Friday Mar 01, 2024

HR’s Toughest Challenges + Can AI Hire Better Candidates?


In this episode, Joey Price and Sommer Ketron discuss the challenges that HR professionals face and how candidates are using AI to cheat the recruiting process. Exploring top concerns keeping HR executives up at night, including navigating HR budgets and managing hybrid remote workplaces. And discussing the shift in focus from recruitment and retention to building company culture and learning development. The importance of employee engagement and people analytics is highlighted, along with practical tips for job seekers and hiring managers to adapt to the use of AI in the hiring process.



  • HR executives are concerned about navigating HR budgets, managing hybrid remote workplaces, recruitment and retention, employee engagement, and people analytics.
  • Candidates are using AI tools to craft resumes and cover letters, making it difficult for hiring managers to identify qualified candidates on paper.
  • Hiring managers should familiarize themselves with AI tools and look for indicators of AI-generated content, such as language and sentence structure.
  • To adapt to the use of AI in the hiring process, hiring managers can prioritize in-depth references, work samples, skill demonstrations, and assessments.


00:00 - Introduction

02:23 - What’s Keeping HR Up at Night

03:49 - Navigating HR Budgets and Managing Hybrid Remote Workplaces

04:55 - Shift in Focus: Recruitment and Retention

06:42 - Importance of Employee Engagement

09:23 - The Significance of People Analytics

12:57 - Consultants Corner

13:19 - Candidates Using AI to Cheat the Recruiting Process

16:04 - Advice for Job Seekers and Hiring Managers

23:22 - Using One-Way Video Interviews

26:16 - Conclusion

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