Do People or Does Tech Make Worse Hiring Decisions?

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:

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“[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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Vadim Liberman is editor TLNT and (the devil wears TJ Maxx) — a workplace renegade advancing how we think, work, and live. He has previously worked as a strategy consultant to HR and recruiting tech companies at The Starr Conspiracy, as a talent management professional at Prudential, and as senior editor of The Conference Board Review, a magazine for business leaders. Vadim loves to talk about all things HR, talent acquisition, and Bravo TV shows. Bring it!