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Artificial intelligence (AI) is undoubtedly one of the revolutionary concepts of the twenty-first century. For this reason, we hear talks about AI and how it can revolutionize almost every industry in the world. While you might have heard how AI will revolutionize manufacturing, learning, and other industries, not much has been said about the positive impact of AI on the hiring process. There has been an increase in the use of AI in employment circles in recruiting and hiring. Here are a few areas that AI is changing in the hiring process.

  1. Candidate scanning

A single job post may receive more than 200 resumes, yet only four or even fewer candidates may be selected for the interview. This makes it hard for the recruiters to find the right candidates for the job in a short time. However, recruitment AI can help recruiters screen candidates using an algorithm that finds certain keywords in the resume of a particular candidate. This not only saves time but also enhances efficiency in the recruitment process. Some AI software can also analyze candidates' data sources and online presence to understand their history and abilities. This information is critical in discovering a suitable candidate for the job.

  1. Candidate evaluation

AI-powered applications can speed up the interview process by increasing the speed with which potential candidates are evaluated. The pre-screening process can remove the interviewer's biases that may lead to the elimination of the right candidates from the selection. The pre-screening digital interviews can also be shared among hiring teams, allowing the members of the teams to conduct a transparent interview process and allow candidates to participate in remote interviewing.

  1. Predictive intelligence

Recommender systems will provide a shortlist of the top-ranked candidates, cutting through the noise. This will minimize the work of sorting and reviewing, which usually takes a lot of time, even in instances where hundreds or even thousands of applications have been made. Predictive intelligence can share additional insights about candidates, including their values, traits, personality and communication skills. Simply, it guides and helps simplify the process of hiring.

  1. Minimize the cost of every hire

Automation of candidate screening and interview processes during hiring is a big step in cutting costs. It allows companies to reap big due to a more streamlined and stress-free hiring process. Automation also offers an immediate pay-off in time and enhances efficiency. In frontline customer service and retail roles where there is a recurrent need for staff to fill the positions, automation is the best alternative to quickly conclude the hiring process and help get the best staff to fill specific company needs. Interview automation can enhance a company’s high-volume recruitment process and help make it a more efficient and enjoyable experience for those involved in the process.

  1. Targeting and outreach

Using AI in the recruitment process helps businesses and talent scouts avoid mistakes while targeting potential talent for the organization. Scouts can use refined searches to seek candidates with certain attributes through AI. Candidate targeting can help companies increase the diversity of their workforce through the elimination of biases.  Furthermore, AI in the recruitment process can help discover, reach and engage relevant talent and potential employees. Instead of eliminating human touch in the hiring process, AI eliminates the time-consuming process and allows human professionals to focus on finding the right candidates to fill specific posts within an organization.

As an employee looking to upskill in your career or who wants to become more competitive in the job market, AI and machine learning are some of the areas that you might want to look into. Jobs that require AI or machine learning skills are on the rise, and they are expected to increase by 71% in the next five years. With this, people with AI skills will be in high demand in the future.

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