I completely agree that there is a huge opportunity within the recruitment industry for technology to reinvent how we build teams given its ability to deliver innovative solutions which enable businesses to grow their teams in an efficient, time and cost-effective ways...

HOWEVER, in my humble opinion, there are things technology and big data cannot tell you - like what is important for a candidate, what they are seeking in their next role or what their motivators are. In addition, technology will never generate that 'gut instinct' that comes when you meet someone who is right for your business, or indeed a client's business, no matter what their CV might say.

Maybe you'll say I think this because I'm a recruiter so these tech advances threaten the job I love and service I am proud to deliver, maybe you think it's because I'm stuck in the past and not wanting to embrace the future... Think what you will but, for me, recruitment and building a team takes time investment and, ultimately, the best fits occur when you have a solid understanding about what someone is all about as a multi-dimensional person, not just a sheet of buzzwords and prose on a two-dimensional piece of virtual paper designed to tell you everything but, in fact, cannot tell you what really matters.