The Robot-Proof Recruiter

The Robot-Proof Recruiterby Katrina Collier

A survival guide for recruitment & sourcing professionals

Gain and hold the attention of people with the highly sought-after skills your business needs and discover how to future-proof your recruitment career with the knowledge that technology cannot replace you.

Published by Kogan Page on 3rd August 2019

In a world of work where recruiters are constantly hearing that their role is at risk from AI, robotics and chatbots, it has never been more important to effectively attract and recruit the right people. Leveraging the power of social media and digital sourcing strategies is only part of the solution, and simply posting a job or sending a LinkedIn InMail is no longer enough. The Robot-Proof Recruiter shows you how to use the tools that reveal information that can be used to grab a potential candidate’s attention among the overwhelming volume of material online. Full of expert guidance and practical tips, this book explains what works, what doesn’t, and how you can stand out and recruit effectively in a world of technology overload.

The Robot-Proof Recruiter will enable you to become the recruiter that candidates trust and the one they want to talk to. It contains essential guidance on overcoming obstacles – including how to recruit without an existing online presence, how to work effectively with hiring managers to improve the candidate experience, and how to use technology to support the candidate’s journey from initial outreach, to application, to employee, and through to alumnus. This is an indispensable book for all recruitment professionals and HR practitioners who want to recruit the right people for their organisation.


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Thoughts on The Robot-Proof Recruiter

This is gold! Katrina Collier has produced a resource that should be mandatory reading for every recruiting organisation in the world. New or experienced, consider this the manual that will set you on the right recruitment course now and in perpetuity.” 

Jim Stroud, TA Innovator, Author, and Vlogger & Podcaster at

The Robot-Proof Recruiter is a well-researched argument against the technology-first craze of the 21st century. Katrina Collier makes a compelling case for human-powered leadership at the front and centre of the hiring process, ensuring applicants and candidates are neither forgotten nor marginalised.

Laurie Ruettimann, HR Writer, Speaker & Entrepreneur and Podcast Host of Let’s Fix Work

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