Automation, especially artificial intelligence, and machine learning, has a massive effect on the recruitment industry; the results prove it. In all likelihood, it will completely replace and eradicate recruitment as we know it. Some will moan and mourn, while others will move on and adjust.
In the current narrative, recruitment consultants will be first on the block, while the in-house recruiters sit pretty and continue to fulfill meaningful tasks. I believe it’s the opposite; the in-house recruiters (be they directly employed or via an RPO) are the most vulnerable.
They will be squashed between the hiring manager and