Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Will Chatbots take away Jobs ?

No one knows for sure but there are strong indications that , much sooner than we would like to think , CHATBOTS may replace some humans , in SERVICE SECTORS where ROBOTS are unlikely to appear anytime soon

For example :

·         Hotels / Hospitality

·         BPO / Call Centres

·         Customer Support

·         Public Relations

·         Advertising / Branding

·         E Commerce

·         Online Trading…etc


I think they can !

For example in the Service Sector of  “ Online Recruitment / Job Portals

Some 3.5 million students graduate from our Colleges , every year

But no more than ONE MILLION get “ interviewed “ by Recruiters , either Online or Offline !

Rest do not even get an interview call !

Simply because HUMAN recruitment managers / interviewers , in the large organized sector , just do NOT have time to interview 3.5 million jobseekers and evaluate their “ suitability

And owners of 40 million MSME just do not have the INTERVIEWING SKILLS or INTERVIEW TOOLS , for evaluating hundreds of candidates , for just one or two vacancies

Nor can they call these graduates for personal / face – to – face , interview , for the following reasons :

·         They don’t know where are the “ suitable “ candidates and how to contact them

·         They do not have funds to reimburse these candidates for travel expenses

But there is a way out !

In the form of a INTERVIEW BOT ( to be hosted by National Career portal ? )

Since all of those graduating 3.5 million have smart phones , they can download the INTERVIEW BOT , appear for an INTERVIEW ( Skype / WhatsApp / Google Duo ) on their mobile and record ( audio / video ) their answers ( to questions being asked by the INTERVIEW BOT , based on the Educational Qualification / Experience / Job preference / City preference / Industry preference etc of the concerned candidate )

INTERVIEW BOT will record / assess the answers and evaluate the soft skills ( expression / communicating skills ) , and assign a “ Employability Score “ ( of course for the “ Job Preference “ selected by that candidate )

[ And the beauty is : with every “ answer “ ( from millions of candidates ) , INTERVIEW BOT will continuously become smarter and smarter ! ]

A Candidate may appear for being interviewed ( by the INTERVIEW BOT of course ) for more than one “ Job Preference “ ( or even a repeat interview for the same Job Preference )

Those MSME who have registered on National Career Portal and entered their VACANCIES , will get lists of the candidates found “ suitable “by the INTERVIEW BOT ( based on some cut-off score ), along with their INTERVIEW SCORES and contact details

Just imagine the satisfaction of 3.5 million graduates that ,

·         Someone interviewed them / assessed them

·         Someone will automatically forward their details to potential employers

And the satisfaction of 40 million MSME that they can now find / appoint the most suitable candidates , without hassle !

If anyone has doubt that AUTOMATED INTERVIEWING of millions on their smart phones , using INTERVIEW BOT is possible , let him look up :

[ closer at home Rohit Taneja is moving in this direction through his portal :

And should Shri Prakash Javadekarji ( Minister , Human Resources ) or Shri Bandaru Dattatreyaji ( Minister , Labour ) were to request Beerud Sheth ( Beerud@gupshup.io ) , he may even agree to develop such an INTERVIEW BOT for FREE , for downloading from National Career Portal !

That alone can provide to the NDA government ,

Business Line ( 13 Feb 2017 ) carried a news report titled :

“ 5 Crore jobs by 2020 : Dattatreya “

It goes on to read :
“The Centre will ensure jobs for 5 crore ( 50 million ) unemployed people in the country by 2020, according to Bandaru Dattatreya, Union Minister for Labour and Employment.

Dear Shri Bandaruji :

INTERVIEW BOT  is the only way to even think of interviewing 50 million candidates in next 3 years !

25  June  2017