. BUT I would argue it took about 15 or 16 years to even get to that point of being able to recognize red, recognize letters and numbers, recognize the shape of a stop sign, recognize and react to a ball rolling in front of you etc. Essentially millions and millions of repetitive tasks every hour of every day until you understood it enough to even get to the point of being able to sit behind the wheel of a car.
Now translate that to AI. If you wanted to train a computer to source or "recruiter" first you have to get it recognize "stuff" like job titles, contextualize meaning of words in grammatically correct and grammatically incorrect sentences, first person, third person, spelling of words and common misspellings like manger versus manager etc, then you have to train the AI to match that (usually poorly written) resume to a (poorly written) job description and then teach the AI to stack rank without bias. That should take about 15 years. Right now we are about 3 maybe 5 or 6 years in depending on who you ask and what line of BS you are willing to believe. Now train it by running it through millions and millions of tasks and test it and make adjustments etc
The difference is that with humans if I wanna learn how to drive it will take me 15-16 years, if my wife, kid etc wants to drive it will also take them 15-16 years. There are no short cuts. No matter who you are, given a certain mental capacity, anyone can learn to drive but it takes 15-16 years give or take.
With AI even if it takes 20-30 years to perfect a task, once it's perfected it can then be cloned and updated and modified across all systems and from then on it takes an instant to "train" a new system on how to do that task; be it autonomous driving or sourcing resumes.
From the demos I've seen on AI resume search today in 2019 it's good, not perfect. It's usually as good if not a bit better than a human recruiter but still needs a lot of work. If it is good now in 5 years it will be amazing and in 10 years it will seem magical.
of their environment, both of you can test drive each other, and you can put some $$ in your pocket for time/effort, but I'm probably not offering anything that you haven't already tried.
My preference on these interviews is a group interview so I can see all the players interacting with each other and knock out the process in a fashionable speed, but that may be a play in the past with this recent turn of events in our economy. I guess I personally would rather spend 3 hours each with 4 different smaller firms and increase my chances for hire at a faster pace with less people involved in the decision making process overall. I think 3 hours is enough to make a decision on someone, that includes the time to get references and tests/interviews/ etc. Companies that take 10 -12 hours with no decision process is a waste of time for everyone involved IMO. Good luck on your search!…
pporting tools out there.
After meeting with a significant number of agency recruiting professionals over the past several months, I’ve generated the following takeaways:
Recruiters like the idea of getting access to additional candidates and other recruiters without adding internal staff
Recruiters are concerned about losing job orders and/or candidates to firms due to unscrupulous behavior
Recruiters are concerned because many networks tend to die out due to lack of job orders
From this feedback I have been working with my team here at Bullhorn to develop a new agency collaboration network called PowerFill.
I’m particularly interested in gathering feedback on this network from this community as I know several of you have utilized split networks in the past. Please give it a test drive and let me know your thoughts. I’m excited to hear from you!
ve become so spoiled by my gorgeous 15-minute drive along the coast that I had forgotten from whence I came. And just how could I? I have made that drive for the last four years, leaving at the crack of dawn, returning well past dusk...
When I look back on the hardship that it must have been, I don't know how I did it. How did I stand my time away from family? How did I tolerate driving on a highway full of crazy drivers like myself, all trying to just get somewhere. The fifteen hours a week stuck in horrendous traffic nearly did me in. When I finally realized that I had an option, the choice seemed clear - it lay before me like the perfect wave. Yes, it would be a challenge. Yes, there was a chance for pain if not executed well. But..., there was also the chance that I had chosen the perfect wave that would provide the perfect ride. I took it.
When times are tough, when our hearts are broken and bank accounts low, we do what we have to do to get by. I can name dozens of friends, colleagues, and acquaintances who faced severe hardships over the last three years. I am sure you can, too. Those that survived didn't give up - they fought, they made the horrendous drives, that worked with unruly candidates and non-responsive clients. They choked on split partners that split. But they refused to roll over and die or even play dead.
I am busier now than I have been in four years. What if I had decided to not make that drive? What if I had given up, citing, "It's too hard..." There are all kinds of what if's we can ask. Are we protected by the what if's or can they set us up for a fall? There were months on end, when I did everything I could to put a buck in my pocket and hot dogs on my table. I cherish the tough lessons, they are harder to forget. And the lessons stand these test of time.
When I was young, taking road trips with my family, my grandpa, having survived several years in World War II, used to tease that he was born in every log cabin along the way. Laughing, we would ask, "Really?" Knowing full well he had not..., but his conviction was so real, his humor so tightened up - dry- that we so wanted to believe him, we wanted to experience any kind of joy he could conjure. Economic hardship, war, death, life... We all experience every day these hardships, but they can be wrapped in joy, birth, and peace. And so it goes...