How can AI transform the recruitment process for HR?

“Artificial technology can create all the accounts the new hire will require, provide feedback on the training they undergo and suggest courses they could take to fill gaps in their knowledge.”

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been making waves in many sectors. Organizations are realizing all the advantages this technology can bring and implementing it into their operations. 

Human resources is one industry that is benefiting from AI. Here is how it is transforming the recruitment process for HR professionals.

What Is AI in Recruiting?

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. 

It is worth noting the benefits AI can bring continue even after the candidate is hired. For example, artificial technology can create all the accounts the new hire will require, provide feedback on their training and suggest courses they could take to fill gaps in their knowledge.

How Does AI Provide Value to HR Teams?

One of the most prominent ways AI adds value to HR teams and hiring managers is by saving them time. Lead acquisition is a time-consuming and tedious process. AI can automate many tasks HR professionals undertake. This greatly speeds up the process and allows hiring teams to shift their focus to more essential tasks requiring immediate attention. 

AI technology can also help eliminate human bias in hiring. Biases can result in a company not obtaining a great hire and making it challenging to procure a diverse workforce. 

Zippia released a report on HR teams using artificial intelligence in the hiring step, showing some interesting statistics. According to its research, about 65% of recruiters already use AI and 67% say their hiring process has improved. 

In addition, 96% of senior HR workers believe it will significantly enhance employee retention and talent acquisition. When looking at these statistics, it is already clear that AI can introduce many benefits.

5 Ways AI Can Help in the Recruitment Process

AI can play a valuable role throughout the entire hiring and onboarding process. When this technology automates HR tasks, management can shift their focus to other vital operations that propel the company forward. Here are five ways AI can help with recruitment.

Finding the Right Talent

Finding the right talent can prove a challenging task. However, other artificial intelligence technology, such as machine learning (ML), can make things easier. AI can write job listings specifically designed to attract high-quality working professionals. These tools can also search multiple job boards and social media platforms for workers who would fit the company well.

They can automate many tasks, such as posting written job listings. This way, the AI tools can find the most suitable candidates and hiring managers can take their pick. AI can also provide valuable insight into the best way to source high-quality applicants.

AI can scan databases to find fitting candidates who have applied in the past. For example, someone might have expressed interest in a role but did not get hired because another contender scored slightly higher on the skill assessment. This technology can help find applicants that would make a great fit but would otherwise have gone unnoticed.

Another way HR can benefit from these AI tools is to implement chatbots. These bots can help candidates apply for the role and answer any questions. Automating many employee sourcing tasks increases the overall efficiency of finding candidates, saves time and presents hiring managers with applicants who would make the most sense for the organization. 

Screening Applicant Resumes

Another time-consuming duty hiring managers have is going through resumes. Big businesses that receive many applicants’ CVs can take weeks or months to find suitable candidates. AI dramatically speeds this process up.

For example, ML can scan through resumes and provide actionable data into which candidates make the most sense. These AI tools can identify information HR can use to drive decisions. Sometimes, they uncover behavior patterns that make the applicant an excellent fit for a specific role. 

This helps find the best people for the advertised role and shortlist them. It could also do the opposite and identify factors that would not work well with the organization. Hiring managers can use this insight to reduce the size of their candidate pool. 

Conducting Skill Assessment and Determining the Best Fit

Another area where AI tools can prove valuable is with skill assessment. They can offer valuable data on how a candidate might perform in the workplace. For example, the organization can create a test based on the factors they are most interested in and AI technology can compile reports on applicants’ scores.

AI can list the candidate’s behavior traits, weaknesses and strengths. It presents HR with a group of the most suitable applicants they can decide on. 

In addition to the benefits it offers hiring managers, it also provides advantages to the individuals who undergo the assessment. For example, AI can gamify these tests to give people a more engaging experience. It is also a way for the candidates to demonstrate their skill levels interactively without facing unnecessary pressure. 

Interviewing Candidates

These AI tools can provide excellent assistance when interviewing candidates and reduce the time screening usually takes. It can help recruiters schedule the meeting, allowing HR to use the time for other operations or to prepare.

The COVID-19 pandemic made many people realize the benefits of remote positions. Research has shown that 83% of workers prefer a hybrid role where they can work from their homes and company offices. For this reason, many interviews are also conducted remotely. 

Instead of hiring managers having the interviews in person or via video software, the meeting can take place on an AI platform. AI can record the answers the candidates give and compile reports.

This allows these tools to create a more detailed outline of the applicant’s behavior and skills. The data from these meetings can be combined with the information collected in the skills assessment stage to provide a clearer picture of how they would perform if hired. 

AI can also play a crucial role in this step to reduce human bias. HR professionals will be able to determine the candidate’s performance during an online interview more accurately. They can use the information collected to form an unbiased decision. AI can then schedule additional follow-up meetings with the most suitable candidates.

Onboarding the New Employees

Traditional onboarding is a lengthy and time-consuming process. AI decreases the time recruiters spend on getting a new employee settled by creating all the necessary accounts and profiles the hire would need.

In addition, chatbots could assist new workers with issues they encounter. For example, Ai could provide troubleshooting tips if someone struggles to access the organization’s network. 

ML technology can also help train new staff members. It could analyze a new hire’s experience and performance to recommend courses they can take to better prepare them for the role. This provides a more personal and tailored experience for the employee. 

AI technology can make the process of onboarding large quantities of hires smoother. This helps workers settle in comfortably and adjust to their new roles. Statistics show that a smooth onboarding process can increase employee retention by 82% and worker productivity by 70%.

The Power of AI in Recruiting

The most significant way AI transforms recruitment is that it saves time for HR workers and creates a more efficient experience. This technology can aid hiring managers through the entire process, and it’s not surprising that many professionals are using it.

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