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Poll: Recruiting roles automated within 10 years

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The resources that HR professionals draw on in the coming decade will become increasingly automated—and less human. That’s especially true when it comes to time-consuming recruiting and screening tasks, which are susceptible to human error.

A new CareerBuilder survey shows that 72% of employers expect that some roles within talent acquisition and human capital management will become completely automated within the next 10 years.

“When companies expand and add more employees, there’s a certain tipping point where things can no longer be managed efficiently and accurately by hand,” says Rosemary Haefner, chief HR officer for CareerBuilder. “Automation needs to be incorporated so the HR team is free to focus on strategies versus tasks, and focus on building relationships with employees and candidates.”

The top five reasons for automation, in order: save time, increase efficiency, improve candidate experience, reduce errors and save money.

What’s being automated?

The national study of 719 HR managers at employers with 250 or more workers shows that most HR automation is centered around messaging, benefits and compensation.

Among employers that automate at least one part of talent acquisition, here are the percentages who do so in specific areas:


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