Recruiting trends are like a carousel ...
You just have to agree on the direction:
- On the one side everything should be automated, using ATS, great new matching algorithms, speech recognition, psychological interpretation and profiling, etc. --> to be faster and to handle larger number of candidates
- On the other side the need for performance based hiring, new ways to overcome the "war for talent", the job needs to find the candidate and companies should spend much more time into Talent Acquisition (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/recruitment-vs-talent-acquisition-euan-mcnair?trk=hp-feed-article-title-like) --> be much smarter to find the right candidate quickly
I personally prefer the 2nd approach, especially in my current situation, as this is a fair treatment of the candidates and a Win-Win situation for all involved parties. Recruiting is expensive and takes a lot of time, companies should do this first time right.
Anyway there might be good arguments for both directions, so in the end it is a company decision, how to approach it. And you need to take a disruptive approach and change, as the status quo in most companies is definitely different to both ways.
Finally every change is a journey and you have to take the people with you (http://www.slideshare.net/jurgenappelo/how-to-change-the-world-9444890), to be successful in the end. And not everything, what is technically possible now and in the near future, should be used from a philosophical standpoint, as we should be properly balancing humans versus robots.
“Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” ― Aldous Huxley, Ends and Means