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How is AI Augmenting the Talent Acquisition Process?
How is AI Augmenting the Talent Acquisition Process?
Kishor Venkatesh R

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How is AI Augmenting the Talent Acquisition Process?

09 Nov 2021

Adopting artificial intelligence has its benefits to business processes. Organizations integrating artificial intelligence into the core of their business have the world’s attention. Talent acquisition is using artificial intelligence to remove unconscious bias.

Remove any unconscious bias from your talent acquisition, and you will increase diversity, impacting your bottom line. Companies with the most ethnically diverse executive teams are 33% more profitable than their non-diverse competitors.

Reducing Unconscious Bias with Artificial Intelligence

Unconscious bias is the innate prejudice that we hold, impacting decision-making when hiring and promoting people. It is hard to determine the subconscious attitude towards gender, race, age, appearance, education, etc. Training helps, but artificial intelligence can cut it out of the talent acquisition process.

Artificial intelligence screens candidates based on ability and spot patterns in the talent acquisition process without harming diversity. However, artificial intelligence needs data.

Plugging a CV into an algorithm or pointing to a LinkedIn profile isn’t enough. The talent management team must consider all of the candidates’ skills, experience, and potential. However, limited information impacts the talent acquisition process and fires up the team’s unconscious bias.

Talent acquisition must ensure that the artificial intelligence has the current data with over 100 data points for all the candidates in the pool. This includes skills, competencies, ambitions, professional relationships, volunteer work, papers published, experiences, etc.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning can then add further suggestions to this list based on similar candidates. For example, a candidate experienced in social media management might have campaign management and paid advertising as suggested skills.

Other Benefits of Artificial Intelligence in Talent Acquisition

Any area of talent acquisition where distinct inputs and outputs happen, namely, screening, sourcing, assessments, will become automated. What does this automation translate for the talent acquisition team?

Creates job advertisements

Artificial intelligence can use natural language processing to highlight where job descriptions might be biased. It can analyze competitors’ job posts to give recruiters a benchmark for diverse job applications.

Additionally, it can delve into past job posts to discover successful ones. From the insights it collects, recruiters can create the perfect job ad to attract applicants.

Automates high-volume tasks and saves recruiters’ time

Talent acquisition leaders report that their hiring volume will increase next year, but their talent acquisition teams may contract or remain the same size, compelling them to be more efficient.

Manually screening the resumes is time-consuming, considering 75% to 88% of the resumes are unqualified for the role advertised. Screening and shortlisting candidates may take 23 hours of a recruiter’s time for a single hire. Artificial intelligence can schedule meetings, send emails, onboard recruits, and even answer questions.

The best artificial intelligence-powered technology will automate part of this workflow and integrate it with your current recruiting stack, so it doesn’t interrupt your workflow. Hence, it reduces time to hire and prevents competitors from moving faster. Taking over a lot of mundane tasks in a recruiter’s day frees up time for hiring the right talent.

Improves quality of hire through job matching

Quality of hire has been a KPI black box due to an inability to measure performance. As collecting, accessing, and analyzing HR data has become easier, quality of hire has become recruiting’s top KPI.

Artificial intelligence can use data to standardize the matching between candidates’ experience, knowledge, skills, and job requirements. Job matching could make employees happier and more productive employees who are less likely to turnover.

Early adopters of artificial intelligence using AI-powered talent acquisition software have seen their cost per screen reduced by 75%, their revenue per employee improve by 4%, and their turnover decrease by 35%.

Predicts candidate success

Artificial intelligence can predict the success of a candidate in a role. It can analyze an individual’s skills, cultural fit, and other-specific criteria to understand the best fit. So, gathering a lot of data from various sources is essential for accuracy.

Artificial Intelligence Will Reform the Talent Acquisition Role

Companies and talent acquisition teams must pair themselves with artificial intelligence/machine learning and train it to understand corporate mission and culture so that recruiters can leverage communication technologies as extensions instead of replacements.

The future of talent acquisition is augmented intelligence. It standardizes processes to assess candidates and then enhances human aptitude and efficiency. The ability to use augmented artificial intelligence to automate administrative tasks will be valuable for talent acquisition.

  • They can conduct proactive strategic hiring rather than spend most of their time with reactive backfilling.
  • They can spend more time with candidates in-person to build relationships and determine their culture fit.
  • They can close the loop with talent management as artificial intelligence allows them to use data to show recruiting KPIs, including quality of hire.

To top it all, it allows them to be more proactive.

The wellness and wellbeing of people are critical. Artificial intelligence/machine learning can catch issues and enable the talent management team to be highly strategic, save the company attrition and cost, and uplevels the organization.

Draup’s talent intelligence platform leverages artificial intelligence. It assists talent acquisition teams in analyzing and evaluating the underlying talent attributes across individuals, firms, industries, and regions to make the best recruiting decisions. It removes any bias in the hiring process. Groups that previously fell in the ‘minority status will reach ‘majority’ status by 2044.

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