The Talent Economy Podcast
What Poultry Farmers Taught Me About Hiring The Right Person
AI Recruiting: What Poultry Farmers Taught Me About Hiring the Right Person
With 10 resumes submitted, what determines if there are five prospective candidates instead of two?
That’s right - it’s the recruiter.
In this episode, I’m joined by Ken Lazarus, the CEO of Scout Exchange. We discuss the talent economy, AI-powered recruiting - i.e., the role that data and AI play in the process, and how - for every job (and I mean every job) - there is someone out there poised with a very specific skill set to quickly and efficiently find candidates to fill those roles. This is where Scout Exchange comes in.
Scout Exchange is an AI-driven online marketplace where organizations are matched with expert recruiters to help them find talent. Scout Exchange lists everything from directors of medicine to chicken pluckers.
Ken and I discuss the role of AI in talent acquisition, the dynamics of the recruiter-candidate relationship, and how important it is to foster a sense of trust. We also speak at length about the importance of diversifying the talent pool and how Scout Exchange is working to identify and mitigate decision biases.
Some questions I ask:
- What type of roles are listed on Scout?
- How does Scout measure the quality of its recruiters and candidates?
- How do local recruiters compare to larger staffing firms?
- How does Scout protect against bias?
- How does Scout improve the candidate experience?
In this episode, you will learn:
- That for every job, there’s someone who specializes in recruiting for that role.
- The difference between being an average recruiter and being a star.
- The truth about the “talent pool” in today’s market.
- Different types of biases that humans have and how they impact data.
- About the “Black Box Problem” in AI.
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