How to use AI in your hiring strategy

Artificial intelligence may feel like part of a far-off future, but it has many roles to play in today's business world. This is especially true for recruitment strategies, where a web of tasks — some complicated, others mundane — have historically been managed by humans instead of computers. Recent technological advancements, however, have given AI the ability to contribute to and sometimes even improve upon the human elements of recruitment.

Here are a few of the most important things to know about using AI in your hiring strategy.

Futuristic recruitment techniques

Although AI is capable of automating certain tasks, like screening resumes and applications for keywords, it doesn't fully replace human work. Instead, AI complements and streamlines the recruitment process without undermining the values upon which you operate. The result is a process that simplifies your approach without robbing it of the elements you want to control.

For example, if you pride yourself on a personalized  recruitment strategy, AI gives you the opportunity to spend more time with each candidate by automatically eliminating applicants who don't meet your needs. Similarly, AI learns in ways that people don't — so while you're working, your technology can study, replicate and support your best practices with data-based alterations.

For these reasons, it's imperative to use AI as a tool rather than a replacement for your hiring process.

Artificial intelligence can make the hiring process simpler, faster and more accurate.Artificial intelligence can make the hiring process simpler, faster and more accurate.

What else can AI do for your recruitment strategy?

Here are a few more ways to integrate artificial intelligence into your search for the right employees:

  • Automate mundane tasks

Recruitment tasks that eat up company time without providing many rewards can often be automated with the use of AI. This saves time and greatly reduces the risk of human error, all while guaranteeing consistent processes.

  • Eliminate the human element of unconscious bias

Unconscious bias can creep into even the strongest hiring process. In an interview with Forbes, Mike Huddy, chief science officer at Modern Hire, explained how AI can help eliminate judgments based on culture, background, religion, age and other prejudices. Huddy said that the automated processes approach each resume with an impassiveness rendered impossible by human assumptions, biases and instinctive judgments. This helps you create a more diverse workforce while actively working to address unconscious biases in your own approaches.

  • Make your processes more transparent

According to the Society for Human Resource Management, transparency can be a crucial element in the hiring process. This is especially true when AI is involved. However, by showing applicants and recruiters exactly how the artificial intelligence processes work, both parties are on even footing and can approach their respective tasks with confidence.

  • Market to your audience

AI can help you strategically place ads, reach broader audiences and engage with potential applicants on a more personal level. For example, according to Salesforce, AI chatbots can act as a liaison between your audience and your brand, answering questions and showing job seekers that you prioritize their experience even before they've applied.

Although artificial intelligence can help you overcome many of the hurdles associated with hiring, the human element comes with plenty of its own challenges. Luckily, with help from YES Partners, you can master the hiring process and end up with the right candidates for your needs. Click here to see just a few of the roles we've successfully placed.

Finding people is easy, but finding the RIGHT people is not. YES Partners helps companies FIND the right people for all company functions, across many industries.

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