Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a buzzword for decades, but it's only recently that the technology is starting to gain real traction in the business world. The impact of AI on the recruiting process has likewise been significant — and will only continue to grow as more companies adopt AI-powered solutions. So how is Artificial Intelligence changing the recruiting process? Read on to find out.
Automation can improve the recruiting process in several ways.
AI can help improve your recruiting process in several ways. It can be used to screen applicants, schedule interviews, track candidates, onboard new employees and manage performance.
AI is already changing the way that recruiters screen resumes by scanning for keywords and automatically filtering out those who don’t fit a company’s requirements. AI can also schedule interviews based on each candidate's calendar availability and remind them of upcoming meetings.
Additionally, AI technology allows recruiters to learn from past hiring decisions so that they can refine their job descriptions or interview questions for future candidates. Finally, once you have hired someone new into your team, you need some way of tracking their progress and communicating with them about performance reviews!
Escaping 'group think'
When you’re working with a group of recruiters, it’s easy to get caught up in the “group think.” You might all be looking for someone who is similar to you — and that may not be the best fit for the job or organisation. AI has been shown to help recruiters see past their own biases and find candidates who might be better suited for the role. It can also help them distinguish between candidates who look great on paper but aren't actually good fits for your company culture, and those who may have not necessarily been top performers during interviews but could thrive if given an opportunity to prove themselves on the job.
Flagging red flags
Red flags are a good thing. They’re a way to ensure you hire the right people, and they can be used to screen candidates or dig deeper into their backgrounds.
Red flags are an effective way to screen candidates for pre-hire interviews, as well as during the interview process itself. It’s important not only to look at the resume and cover letter content but also ask questions about things like “Why does this person want to work for us?” and “What has he or she done in similar roles?”
AI is already changing the recruiting process.
AI is already changing the recruitment process. It can be used to improve the quality of candidates, increase the speed of hiring, and make finding qualified talent easier.
According to Deloitte’s “Artificial intelligence and machine learning: The next revolution in business” report (2017), AI will help recruiters deliver better candidate experiences by reducing time spent on non-value tasks like manual data analysis while increasing efficiency overall. In addition, AI can be used to detect patterns and determine which traits are most effective at predicting job success; this allows recruiters to better identify top performers from large pools of applicants.
Recruitment isn't the only area where AI could be useful.
With its ability to automate tasks, it's not surprising that AI is already being used in other areas of HR. For example, some automated candidate screening systems use AI to help recruiters decide whether they should interview a particular candidate. Others use predictive analytics to determine whether someone will leave their job within six months — a prediction that could be helpful when deciding whether or not to make an offer.
These are just two examples of how AI can be deployed in recruitment and HR — but they're by no means the only ones! AI can also help with onboarding processes, employee engagement initiatives and retention efforts.
AI is taking on a bigger role in the recruitment process.
AI is already taking on a bigger role in the recruitment process. It can help with screening candidates, finding relevant candidates, scheduling interviews and selecting the best candidate. AI can also help with onboarding new employees by monitoring their performance and helping them to improve their skills.
For now, AI is still a tool in the recruiting arsenal. But as it gets smarter and more widespread, it's clear that its role will only grow. While many people are worried about what this could mean for the future of work and employment, there's also a lot to be said for letting technology take over some of our repetitive tasks so we can focus on higher-order thinking. It’s exciting to think where AI takes us next.