Ben Gotkin shares insights from the great presentation by Nick Mailey (VP TA at Intuit) & William Tincup (President at RecruitingDaily.com) at Talent42, the national tech recruiting conference, held each June in Seattle.
New technology is driving new advances in tech recruiting. Nick Mailey, VP of Talent Acquisition at Intuit and William Tincup, President at RecruitingDaily.com, provided insight into the future of recruiting technology…and that future is happening now.
According to Nick, cloud computing has democratized technology for everyone, by driving down costs, increasing accessibility, and reshaping how organizations are thinking about the application and impact of technology. At Intuit, Nick and his team have already defined their future in talent acquisition, one driven by AI tools taking over many transactional tasks that can be automated. The future is closer than all of us think, however, as Intuit is already through year 1 of a 3-year journey to implement a highly-innovative, game changing full recruiting tech stack. Nick shared a video of what this future looks like, where recruiters, hiring managers and candidates interacted with an AI recruiting assistant (think: Alexa) throughout the entire recruiting process. According to Intuit, much of the tech that was demonstrated in the video already exists; it’s the natural language processing component that’s still a couple years away.
Driving this decision to pursue such an ambitious, enterprise tech solution was a realization at Intuit that no one off-the-shelf solution existed that would fit their future recruiting needs. Nick and his team took 4 steps to help them define their future full tech stack, including:
After Nick’s portion of the session, he passed the mic over to William Tincup, who also understands the challenges of walking into “Frankenstein” tech, and trying to figure out what to do with it.
William made the case that keeping up with TA Tech is a part of your job. There are over 22,000 TA technologies on the market today. How can one possibly keep up with all of that? Peer sharing and collaboration, rating sites, and organizations like Gartner can help. William also walked through some of the major categories of tools to help tech recruiters, with some examples in each category.
William added that the following trends are driving TA tech today: speed, predictive, reflective, connectivity, training, responsive, adaptable, modeling, ratings, cleansing. He suggested that you first need to know what you are solving for, be critical about your process, and then go look for products that fit your process, not the reverse.