As part of SmartRecruiters‘ ongoing effort to identify how technology can reduce friction in the the labor market, I interviewed Craig Fisher at the HR Demo Show in Las Vegas.
“Technology is both helpful and hurtful when it comes to recruiting,” Fisher explained.
“We see ATS systems with a lot of bolt on fancy tools to help you connect in social media and find candidates on social platforms better. When in reality what we should be focusing on with our ATS systems is how to search our own ATS systems better, and I’ve seen a couple of interesting products at this show that are actually doing that well.”
“A couple of the products I’ve seen today are actually helping their clients in the recruiting teams, search their own databases better – that’s how technology can make recruiting more efficient and help the labor market.”
Do you see technology driving down unemployment?
“I do. When effective, recruiter’s time to fill shrinks, and time to fill drives down unemployment. It’s a proven thing.”
Craig Fisher is VP Sales for Ajax Social Media, the Founder of TalentNetLive, and a father of three boys. Some know him as FishDogs.