Summertime, is the living easy?

I hope you’re having a wonderful summer filled with lots of sunshine and fresh air. As a recruiter, how can I help you get even more time to yourself?

In this month’s newsletter, how AI will soon affect HR, why worker time is your most important resource, and why it deserves protection, and how to compete with the hundreds of thousands of jobs competing with your open role.

Read on…

How AI will affect HR in the near future

How will AI affect HR? Will it make it less, er, human?

This is the question on the minds of a lot of people I talk to in my everyday work at The Swan Group right now.

Beyond the people I talk to personally, one report from Eightfold says that 92% of HR leaders plan to increase their use of AI in their roles. But what exactly will that mean?

⚙️ AI is already widely used in resume review and applicant scanning.

⚙️ There’s potential to use it for answering employee questions — for instance, with a chatbot that knows the answer to routine and common inquiries

⚙️ Training with AI is another hot area under development

All the while, being highly aware that AI models can bring misinformation and bias.

Like every technology, I suppose, AI will only work well if it’s implemented right.

Respecting your most important resource: worker time

“Companies spend their employees’ time and attention as if there was an infinite supply of both. As if they cost nothing. Yet employees’ time and attention are among the scarcest resources we have.” That’s Jason Fried, founder of 37signals and spokesperson for general worker happiness.

Fried argues that companies spend so much time, money and energy guarding their intellectual property, their data, their brand and their products, but often disregard their most important asset: people. Specifically, the value of their time.

Fried’s company has a famous aversion to meetings, which he thinks of as a waste of time. For a lot of the companies I work with in my role as Principal, however, meetings are integral to collaboration and work.

There’s a balance, of course. And every company has to find it.

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There are hundreds of thousands of open jobs competing with yours

Analysts estimated there would be 195K new jobs in May, but guess what? There ended up being 339K, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

If one of these hundreds of thousands of open roles is a key role at your business, make sure you have the right support to line up optimal candidates.

As a recruiter for 23+ years, I have a keen eye and a sixth sense for alignment between job seekers and job givers. I also have the network and the experience to bring those candidates to you in a way that minimizes your workload — and that you can feel confident about.

Let’s set up a time to chat if you’d like to launch a search.

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