AI technology versus personalised recruitment services

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AI technology versus personalised recruitment services

AI has undoubtedly made a significant impact on the recruitment industry,( many would say quite a negative impact) transforming various aspects of the hiring process. While AI recruitment tools are said to offer numerous advantages, there are many reasons why working with a boutique recruitment company is the preferable option, particularly for smaller companies . Here are some reasons highlighting the benefits of choosing a boutique recruitment company over relying on AI tools:

  1. Personalized Approach: Boutique recruitment companies prioritize a personalized approach to understand their clients’ specific needs and culture. They can tailor their search strategies accordingly, considering the unique requirements of each job role.
  2. Human Touch: AI tools lack the human touch and emotional intelligence that is crucial in assessing candidates. Boutique recruitment companies provide human interaction, building relationships, and evaluating candidates beyond their resumes.
  3. Candidate Assessment: Boutique recruiters are skilled at evaluating candidates holistically, considering not just their qualifications but also their soft skills, cultural fit, and potential for growth. This nuanced assessment goes beyond what AI tools can accomplish.
  4. Industry Expertise: Boutique recruitment companies often specialize in specific industries or niche markets. They possess in-depth knowledge of these sectors, including industry trends, talent pools, and the intricacies of various roles. This expertise allows them to source highly qualified candidates more effectively.
  5. Network and Connections: Boutique recruiters typically have extensive networks and connections within their specialized industries. They can tap into these networks to identify top-tier candidates who may not be actively seeking new opportunities, giving you access to a hidden talent pool.
  6. Passive Candidate Engagement: Boutique recruiters excel at engaging passive candidates who are not actively looking for new roles. They can leverage their network and persuasive skills to entice these candidates, which AI tools struggle to do effectively.
  7. Candidate Experience: A boutique recruitment company places significant emphasis on delivering a positive candidate experience throughout the hiring process. They provide timely feedback, personalized communication, and guidance to candidates, ensuring a smooth and engaging experience.
  8. Reduced Bias: AI recruitment tools are certainly not immune to biases that may be present in the data used to train them. Experienced recruiters can actively mitigate bias by employing their expertise, adopting diverse sourcing strategies, and conducting unbiased assessments based on merit.
  9. Adaptability: The recruitment landscape is constantly evolving, with new technologies and trends emerging. Boutique recruitment companies can adapt quickly to these changes and stay abreast of the latest industry developments, ensuring that their sourcing strategies remain effective.
  10. Relationship Building: Working with a  recruitment company, particularly the smaller sized ones fosters a long-term partnership. They invest time and effort in understanding your organization’s culture, values, and goals. This enables them to provide ongoing support and talent acquisition solutions tailored to your evolving needs.

While AI recruitment tools are being marketed as a one stop solution for all your recruitment needs including sourcing and screening candidates, the human touch, expertise, and personalised approach provided by experienced recruitment consultants cannot be replicated by technology.


Dublin Consulting is a leading recruitment agency based in Ireland who specialise in recruiting  staff for a global client base.  We have seen first hand how transformative the impact of hiring the right  people can be. We recruit staff across sectors including Technology, Finance, Life Science and Engineering. If you would like to talk to an experienced recruiter about your plans to expand your team then please contact us at: