The world of recruitment is changing - and fast! Over just the past few years, systems have become automated and things like candidate matching algorithms have made the struggles of finding top talent a thing of the past.
Jun 28, 2018 12:09:00 PM / by Nikolay Manolov
The world of recruitment is changing - and fast! Over just the past few years, systems have become automated and things like candidate matching algorithms have made the struggles of finding top talent a thing of the past. As 13% of companies are already integrating AI as a part of HR, it seems that our processes and use of technology continues to help us not only in finding talent (or even finding a nearby restaurant), but also drives us to focus on the bigger picture - making employees and whole departments more productive and profitable. And we aren’t the only ones seeing this trend.
Automation and AI are slowly becoming the backbone of recruitment. These new and growing technologies are allowing work to get done in a smarter, more productive way like never before. Not only is this beneficial to recruiters, but candidates and applicants themselves are seeing the positive impacts as less time doing tedious tasks means more time to communicate with a potential new employer.
Diversity recruiting is a hot topic in the HR industry. The overall conversation is progressive as ever, finding strong employees amongst people of all races, sexual orientations, religions, ages and (dis)abilities. Talent comes in all forms, but humans tend to miss amazing candidates due to personal bias. Whether it is subconscious or not, people are flawed in their ability to choose new employees to fill positions. Any decisions based on prejudice are eliminated when the decision is in the hands of AI. Here are some ways AI helps optimize diverse recruiting efforts.
Getting hired for a job used to be quite simple. Your town would need certain occupations filled and put the openings on a physical job board in town or in the newspaper. Quaint and comprehensive as these methods were, they fell out of significance when the world’s population decided to grow a few billion over several decades. There are now more people offering and applying for jobs. Fortunately, technology has also been progressing and AI is here to help both candidates and employers struggling to meet their needs in the jobsphere.
Apr 26, 2018 6:07:48 AM / by XOR
For many potential employees properly filling in their resume, mentioning years of prior experience, education and important personal characteristics, still remains quite problematic. It is especially evident in the fields for which the resume itself is quite unnecessary — line staff and blue collars rarely need it to get a position. Employers recently started offering simple questionnaires for these types of applicants, but even this option seems to become outdated now, being actively displaced by employer’s chatbots.
Committing mistakes is part of life, but when it comes to hiring, those mistakes are often fatal for businesses. Some of the biggest slips come in the form of bad hires and the subsequent loss of productivity for the employees and clients. The truth is, bad hires can cost millions to a flourishing business:
Apr 26, 2018 6:03:30 AM / by XOR
The very idea of using chatbots in HR may seem very wrong at first. After all, who can deal with human resources better than a human being? How would applicants feel having to talk to an algorithm instead of a person? Why would we trust a machine to do the job that requires careful consideration?