How AI can be used to power recruitment
As we move into the last quarter of 2019, we have seen the implementation of AI come on leaps and bounds and its proven use cases transcend multiple industries. More and more companies are looking for ways to improve their decision making whilst reinventing operational processes and streamlining business.
As a part of this progression, AI is more and more becoming an essential part of recruiting strategies and is being used to address talent shortages. In short, AI can be used to improve employee engagement, create more positive candidate experiences, and to better match applicants to open positions.
In this article we will explore the ways that AI can, and is being used to improve human resources experiences across multiple industries and in businesses of every size.
Imagine a world where your employees were so engaged that they never left, and you never needed to recruit? Whilst it may seem like a somewhat elusive goal, when businesses focus on those that show up every day and give 100%, it reduces the need to replace people because less are leaving. Some of the ways in which AI technology can be used to increase engagement amongst current employees include:
- Offering real-time assistance and support to employees, based on their needs;
- The ability to analyse data and use it to foster a sense of belonging in an organisation;
- Being able to gather real-time information on the way in which employees behave and how they engage;
- Then, transforming the gathered information into meaningful measures that can be implemented within a company.
Rather than just offering free lunches or putting a new TV in the recreation room, businesses need to be more thoughtful about how they drive engagement. When utilised to its full potential, AI is capable of significantly reducing turnover by providing support to employees as well as monitoring their interest and performance.
Creating Better Candidate Experiences
By utilising AI powered recruitment software for both current and past candidates, recruiters are able to create specific search and criteria parameters which give instant access to possible employees from all over the world. AI can then be used to automatically assess each candidate, quickly and accurately which in turn streamlines the recruitment process.
AI can search and identify potential candidates much faster than a human, therefore the chance of getting noticed can actually increase for job seekers. With AI-powered recruitment processes, the vast amount of data available and the speed in which it can be processed means more people can be evaluated for open positions. This results in a much more beneficial candidate experience, and better chances of getting the right person for the job, for recruiters.
Matching Talent To Positions
When recruiters use AI, it allows them to identify the top applicants, based on how well their profile matches the job they have applied for. A greater access to streamlined data means it is much easier to search and then match candidates to jobs. Once data has been collected, it can also be used to predict when and if a possible candidate could be ready to consider moving to your company. This kind of data analysis is extremely valuable as it increases the chances of a good fit, as well as reducing the time to hire.
AI in recruitment isn’t about losing jobs, it is about using the technology to better fill vacancies within organisations. To meet increasing demands for new talent, businesses, need to consider automated recruitment processes that can function quickly, efficiently and seamlessly and AI is a crucial part of that.
By implementing AI into your recruitment strategy, a company is able to gain access to more data, the right employees, whilst helping you retain highly engaged talent that is immeasurably important to your operation.
Authored by the Finerton.com News Team (Malta)
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