The words “artificial intelligence (AI)” seem to be on the tips of everyone’s tongue these days. AI is assisting with everything from learning more about deep space to assisting with the latest medical advancements. It has already helped the human race to reach achievements that we would not otherwise have been capable of reaching. With that in mind, those in the human resources (HR) and recruiting fields have begun to question what AI could potentially do to improve their fields as well. 

What Does AI in Recruiting Look Like? 

What precisely will artificial intelligence look like in the field of recruiting? This is what The HR Director has to say: 

AI in recruitment refers to automating time-consuming processes to help HR professionals in their daily tasks. There are many things this technology can streamline and improve to aid with lead acquisition. AI can help find candidates, analyze resumes, answer applicant questions and schedule interviews. 

The upsides of AI in the recruiting field don’t end when a new candidate is hired. Instead, those benefits continue to accrue even after hiring the candidate. It allows candidates to provide feedback about their experiences with the training process. Artificial intelligence can also be used to recommend courses to fill in the gaps in knowledge that one may need to fill before they are ready to handle all of the responsibilities of the role that they have taken on. 

Group of people waiting to be interviewed for a job at a modern office.

What Are the Benefits of AI for the HR Team? 

You can already see how AI assists in the various processes that an HR and recruiting team must take on. However, let’s take a deeper dive into which specific benefits the recruiting team is likely to see when AI products are implemented. These benefits include: 

Saving Time 

There are many processes that are extremely time-consuming and tedious in the recruiting process. HR and recruiting teams must put in many hours to handle things such as processing applications, generating new leads, and many other forms of paperwork. AI is increasingly able to take some of that workload off of the shoulders of recruiting teams. 

Writing Job Listings

Artificial intelligence products write job listings for the companies that deploy them. The purpose behind handing over this responsibility to an AI product is that it can write a perfectly tailored pitch to attract the right kind of talent for the specific type of work that you need to accomplish. You can also use AI to write a listing to attract the right kinds of applicants. 

Screening Applicants

According to Forbes, there are approximately 118 applicants for any given job on average. Of that number, only 22% are offered a job interview. Eventually, they will only offer the job to only 1 person. It takes a lot of whittling down to find the right individual for the job. Using artificial intelligence can help recruiting teams eliminate certain people who are clearly not a good fit for the job. That saves them time and makes it easier to find the right person from a broad pool of people for any given job. 

Conducting Skill Assessments

You don’t know what someone is or is not capable of until you put their skills to the test. AI products can help conduct a skills assessment for any given applicant. This assessment will make it clear who has the skills you need them to have for the job, and who doesn’t. Once again, this is a great way to weed out those who are incapable of performing the duties required of them to handle this job.

Offer Interview Support

It is also possible to use AI products to receive assistance when conducting an interview. It can provide useful information about what type of questions to ask. Also, it can review the responses provided by applicants to identify those who provided the most insightful answers. 

These are just a few of the ways that AI can assist in the recruiting process. Those who begin to use the latest AI products for their recruitment efforts are likely to discover that they can immediately reap the rewards from doing so. 

The recruiting team greeting the female applicant during a job interview.

Reducing Human Bias

The role that human bias plays in the hiring process is getting a lot of attention these days. Many companies have implemented Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DEI) programs in an effort to create a more diverse and productive workplace. One of the things that one must do to help create this type of atmosphere is to focus on reducing human bias. 

HR Morning reminds us that it is impossible to completely wipe away human bias from the hiring process. You might think of yourself as an open-minded person who would never discount the abilities of another based on a factor such as their racial background. However, we all have unconscious biases that impact our thoughts and actions. 

Artificial intelligence programs can assist in the removal of at least some of the human biases from the hiring process. These programs care only about statistics and data. They do not put any weight on the race, gender, religion, or other factors of an applicant. Therefore, one can use AI to assist in helping to take these factors out of the equation when considering who to hire for a job. 

Woman introducing herself to a colleague at her new job.

The Future of AI in Recruiting 

Nothing in the future is certain. However, it is very likely that artificial intelligence products will continue to be used in the recruiting process. In fact, it is likely that it will play an outsized role in how the recruiting process is performed. Considering this, it is best to begin adapting to this likely future. Working with existing recruiting teams to train them on how these new technologies work is a great first step in the right direction. Always be careful to explain that these technologies are not intended to take their jobs from them. Rather, they assist the HR team in their quest. This is to be as productive and efficient as possible. 

For more information on the role of AI in recruiting, please contact us. We will be glad to provide you with the latest and most useful information about what you are likely to see in the field moving forward.