So, are robots taking over recruitment? This is a question almost every industry today faces. Will automation make our jobs easier, and better? Will it make us more or less biased? Do we even trust robots? Can we trust the Albert Heijn automated checkout?? Based on the passionate response from the panelists and crowd at WeAreKeen’s first-ever recruiter meet-up, we’re still divided on the answers. (Except the Albert Heijn one, you can trust it.)

Last Thursday, we met up with 100 recruiters for a panel discussion — and delicious mini burgers — in the A’dam Tower. The topic was: “Are robots taking over recruitment?” Panelists included Rabobank’s Global Sourcing Lead Marcel van der Meer, founder, author of The-Robot-Proof-Recruiter, and keynote speaker Katrina Collier, and was moderated by Anna Brandt, my old friend (sorry Anna!) and currently at Mollie as an Executive Talent Advisor. What started as an organized panel discussion quickly turned into a lively and fiery discussion involving the whole crowd.