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Talent Acquisition and Recruitment with AI

Fast-Track Global Strategic Talent Acquisition and Recruitment with AI

Manual analysis in talent acquisition (TA) workflows is resource- and time-intensive. Leverage AI into your recruiting workflows to streamline your global talent acquisition strategy and fast-track recruitment. 

The benefits of AI are: 

  • Faster Talent acquisition  
  • Reduced talent costs 
  • 3X larger talent pool 

Navigating today’s strategic talent acquisition and recruitment landscape requires recognizing the transformative impact of AI. 

If you have a global team, AI-powered analysis and insights from the global labor market data can help your talent acquisition team take data-backed, informed decisions. 

AI streamlines your search by suggesting talent matches based on skills and expertise. 

60% of global enterprises are already banking on AI-powered insights to enhance their talent acquisition teams’ efficiency and improve recruitment decision-making. 

60% of the global enterprises are allocating a special budget for AI-powered recruiting software. 

When hiring in distributed locations, enterprises are leveraging AI-powered talent location analysis to – spot talent trends in different locations and learn about the location’s talent and skill availability. 

Role of AI in talent acquisition and recruitment 

Talent acquisition is a strategy to attract specialized talent. 

  1. It is a strategic approach that anticipates future staffing requirements based on business needs. 
  2. The focus is on the hard-to-fill positions. 
  3. It requires interdepartmental insights into required skills and experience. 

Recruitment plays a role in an organization’s talent acquisition cycle. 

  1. It is a tactical approach that fills immediate requirements. 
  2. The focus is on volume hiring for entry-level roles. 
  3. Recruiters deploy ready recruiting plans to hire when needed. 

AI enables stakeholders to quickly match quality candidates and take data-driven recruitment decisions. 

96% of HR leaders believe AI will greatly enhance talent acquisition. 

Global talent acquisition teams have recognized the value of AI, where machine learning models can shortlist, ideal candidates based on skills. 

Let us look at what it can achieve: 

 Achievements of Recruitment in AI  

  1. Candidate matching

Traditional recruitment relies on matching resumes with job descriptions but can overlook candidates’ potential due to keyword mismatches. 

AI can show profiles instantly. It can analyse key responsibility areas and exact workloads, and their job experience profile to give insights into career trajectory, skills adjacencies, interest areas, and pay structures. 

Case in point, when looking for a Project Manager, AI finds profiles, examines their progress through roles, evaluates their skills expansion and shows a list like how it is shown in the image, for alignment of their interests/aspirations with company objectives and culture. 


Candidate matching 

2. Talent insights

AI enhances the talent acquisition teams’ capability to gain deep insights into the talent pool. Companies can identify emerging skills and analyze the supply/demand dynamics of the market. 

Paypal used AI Talent Intelligence platform to broaden their understand of skills and interpret the data for better talent acquisition. 

Also, AI-powered talent acquisition platforms can conduct compensation benchmarking and provide real-time compensation insight. 

Use case: Financial analyst 

AI Talent Intelligence analyzes the financial analyst position – factors in geographical distribution of talent, pay structure trends, and adjusts offers as per location and experience level to stay competitive. 

  1. Peer benchmarking

AI Talent Intelligence compares the recruitment trends with peers to determine the quality, speed, efficiency and effectiveness of their recruitment initiatives. 

The insight helps teams to implement best practices throughout the organization, including refining their recruitment criteria accordingly to achieve the following: 

  1. Attract skilled talent. 
  2. Formulate pay equity and transparency. 
  3. Adhere to budgets and reduce costs. 

Also, with insights into metrics like time-to-fill, cost-per-hire, quality, and diversity, recruitment teams can determine their budget per role and make a better offer to the candidate that’s consistent with market value. 

  1. Global talent location analysis

AI Talent Intelligence can analyze data to identify where the best talent pools are located for specific skills. 

Location analysis counts the following metrics: 

  • Talent supply and demand 
    • The total supply of talent in the market including the number of available talents with the job titles, skills, and salary range. 
    • Indicates the in-demand job role for a given market. For example, software developers in Atlanta, it indicates demand is high for that talent in that market. 
    • Competition measures the aggressiveness of competitors recruiting talent for the same role. 
    • As diversity and hiring is important, it makes sense for companies to look at markets that are already hiring a diverse talent pool.
  • Education pipeline
    • Large companies have their presence in cities with many colleges and universities. 
    • Determine if a particular city consistently attracts or supplies skilled talent, another major recruitment advantage. 
  • Culture and quality of life 
    • Which markets offer employees to commute quickly and safely. A short commute is often a big draw for top-tier talent. 
    • Cities with drawing power due to a robust business and startup ecosystem draws employers. 

The insights support the organization’s decision to open new offices in locations with a high concentration of the desired skills that will align with the projects. 

