The article explores how automation is being used in the recruiting process. It discusses how machines and algorithms are being utilized to assess the job-related skills candidates possess. This process helps eliminate the need to have a person manually assess resumes and other application materials. Additionally, it examines how assessments are being designed and customized to the role candidates are seeking, in order to accurately predict their potential success in the role. It also highlights how these skills-assessment technologies can be used to streamline the hiring process and provide improved accuracy on job-fit. Lastly, the article provides guidance on how HR professionals can take advantage of the trend in order to identify the best candidate for a role.