What exactly is AI?
Simply put, artificial intelligence is the way a technology or a machine is able to learn from data and carry out processes with the learned information. Think of technology like the voice assistant of your phone, recommended videos for you to watch based on your viewing activity, or the way traffic apps let you know that a traffic jam is ahead on the road you usually take to work — all based on data.
Speaking of data; more than half of talent acquisition professionals define the hardest and most time-consuming part of recruitment as identifying the right candidates. This is simply because there is so much data available, that it is not humanly impossible to dedicate the time needed to process it — and this is where AI comes in.
Recruitment and AI
61% of CEOs believe they are not recruiting fast enough, according to a recent study by PWC. In contrast, when sourcing candidates, the process is very time consuming. You need to access, select, and target the right talent by reviewing excessive online data. Also, you don’t want to convert everyone, only the right people, with the right skills, for the right job. So how can you speed up the recruitment process but still get quality leads?
According to HR Consultant Michael Haberman, AI is the solution to make people more effective at work, which is the best way to use AI in recruitment. This way, recruiters working with AI can outperform manual recruiting processes.
AI technology and predictive insights can really help you with the task of analyzing excessive data about possible candidates. This way you can get to the talent pool faster and more efficiently, and with the right message and at the right time. Sourcing candidates with AI can free your schedule up by automating your workflow to more effectively engage, screen, and assess candidates though the entire candidate journey.