Do People or Does Tech Make Worse Hiring Decisions?

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Sep 17, 2021
This article is part of a series called Happening on ERE.

There’s so much constant chatter about how qualified candidates get screened out of the hiring process by technology. It’s the fault of AI! It’s the fault of the ATS! 

Actually, no, says HR tech expert Lance Haun. It’s your fault — that is, it’s the fault of HR and recruiting professionals who configure the technology they use. In his recent article, “Are Evil ATS Robots Secretly Eating People’s Resumes?” on TLNT’s sister site,, Lance writes:

“[E]mployers overwhelmingly agree that the way they set up their hiring systems and processes filters out potential candidates who could successfully perform the job but don’t fit the exact criteria in the job description. Only around 5% of employers were in denial, saying that this never happened.”

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This article is part of a series called Happening on ERE.
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