As I said in a column a few weeks ago (The Future of Staffing), the elimination of the recruiter and the demise of the staffing industry are frequently predicted, particularly when a new technology emerges. It seems not a day goes by when I don’t see something being touted as the greatest way to source candidates and proclaiming that it will now replace the need for a human recruiter. I am actually a huge fan of some of the latest tools and technologies but I also have 30+ years of working in the industry, as a technical professional and as a staffing firm owner, and I am not worried that the “human” part of the recruiting process is going to disappear any time soon.
A few weeks ago a new company, GetHired opened for business. GetHired lets job seekers post video resumes, and gives those hiring the opportunity to review a candidate in a more personal way, certainly a different experience than a paper resume. Here are two articles that discuss the new venture: