Artificial Intelligence in Recruitment

By February 20, 2019Blog

Artificial intelligence, known as AI, is progressing rapidly and we see it in many forms today.
Before thinking about implementing AI or machine learning in your organization’s processes, you have to make sure you understand completely the new technologies.

What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?
As there are many definitions out there, we list 3 of them below.

1. According to Merriam Webster:
a: = a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers
b: = the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior

2. According to Britannica:
= the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings.

3. According to English Oxford Living Dictionary
= the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.

How about machine learning?

SAS defines machine learning as “a method of data analysis that automates analytical model building. It is a branch of artificial intelligence based on the idea that systems can learn from data, identify patterns and make decisions with minimal human intervention”.

So how do these change the future of recruitment?

One of the greatest challenges businesses face today is recruiting in a market where suitable talent is scarce. It’s also critical for a business’ success to find and retain the best talent.

AI can make onboarding easier, and a first impression many times leads to a positive first impression of an organization’s processes. New hires are provided with helpful information in order to make their work lives easier right on the first day of work, and then timed based on the various stages of integrating into the work environment.
According to Jill Hauwiller (Leadership Refinery), AI will revolutionize how companies screen resumes and candidates in their databases; also, building and maintaining authentic, professional relationships will help people stand out and land the interview.
Korn Ferry Global Survey’s results on nearly 800 talent acquisition professionals, show us that 63 percent of respondents say AI has changed the way recruiting is done in their organization, with 69 percent saying using AI as a sourcing tool garners higher-quality candidates.
Machine learning technology can automate processes like programmatic advertising (the process of purchasing ad space through a software, and relying on complex algorithms to deliver advertisements contextually).

One question still remains: are organizations ready for AI and machine learning? Does the labor force have the right skill sets in order to use new technologies and tools?

Let us know your experience by leaving a comment below.

Sources:
https://www.kornferry.com/press/korn-ferry-global-survey-artificial-intelligence-reshaping-the-role-of-the-recruiter
https://harver.com/blog/machine-learning-in-recruitment/
https://grid.bullhorn.com/key-findings/na/

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