Recruitment automation & tech innovation – Sergei Makhmodov @Daxtra – Part 3
In our day and age the closed vendor software system – not allowing third-parties to integrate, not having open APIs – is a dead-end, because their space will be taken over by more open-minded companies.”
This follows part two of my three-part talk to Sergei Makhmodov about recruiting trends, Daxtra’s beginnings and APAC expansion, A.I. and new technologies. Sergei is the Managing Director of Daxtra Asia and a founding partner of the business.
Steve: Some people are saying that recruitment is going to become 100% automated in the future. What’s your view?
Sergei: Well, I haven’t heard anyone saying that it will be 100% automated and I certainly don’t believe it will be. We at Daxtra – I think I can speak here on behalf of the company – don’t believe that it will ever become 100% automated because at some point, someone needs to ask questions; someone will need to answer questions. We’re certainly not near this stage when A.I. will be able to interview the candidate properly and make a final decision in the coming years. That’s for sure.
But where I think automation is definitely coming to the fore is to automate certain processes within recruitment. This is what you guys at idibu have been doing throughout your history, and this is what Daxtra has been doing as well. So I think that will continue. But there are human interactive processes that technology can’t automate yet.
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Steve: Are there any technology innovations in recruitment right now that you’d like to talk about?
Sergei: We’re seeing some interesting concepts from startups and established players in the fields of big data, data analytics, data visualization and we’re still just scratching the surface here.
We’re also seeing a very encouraging trend in vendors opening up their systems more and allowing third-parties to integrate, creating marketplaces and communities of software vendors who can easily plug in. The industry is going to benefit from this.
I think in our day and age the closed vendor software system – not allowing third-parties to integrate, not having open APIs – is a dead-end, because their space will be taken over by more open-minded companies.