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Jason Roberts - Recruiting in the New Machine Age

What Got You Here Won't Get You There. Inside Sorcecon: Jason Roberts, Global Head of Technology and Analytics Randstad Sourceright

Jason Roberts, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Standardization Randstad Sourceright, TotalPicture interviewJason Roberts

Jason Roberts is Senior Vice President of Strategy and Standardization for Randstad Sourceright. In his role, he leverages more than 15 years of leadership and recruiting expertise to implement new innovations and identify the blend of standard processes and technologies that gives Randstad a decided advantage in their recruiting process.

Drawing on his extensive experience in big data, Jason also focuses on the thoughtful application of analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and predictive technologies to drive action through automation and data-driven insight by the recruiting team. Making the title of his presentation at Sourcecon very much in alignment with his day job.

Welcome to a Big Picture Channel podcast on TotalPicture Radio. I'm your host, Peter Clayton.

Talking Points:

Jason welcome to TotalPicture Radio. So first off, please tell us your backstory... You have a considerable amount of experience in recruiting, primarily with Accenture, so share you background with us, and what led you to Randstad?

In your Sourcecon keynote "Recruiting in the New Machine Age" you talked about the 4th industrial revolution. Could you share this progression with us?

Ten years ago I interviewed Marshall Goldsmith when his book What Got You Here Won't Get You There was published - the title of a slide you kept repeating in big block letters throughout your presentation. What is the significance of this to you, and specifically, to recruiters?

A side in your presentation showing a graph from the Federal Reserve Bank was titled "when workers began falling behind", depicting labor productivity, real GDP per capita, private employment, and median family income. Jason, I'd like you to spend some time describing this chart, because I believe the world we're living in today here in the U.S.  is reflected in these numbers.

And in your follow-up slide, you clearly see that  labor's share of GDP, which was healthy for many decades, has fallen sharply since 2000.

Back to the title of your presentation, Jason, Recruiting in the New Machine Age - we are entering an era where unskilled labor and those with nothing more than a high school diploma will continue to fall further and further behind. Even skilled workers will need to continuously refresh their skills just to stay even. Am I right?

So let's translate the world we live in today to the world of recruiting. There are a number of tasks that are easily automated like background checks -- but others that are not. Can you unpack this for us?

Where do millennials fit into this picture?

Moving forward just a few years to 2025 you showed the Sourcecon crowd a dramatic digital transformation (slide 15) can you describe the projections for AI and staffing platforms?

And it seem Randstad is in the thick of this transformation. Tell us about the Randstad Innovation Fund.

What are some of the new innovations in recruiting that have you excited?

What advice do you have for talent acquisition leaders, sourcers and recruiters to up their game and stay way ahead of the robots?

How can our listeners connect with you?

Stay tuned... Our interview with Jason Roberts will air Tuesday April 18th

Peter Clayton

About Peter Clayton

Peter Clayton, Producer/Host, is an award-winning producer/director of radio, television, documentary, video, interactive and Web-based media who has created breakthrough media for a wide array of Fortune 100 clients.


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