Unknown to many of us, Artificial Intelligence has become an integral part of our day-to-day life or business. Like every other profession, the recruiting sector has also taken up AI with recruitment automation; witnessing soaring success, specifically for the employment process.
It has great efficiency, speedier work, and none of the constraints which come attached to manual labor. From predictive algorithms to online simulations, AI uses innovative techniques.
How Automation in Recruitment Work?
AI along with ML is the technology behind automation in recruitment which is going to grow in coming years and optimize the recruitment cycle. In the last decade, the way recruiters search for qualified candidates has changed immensely.
The reason is AI and the power of automation in recruitment which leads to processes being quick and compact. They zero down on candidates matching the job profile and make sure they have the qualifications sought by the company; thus, resulting in a large number of companies using recruitment automation.
With the recruitment process in safe hands, the company has now gained more hands to work on other fronts; resulting in increased and improved productivity. The AI, unlike humans, is not prone to bias. AI will make sure it picks only the best-matched candidates for the interview processes.
It’s correct to say that recruiters and consultants have been using AI and automation in recruitment for years. For example, scanning through numerous CVs using keywords, prioritizing, and segregating them accordingly is based on an AI-powered Applicant Tracking system. AI being unbiased gives people, the push to be more network active and encourages them to stand out through their profiles and resumes.
AI Replacing Humans?
Contrary to popular belief, AI is not designed to replace humans. Instead, AI will simply enhance the work done by humans and increase productivity yet a total dependency on them is not yet considered or rather feasible.
It is no reason to be afraid of recruitment automation. Till the time AI and recruitment automation become fully mature for every recruitment process, the human touch is imperative at some key stages in the process to make hiring effective.
As it’s a data-driven software technology, AI adapts to analyze and learn from Big Data; thus, stemming a smarter platform that helps in making better recruiting recommendations and sending automated emails and responses to the selected candidates.
Some firms also resort to using AI-powered chatbots to personalize and simplify the job hunts for the candidates.
If an AI system has a record of the candidate’s communication, then it can pinpoint what time will be suitable to reach the candidate using recruitment automation. Moreover, recruitment chatbots can automatically start off a conversation with the candidates discussing their job interests making the process much more engaging and fruitful. The candidate is more likely to stay and complete the process.
According to ideal.com, 55% of talent acquisition leaders feel that the top benefit of a recruitment chatbot is getting an instant response to inquiries. This also strikes the risk of missing job opportunities or quality candidates for both job seekers and recruiters, respectively.
AI’s ability to discreetly track the candidates benefits both the recruiter and the candidate. Think future, think recruitment automation.
Editor’s Note: Originally published March 13, 2019, 09:02 AM, updated 07 April 2021.