AI vs. HI: Balancing Automation and Human Judgment in Talent Acquisition

2021 Talent Conference & Expo
Attendees will gain practical guidance on balancing automation tools with human judgment (human intelligence; HI) in order to achieve desired talent results.

From artificial intelligence (AI) assistants to smart data forms to ever-evolving hiring and matching platforms, AI products are transforming the way talent acquisition teams operate. While technology tools move us quickly toward an automated future, human judgment is still necessary to both assist and administer automation programs effectively. Learn from industry experts with practical guidance on balancing automation and human judgment in order to achieve desired results.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the state of current AI technologies in the world of HR.
  • Identify the trends among recruiters and talent managers on automation tools.
  • Explore the intersection of human decision-making and AI in software tools and within human resource teams.
  •  Understand what “assisted AI” and “augmented AI” are and how many HR teams are currently leveraging them.
  •  Gain insights on the future of work with machines and humans both playing key parts.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 10:15am to 11:15am

Mike Fitzsimmons


Mike is the current CEO of Crosschq, a Slack, Tiger Global, GGV, Bessemer, and backed startup that helps companies screen, source and hire the best talent through its digital and automated reference checks/assessments. Prior to Crosschq, he was the Co-Founder and CEO of Advanced TV Advertising & Commerce Company, Connekt, Inc. which was acquired by JMJ Financial in 2018. Mike was also the former Founder & CEO of Interactive Commerce Company, Delivery Agent which was acquired by Hillair Capital in 2016. 

Mike is experienced in all aspects of corporate and business development as well as general corporate functions including finance, sales & marketing, technology and product management. Named a Forbes Next 1000 in 2021, Mike is an industry thought leader who has been featured on CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, NY Times, WSJ, Forbes among others. 


Becka Klauber Richter

Becka Klauber

President and Co-Founder of Helpr, Becka Klauber Richter, has been operating childcare brands for 15 years. Helpr was grown from a boutique domestic placement and babysitting agency into a global network of care professionals and family enterprise technology servicing the top media, retail, finance, and technology companies. As a former foster parent, new mom and power user of her own platform, Becka is driven by her mission of achieving universal parent inclusion and community in the workplace.

Russell Podgorski


Russell Podgorski is the head of executive recruiting at Providence, which operates across seven states on the west coast and is comprised of 120,000 employees, 51 acute care hospitals, 1,100 physician clinics, 22 long-term care facilities, 19 hospice and home health programs, 693 supportive housing units, and one major health plan. Russell specializes in building and improving high-performing executive recruiting teams and functions that exceed national benchmarks. He brings over a decade of experience recruiting executives and physicians for multi-billion dollar integrated health care delivery systems. He holds a B.A. degree from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri and a Master of Health Administration degree from St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine.

Bianca Lager


Bianca is the President of Social Intelligence where she drives the vision to support organizations in protecting workplace culture and preventing harassment. Bianca obtained an MBA from Pepperdine University with a concentration in Dispute Resolution and is a LinkedIn Learning Instructor.


Kevin Bachman


Kevin Bachman is The CRA Doctor and host of the podcast, Background Check Radio. With 20 years experience, Kevin is an employment screening thought leader and industry executive providing financial, strategic and operational solutions to owners and senior management to increase compliance, client satisfaction and profit. He also advises private equity and outside investment groups on opportunities within this space. He is frequently invited to write, speak and present by consumer reporting agencies (CRAs), The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), employers, and screening vendors. Kevin serves on PBSA’s Background Screening Accreditation Committee and the Industry Practices Committee.

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