If you are in and around the universe of recruitment, then you probably would have heard about ‘Artificial Intelligence’ recently. And more importantly how AI will ‘change the face’ of recruitment. These clever people are on to something, but I believe the distinctive ‘how’ is missing from these statements.
At TheTalentPeople we focus on apprenticeships all year round, helping training providers and employers find the right talent. During NAW we get everyone talking and celebrating the success of apprenticeships whilst encouraging even more people to choose apprenticeships as a pathway to a great career.
One theme that has already come out loud and clear in meetings this year is the elusive Marketing RoI. I guess with new budgets to spend, people are understandably focused. There’s a famous quote variously attributed to most great business leaders which goes something like this;
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Artificial Intelligence is a technique that is becoming more and more widespread across many industries. The principles of AI date back many years, but it is only recently that that the power of computers have allowed them to be deployed more widely.
Technology continues to have an impact on the way in which every organisation works. New techniques are being adopted that deliver increased productivity and improved service each and every day. The world of recruitment – particularly around Emerging Talent – has often been slow to adopt these practices, but times are changing. And fast.
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Recruitment in Emerging Talent is an ever-changing field. For many years, it has been dominated by apprenticeships and the graduate market – both with their own idiosyncrasies. In recent years, a number of factors have provided the backdrop for significant change, and it is clear that technology is going to play a bigger and bigger role in the future.
To say the current political situation is turbulent would be an understatement. Like many other organisations, we are finalising plans for next year and working through the many assumptions that are needed as part of this process. Go back three or four years, and we’d all have been able to have a pretty good go at answering questions, like ‘Who will be the Prime Minister’, ‘Which Party will be in power?’, ‘Will we be in the European Union?’. I defy anyone to confidently predict the answers to these questions for 2019. Closer to home, the world of apprenticeships has also been turned on its head in the last 18 months, with Standards, the IfA, EPA, Levy and many other changes rendering the system almost unrecognisable.