An interesting Q&A with Gerd Leonhard, author of 'Technology vs Humanity' and key note speaker at the upcoming AESC European Conference, on the relationship between humanity and technology. There is little doubt that the use of technology will enhance executive search but it will never replace the emotional intelligence and insight that are so crucial to a relationship-centric industry.
Things like compassion, values, feelings and emotions make us human. We can meet somebody for one second in a hallway and we will immediately know who that person is, something which technology can’t do. Where the value comes for us, is when we give the machines the things that are easy for machines. It helps efficiency – it helps our business. Having fantastic technology and culture with it is the winning combination.