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What Happens When Bots Take Over Recruitment Processes?

By Alessa Flores | Thu, 08/27/2020 - 16:29

EmiLabs is the company behind Emi, a chatbot that talks with candidates who apply for a position and is responsible for collecting basic information about workers: age, address, studies, experience and training, according to the needs of each position, according to an Expansion note. Mateo Cavasotto, CEO and Co-Founder of EmiLabs, explains that Emi behaves like an artificial recruiter who prioritizes the urgency with which we currently need to find the most suitable talent for different industries.

Now let’s jump into the Week in Talent!


Digital Transformation Indispensable for Talent Management

At the Digital Transformation as a Cure for Pandemics forum organized by Expansión, where several executives from the technology sector participated, they explained that "the digital transformation is not a fad; it is not something temporary or something that will disappear in a short time. Rather, it is indispensable for any organization seeking to survive in the near future. HR managers can leverage technology to speed up recruitment and selection processes, especially after COVID-19 affected and delayed these processes.

In Times of Crisis and High Competition, Employers Must Take Care of Their Employees

Yvette Mucharraz, Director of the Center for Research on Women in Senior Management (CIMAD), believes telework is here to stay and that is why companies need to take different factors into consideration. Companies, for example, must have 'on the radar' that they already have greater competition and must focus on caring for their personnel. "The issue of teleworking has presented very different challenges during the pandemic from what was seen before. You have to define goals so that you can work on them rather than focusing on time spent working. This way you are focusing on productivity and not merely measuring work time," Mucharraz said in a Financiero note.

Senator and Leader of the Mining Union Napoleón Gómez Urrutia Wins Labor Lawsuit Against Grupo Peñoles

Napoleón Gómez Urrutia won a lawsuit against Grupo Peñoles for unjustified dismissal and the company must pay him MX$1 million (US$45,150) in lost wages and benefits for a trial that lasted 12 years and 8 months. The senator explained that on Jan. 24, 1994, he began working at Minera Mexicana La Cienega (that belongs to Grupo Peñoles). Later, he was appointed union delegate and later, in October 2001, he was elected General Secretary of the National Mining Union. However, after the Pasta de Conchos accident and the Felipe Calderón government's attack on the Mining Union, the company discharged him.


Amazon Fires More Than 1,200 Delivery Workers in the US

Amazon announced the termination of contracts with small delivery companies in the US. This has resulted in the gradual dismissal in recent months of 1,205 delivery workers operating for the company, primarily affecting delivery drivers who had a Delivery Service Partner (DSP) subcontract. In some cases, the termination of Amazon's outsourcing has resulted in the definitive closure of small businesses that were almost entirely dependent on the e-commerce giant.

The data used in this article was sourced from:  
Expansion, El Financiero, MBN, Forbes México
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Alessa Flores Alessa Flores Senior Journalist and Industry Analyst