Examples of using AI in talent acquisition 
  1. AI-based analysis has found that the top cities for AI/ML skills include Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Delhi. While top employers included Accenture, IBM, Microsoft, TCS, and Amazon, who can choose from a talent pool of 110,000 across India. 
  2. In another analysis, USA has more than 69,000 Switch Technicians, with 40% concentrated in New York, Los Angeles area, and Greater Chicago. Top employers include AT&T, Verizon, Tesla, among others. 
How to build an AI-powered talent solutions to impact recruitment 

Let us look at how to create AI talent acquisition platform to improve recruitment effectively: 

  1. Identify the right use cases
    • Determine the right approach to derive insight from the data – AI, an algorithm, or manual
    • Identify the use cases to apply AI and yield the insights.

For instance, Use AI to identify promising talent instantly which would otherwise take time if done manually. 

  1. Data acquisition and model selection
    • Select the right data and AI models which aligns with requirements such as candidate matching or skill gap analysis.
    • Ensure data is relevant and high-quality so AI models give error-free insights.
  2. Training and testing
    • Rigorously train and test the AI models with AI experts and SMEs, analyze real-world data until it reaches the desired accuracy and effectiveness.
  3. Integration and feedback
    • Integrate AI into the existing talent acquisition workflows.
    •  Take continuous feedback to iterate and enhance user-experience, impacting recruitment workflows and RoI.
“The most practical method for global enterprises across industries is to utilize AI talent acquisition platforms.”
Measure success of AI in recruitment 

67% of recruiters believe that AI has improved the hiring process. 

Organizations must evaluate a range of factors that represent operational, user-centric, technical, and financial outcomes to determine the effectiveness of AI deployments in recruiting and talent acquisition, which include: 

  1. Operational improvements

Reduction in manual effort, time-to-hire, hire quality, and recruitment process efficiency are important indicators to evaluate AI’s efficacy. 

Analyze workload improvements by examining the hours HR staff spends on manual tasks like screening resumes. 

  1. User experience and problem solving

Next, assess how AI has improved the recruitment process – improvement of communication and the application process. 

Conduct an organization-wide survey to learn about user impressions of the AI-enhanced process. Measure satisfaction levels and report advancements in handling recruitment-related challenges. 

  1. Technical performance

The performance metrics for AI include accuracy, precision, and the system’s capacity to scale as required. 

These metrics helps comprehend how well AI is accomplishing the tasks for which it was designed. 

  1. Financial impact

The computation of RoI is a measure of revenue gains associated with employing skilled talent quickly and the cost effectively. 

  • Examine the changes in recruitment costs, including recruitment spending and advertising expense. 
  • Evaluate contributions of new talent to sales or other revenue-generating activities. 

Typical challenges to developing AI talent acquisition platform in-house 

AI talent acquisition platform

While the benefits of customized AI solutions are significant, there are some key challenges: 

  1. Talent shortages

As demand for AI talent exceeds the supply, organizations cannot find and retain skilled AI talent. 

As competition for skilled AI talent increase, compensation levels also increase, driving up costs and delaying the development of in-house AI talent acquisition platform. 

  1. Development time and costs

Developing an AI Talent Intelligence platform is complex and resource intensive. Delays will affect the organization’s ability to adapt to changes, resulting in the loss of competitive edge. 

  1. Data requirements

Organizations need high-quality data for their AI, which is relevant, well-annotated, and reflective of the market. 

AI models may fail to accurately match candidates or predict hiring needs, potentially leading to poor hiring decisions and efficiency. 

  1. Integration complexity

38% of organizations report understanding the efficacy of AI tools and struggling with systems integration. 

Integrating AI Talent Intelligence with existing systems requires infrastructure changes but may cause downtimes and internal resistance, driving cost. 

For most organizations without the extensive AI capabilities, leveraging an established AI Talent Intelligence platform offers reliable and cost-effective approach to improve their talent acquisition efficiency.

AI-based Talent Intelligence offers the following benefits: 

  1. Automate manual tasks to analyze the talent pool instantly. 
  2. Match candidates for job roles based on skills, experience, and cultural fit. 
  3. Improve time-to-hire and quality of hire. 
  4. Eliminate bias when AI models look for matches based on ethnicity and location. 
Case study – Leverage AI talent acquisition to run a skills-focused recruitment initiative 

An American fintech company uses labor market data for the following: 

  • Comprehensive skills analysis to benchmark against industry-prevalent skills. 
  • Skills mapping & adjacency across functions and roles to highlight market shifts. 
  • Monitor skill evolution to align workloads and facilitate long-term planning. 

Their team utilized Draup’s AI Talent Intelligence platform to help their talent acquisition team reduce research time and broaden their understanding of skills. 

Below were the outcomes: 

  • Enhanced skill analysis capability and adopted a more dynamic approach to identify and retain top talent. 
  • Better interpret labor market and skills data, supporting better workforce planning and talent acquisition.