measly hundred bucks more a month! Plus, my boss might suck, but my co-workers are the bomb…”
That’s when the AI’s circuits go haywire. Because let’s face it, it’s not a logical decision.
I can hear you thinking, “But can’t an AI weigh the pros and cons, like distance?”
Sure, but how can it gauge the rollercoaster of emotions that come with being a parent? The shift in priorities and the irrational decisions that follow. It can read about it, but it can’t FEEL it.
At least not yet, and fingers crossed it never does, for heaven’s sake!
Talent Acquisition is as much about what’s said as what’s omitted.
In the scenario above, all those nitty-gritty considerations aren’t plastered on any resume. It’s only through a good old-fashioned chat that those issues come to light. And trust me, it doesn’t always happen. Only if the stars align and the vibe is right. Maybe this conversation only surfaces once the offer’s on the table. Or maybe it never happens at all, and how are we supposed to learn from that?
Dealing with humans is like playing a guessing game. It’s all about our experiences and biases. It’s not an exact science. Too many variables, and many of them unknown.
I’m no ostrich burying my head in the sand here. And hey,I love playing with shiny new tools as much as anyone, especially if they make my life easier.
When AI takes over, we’ll pack our bags and move on, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We’re not there yet, at least I don’t think so.
They say AI has its perks, but so far, I’m not seeing them. The job descriptions it churns out are as bland as cafeteria oatmeal. And as for CV screening? Let’s save that headache for another day.
Do we really want to automate our interactions with people? Sure, some tasks could use a helping hand, but where do we draw the line between efficiency and turning into soulless chatbots? What a candidate experience!
If automation‘s here to make life better for the masses, then bring it on. But if it’s just lining the pockets of a select few, well, you might wanna stock up on torches and pitchforks.
But hey, it’s all part of the grand cosmic dance of evolution, right? Adapt or get left behind.
Anyway, I’m more worried about bots stealing devs’ jobs than stealing mine.
Article originally penned in Spanish and translated into English by an AI.
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