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June 10th, 2024

Recruiter Rant: The Truth about AI and Hiring

  1. Recruiter Rant: The Truth about AI and Hiring Ken Schmitt 12:19

Are you at the crossroads of traditional hiring methods and the allure of AI technology? Wondering if embracing artificial intelligence could be the magic bullet your recruitment process needs? Join me, Ken Schmitt, as we unravel the tangled web of AI in recruitment. From the seamless automation of candidate screening to the intricate analysis of facial expressions, we’ll delve deep into the pros, cons, and complexities of integrating AI into your hiring strategy. But beware, for amidst the promises of efficiency lie the pitfalls of relying solely on algorithms. Discover why relying solely on algorithms can backfire and why maintaining a human touch is the linchpin to ensuring effective, unbiased recruitment outcomes. Get ready for a journey into the heart of modern recruiting, where technology meets humanity, to find your next superstar employee!

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About Your Host:

Ken Schmitt is an industry veteran with nearly three decades of expertise in executive recruiting. He shares the wealth of knowledge gained from working with a large regional agency, the globally renowned Heidrick & Struggles, and founding TurningPoint Executive Search—a distinctive firm dedicated to fostering high-touch partnerships. With a wealth of experience and a passion for elevating the executive recruiting landscape, Ken brings a unique perspective that enriches every episode of “Hiring Matters.”

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Ken Schmitt Podcaster, Author, and CEO

Ken Schmitt has been recruiting for 26 years. A San Diego native, he grew up in an entrepreneurial household with a father who was a Jack in the Box franchisee for 25 years and a mother who left the accounting world to become a real estate agent.

In 1998, Ken answered an ad in the newspaper for a recruiting job and never looked back. After spending 9 years working for a local boutique firm, a large regional firm, and one of the world’s largest Executive Search firms, Heidrick & Struggles, he launched TurningPoint Executive Search in 2007 and now employs 7 professionals in a 100% remote work environment.

In 2023, Ken published “The Practical Optimist: An Entrepreneurial Journey Through Life’s TurningPoints” through Advantage Publishing. He also launched a new podcast of the same name, highlighting everyday people who are making an extraordinary impact on their families, their business, and their community.

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