There is a bit of nervousness about, 'well what's my job if it's not reading resumes?', and I just think there's so much more important work you can do. The employers likely to achieve the greatest benefits from automating the most labour-intensive aspects of the recruitment process are those with large workforces, high-volume recruitment needs and high staff turnover, that tend to hire many contingent and part-time staff in low-skilled positions, where cultural fit is more important than skills.
But another advantage of streamlining their recruitment processes is "removing the human factor from the start", because a recruiter's judgment of a CV – such as their tolerance of spelling mistakes – can vary by the time of day (and even whether or not they've had lunch).
For Spendless Shoes, a company that places emphasis on cultural fit in its recruitment, automating selection has allowed it to "get to the important stuff quickly" and see issues like spelling mistakes as secondary factors in job applications. "Having that objectivity around team members first makes a world of difference.
Jaimee Charlton - COO