Artificial Intelligence In Talent Acquisition, Do we Trust It?


  • Bilal Hmoud University of Debrecen Doctoral School of Management and Business
  • László Várallyai University of Debrecen Faculty of Economics and Business



This study aims to investigate HR leaders’ trust in AI application in talent acquisition and the role of technology trust as a predictor of HR leaders’ attitude toward its adoption. The sample was drawn from the HR professionals’ network in the Middle East using an online survey with 389 responses. The study results concluded that HR leaders have a positive attitude toward the adoption of AI applications in the talent acquisition function. Additionally, HR leaders perceived it as highly advantageous and this perception positively influenced their attitude. Further, it is concluded that. HR leaders possess high trust in AI-based talent acquisition solutions and that their perception about its reliability, credibility and technical competence are significant predictors of this trusting belief.

Author Biography

László Várallyai, University of Debrecen Faculty of Economics and Business

László Várallyai works at University of Debrecen, Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Department of Business and Agricultural Informatics as professor assistant. His specialist areas of work are the following: Software developing, Internet-based developing, Database systems. He was taking part in more research projects and has 10 years experience of computer application in agriculture. The most important project is: Support Collaboration Argumentation-based e-Learning in secondary schools, supported by the European Commission, Framework 5 Programme (IST-1999-10664). He was the secretary of the Organizing Committee of the EFITA2003 Conference that was supported by EU. He is member of some professional bodies (Hungarian Association of Agricultural Informatics, John von Neumann Computer Society). He is author or co-author of more than 90 publications.



2021-06-15 — Updated on 2022-01-11


How to Cite

Hmoud, B., & Várallyai, L. (2022). Artificial Intelligence In Talent Acquisition, Do we Trust It?. Journal of Agricultural Informatics, 12(1). (Original work published June 15, 2021)



Journal of Agricultural Informatics