The Role of AI in Recruitment
The Role of AI in Recruitment
Whether AI takes away or creates jobs, it is definitely going to impact the job market — and that means it will also impact the recruiting process.
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One of the most searched topics these days is artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. There are various reasons for gathering information on these topics, such as the excitement that comes with these technological advancements or the anxiety of jobs being taken away by robots. Though one can’t deny these reactions, as they are bound to happen naturally, every coin has two sides.
Many agree that a lot of work will be taken over by automation and robots, but others say that automating processes that don’t require humans will increase productivity as well as create better jobs. Either reality is definitely going to impact the job market — and that means it will also impact the recruiting process.
Let's first find out what types of work AI and automation will replace.
It is hard to target one particular field, but as a widely accepted idea, work that is more repetitive can be automated to reduce the amount of time as well as human error.
What Is the Future of the Human Workforce?
Automation and AI will definitely both create and eliminate jobs. Machines built with artificial intelligence can learn repetitive work easily and perform those tasks without any error. The jobs then created will be to control and manage robots.
Robots and automation have another benefit: they are cost-effective. Buying a robot or automating a process is a one-time cost, unlike salaries that are given to humans throughout the year.
What Role Does AI Play in the Recruitment Process?
AI has been really successful in raising the bar of the work to be done by humans and it has also been accepted well. Every large enterprise has its own strengths and weaknesses in recruiting, but the real threat is a bad hire.
Why Is a Bad Recruit Extremely Harmful to a Company?
It is difficult to hire the right employee but if you hire the wrong employee, the process is going to be really expensive and time-consuming. If you hire the right employee, then it is a payback to the organization. The productivity will increase good employment relationships and and contribute to a positive work environment.
AI Is a Boon for Companies Recruiting Candidates
Advancements in technology have helped humans come a long way, and how can we forget the new tech has been abuzz for a while now, artificial intelligence?
The traditional hiring process involves searching for the best out of hundreds of applicants. Sorting out candidates’ profiles manually might take weeks for recruiters to finalize, leaving both the company and candidates uncertain.
This is where an AI recruiting software can come as an aid to HR teams and lessen the burden a little. This software thrives on loads of data that companies are unable to utilize properly due to various reasons like lack of HR personnel or confusion on how to handle the data properly. AI-based recruiting software eliminates the need to manually interview every applicant from the very start. The same process is done by virtual assistants who track the trail of various proceedings during an interaction that a prospective candidate has with the company.
With recruiters and AI shaking hands, tasks like sorting resumes according to the requirements of the job, for instance, have now become a very easy thing to do. In fact, there is software that processes a candidate’s resume and analyzes it on various parameters to decide which candidate is best for the company. Also, AI-based recruiting software is well-versed in providing algorithms that test a candidate’s ability in terms of work ethics, emotional stability, and many other factors by providing them with real tasks that they might be given once hired at a company.
Previously, job postings had to be updated on regular basis. There were times when job postings with old details were put on the website, causing more trouble. Now, job postings are becoming qualitative, which means that there is absolutely no need for any kind of manual intervention to constantly update these postings — and the same is done by AI. This feature ensures that only perfectly fit and strong candidates are attracted to the company from a pool of several candidates. Not just that, but passive candidates who seem to be fit for a company can now be sent personal messages, thereby motivating them to apply for a particular job.
How Authentic Is AI?
A very obvious question arises in the mind of the recruiters: how authentic or reliable is AI recruiting software? After long hours of developers and testers making precise algorithms and using ample amounts of test cases, AI comes with very strong predictors that loudly state that manual recruitment needs to take a back seat, especially when AI has perfectly come to the aid. With filtering capabilities have so many variations and options to choose from, AI has shown at various instances that there is absolutely no doubt that only the perfect fit for the job will enter the organization. After all, the algorithms are so detailed, exact, and to-the-point that it is nearly impossible to make a mistake. Moreover, speed is an element that manual recruiting lacks and that AI recruiting software excels at.
Published at DZone with permission of Anchal Agrawal . See the original article here.
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