While it still seems inconspicuous, artificial intelligence is on the way to landing a helping hand to many different business spheres. Recruiting is considered to be one of the main business issues nowadays, so AI is a dominant theme in HR technology. More than 90% of employers are strongly convinced that new technologies are the key to successful solving of the problems related to the hiring process. Finding a decent candidate is a critical issue in business. Moreover, even if the person is extremely talented, it’s important to make sure he is the best fit for the company. World’s biggest companies invest a lot in implementing AI in the hiring process. Recent estimates showed that the use of new technologies will reduce costs on finding new candidates several times. Let’s see how artificial intelligence will influence different stages of the recruiting process.

The power of chatbots

Every HR specialist will agree that these AI-powered assistants make the life of job seekers easier. Such a technology terns potential candidates into customers, when they visit the site of the company. Chatbots give immediate answers to typical questions and requests, which saves both candidates and recruiters time. Such technology has lots of advantages. It does not only reduce the time of hiring, it also increases the number of candidates, who start the application process. It has a positive impact on the candidate’s experience, so even if he or she is not interested in the position that is open now, there is a high probability that a candidate will subscribe to the regular updates and turn to the company’s site in the future.

AI will make recruiting smarter

Companies today have high expectations to hire skilled professionals in a short period of time. However, there are lots of factors that usually hamper their plans. Most common problems are too many candidates for the position that should be reviewed or, vice versa, one specific candidate with certain skills needed. In the first case, the recruiter should review a great number of similar CV’s to select most decent candidates for the next application steps. In the second, an HR specialist has to go through lots of resumes in search of unique skills required for the particular position. Big companies already use new technologies in the recruiting process that helps save lots of time and find the best fit for the position quickly. Talent acquisition starts with software reviewing and selecting candidates that are considered to be the best fit. To pass this step the candidate should pay great attention to the quality of the CV. Resumes with grammar or spelling mistakes or those with an illogical structure will definitely not pass the selection process. Good thing is that nowadays there are lots of helpful tools like Grammarly or Handmade Writing, that will help job seekers avoid mistakes and proceed further with the hiring process.

No more video cheating

AI and machine learning play a crucial role in the development of video interview trends. New technologies are meant to optimize the whole range of application steps. Video interviews have become a real trend recently as it saves lots of interviewers time and makes the candidate feel more comfortable. Special AI-driven platforms, like Sonru, provide companies with expert evaluation, face recognition and recorded interviews. Machine learning technologies are developing so fast so they can detect any type of strange behavior. It can indicate if the candidate is looking away regularly or if he uses cue cards or there is someone on the phone for help.

AI will increase recruiting effectiveness

As we already mentioned, companies use software that helps build relationships with candidates instead of collecting countless resumes. Bringing the right people to the company is the key to long-term business success. Talented employees are the company’s main assets, so picking the right talent acquisition strategy is essential for ongoing success. AI-driven systems like Zoho or Recruitee analyze not only the candidates’ background, skills, and knowledge, but also the way they behave in the interview and answer the questions. After careful analysis and system’s conclusion, it becomes more clear whether the candidate is a good fit for the position. Basically, such systems increase recruiting process effectiveness, as they help recruiters distill what they should be looking for.

AI can make onboarding easier

Artificial intelligence plays a great role not only in the hiring process but also in onboarding new employees. Recruiting systems provide newbies with a useful information and organizational moments, that makes their working lives much easier. Such systems already know the answers to most of the new starters’ questions.  It provides access to any kind of information every starter requires and help workers feel less overwhelmed. It also helps new employees blend in faster.

To crown it all, intelligent automated systems already rule the hiring process. AI help companies reduce costs, find talented workers and save lots of HR department time. It gives recruiters an opportunity to pay attention to more serious issues that require human creativity and can’t be solved by the AI. It’s absolutely clear that in a few years the recruiting process will be fully optimized and the application process will change significantly. However, there is no doubt that these changes will have the only positive impact on recruiting.

Donna Moores is a professional recruiter and a writer who aims to help people find a job of their dream. She has spent more than 5 years to gain an outstanding HR experience within biggest industries and businesses. Follow her on FB and check out her Professional Blog.

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