When authorities announced they were investigating the first fatal crash involving a Tesla Motors car known for its Autopilot feature, an old debate was reignited: how much should people rely on technology? The answer is not simple. A huge problem has affected job recruiters in today’s digital age because of too much reliance on technology.
Skill-set mismatch is a common and costly problem for HR professionals. Employers should definitely make use of technology to screen applicants, but they need to use a reliable system that is monitored by human eyes. The consequences won’t be as tragic as the driver in the Florida accident where a Tesla driver failed to hit the brakes as a tractor trailer was turning in front of it, but much time and money will continue to be wasted instead of saved.