The Challenge of AI and Hiring Misinformation

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The rise of AI in recruitment brings both benefits and challenges. 

The Problem:

  • Candidates can inflate accomplishments and use multiple targeted keywords to trick HR software.
  • Estimates suggest over 70% of resumes include misleading information.
  • When candidates can’t perform the advertised tasks, they often turnover.

The Impact:

  • Increased turnover when unqualified candidates are hired.
  • Turnover costs can be 50-75% of an underperforming person’s annual salary or wage.
  • Stress levels go up as team members pick up the duties of under-performing employees.
  • Managers’ time is focused on fixing underperforming employee issues.
  • Employees wonder why the problem took so long to resolve.  Then, they start second guessing the manager on other issues. 

Potential Solutions:

  • Science-based assessments: These can provide an objective evaluation of a candidate’s skills and suitability for the role.  Quality, 3rd party assessments with targeted interview questions will  minimize costly errors. Goal: fit the job, the team, the manager and the culture.  Save money by purchasing qualified assessments.
  • Develop a Hiring Statement: A Hiring Statement is a short, positive, non-discriminating statement about the employee characteristics needed to fulfill your Mission Statement.  It is both a benchmark and a constant reminder of the talent you need to succeed.  
  • Before any hiring decision, answer these five questions:
  1. Will this candidate add talent to the team?
  2. Will this candidate take ownership of the job?
  3. Will this candidate work well with the existing team?
  4. Will this candidate work well with my management style?
  5. If hired, what will I do to help this person learn, grow and succeed – quickly?


AI can streamline recruiting, but it’s crucial to stay vigilant against misinformation.  AI is coming to society at a breath-taking pace. This is a good time to review what we have done in the past and evaluate the needs for the future.