Very interesting article in Le Figaro this morning (in French…) about the new trends in recruiting. (here: www.lefigaro.fr/vie-bureau/2014/05/19/09008-20140519ARTFIG00214-comment-nous-sommes-recrutes-par-des-robots.php)
Should we be happy about it? Or afraid?
Apparently Google receives 75,000 new resumes each week. At ACCUR we are not at that level (yet), but still, the amount of resumes we receive, makes it virtually impossible for us to read them all and certainly not each resume in full.
New technologies and internet in particular have made it possible for candidates to mass email their applications everywhere. Recruiters have then become overwhelmed with the number of applicants and had no other choices to organize themselves using ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems). Those ATS are more or less sophisticated, but all aim to prioritize or select the best resumes for the recruiters to read. The others will either be ignored or read at the end if the person still has time.
It might be sad, but unfortunately it is a side effect of technologies that recruiters have had to cope with.
Edouard Thoumyre is a seasoned executive recruiter with over 17 years of experience in executive search, as the Founder and Managing Partner of ACCUR Recruiting Services. Specializing in the Consumer and Luxury Goods industries, he has a proven track record of placing senior level and C-level executives in family, private equity-backed, and Fortune 500 companies in the beauty, wine & spirits, watch & jewelry, home goods, and tobacco industries, among others. Edouard Thoumyre holds a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship from HEC Paris (#1 European Business School, Financial Times rankings) and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from Centrale Lille (a top 10 French engineering school). ACCUR Recruiting Services has been recognized as a Forbes Top 100 executive search firm since 2018.
Edouard Thoumyre and his firm, ACCUR Recruiting Services, have been featured in numerous publications such as WWD, Business Insider, Newsweek, CPG Specialist, Yahoo Finance, Nasdaq.com, Marketplace by NPR, Business of Fashion…