September 24 , 2017

Want a job? It may be time to have a chat with a bot

As seen in the San Francisco Chronicle, June 15, 2017, by Nicholas Cheng.  

A report by the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that more than half of human resources jobs may be lost to automation, though it did not give a time period for that shift.

“Recruiting jobs will definitely go away,” said John Sullivan, who teaches management at San Francisco State University.

Though Sullivan believes there’s a lack of data on whether bots outperform humans in hiring, he said the age-old handshake and in-person interview is proving unreliable in modern-day hiring.

“You can shake a person’s hand, but AI can tell if a person is lying now by analyzing facial expressions,” Sullivan said. “AI at some point it will take over, but managers will still resist.”

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About Dr John Sullivan

Dr John Sullivan is an internationally known HR thought-leader from the Silicon Valley who specializes in providing bold and high business impact; strategic Talent Management solutions to large corporations.