Boosting Your Recruitment Game: 5 Ways AI Could Help You Find Top Talent


Mohit Kamboj

Are you looking to revolutionize your hiring process and uncover top talent faster and more efficiently with the help of AI?

If your answer is yes, you’re not alone because 84% of business owners believe that AI can help them have an advantage in the job market.

Let’s dive into five ways AI can help you get the ideal candidates much faster in 2023.

1.   Automatically screening resumes

Normally, screening resumes is a very time-consuming task. Recruiters can spend hours pouring over dozens, if not hundreds, of different resumes on their workday.

With AI-powered tools, this isn’t a problem anymore:

  • The process can be automated, thus saving a lot of time for recruiters to dedicate to other things;
  • If the company uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) algorithms, the software can analyze cover letters and resumes, quickly identifying relevant skills, qualifications, and experiences.

For example, to start using AI-powered tools for screening resumes, recruiters can feed the software with all the relevant data they want to consider: qualifications, programming languages, certifications, years of experience, languages spoken, etc.

The AI will analyze the resumes and rank the candidates that meet the criteria selected. This saves a lot of hours and effort, allowing people to focus on the best candidates.

2.   Smart candidate sourcing

Recruiters often find themselves sorting through a large talent pool or trying to fill specific job requirements that are very difficult to find. This is why hiring new people can quickly become a daunting task.

AI can help with this problem by sourcing candidates and helping the process along. In fact, 68% of recruiters believe this kind of software can eliminate human bias from the hiring process.  The AI can use machine learning algorithms and classify a lot of data in moments.

By researching through professional networks, social media, and other platforms, AI-powered tools can quickly identify potential candidates for their skills, location, experience, and all the other requirements.

For example, imagine a recruiter trying to find a marketing manager with experience in digital advertising and the best SEO practices. Using the AI-powered software, they would have to input all the parameters into the software, such as their qualifications and other relevant skills.

The AI will gather and analyze data to find out which people meet all or most of the requirements for the job position. As a result, the recruiter will get a list of the candidates with the most potential, allowing recruiters to focus on the best prospects from the start.

3.   Better assessment and candidate screening

The hiring process has a few essential steps that have to be completed to consider it successful.

One of those steps comprehends both interviews and assessments with potential employees. Unfortunately, this stage of the process can be very time-consuming.

AI can help here by enhancing these assessments and saving time for the next phase of the process. A good way to use AI-powered tools is by setting up a chatbot to conduct the initial interviews. The candidates can answer different questions, and then the recruiter can analyze the answers before continuing the process with the ones that align better with the company’s goals.

For example, let’s imagine a hiring manager looking for a customer service representative. To make the best use of AI, it’s possible to program a chatbot that will ask relevant questions to the candidates. These questions will have to do with customer service skills and problem-solving abilities.

The chatbot can ask and analyze the answers afterward. Based on this evaluation, then the hiring manager can get a shortlist of the best candidates to go on to the next interview.

4.   Predicting the candidate’s success with certain data

Recruiters face an important challenge when identifying the people that can do best in certain roles. AI-powered tools can predict the candidate’s future performance through predictive analytics, helping hiring managers decide whether or not they will thrive in a different role.

AI-powered tools can analyze large amounts of data, the candidates’ profiles, and their success patterns, and then generate predictive models to assist in an evaluation.

For example, let’s picture a recruiter that is looking for a sales representative. To manage this task, they can provide the AI software with historical data from the team that’s already working, including things like:

  • Education;
  • Previous sales experience;
  • Personality traits;
  • Performance metrics.

The AI can then analyze this and come up with the people that will thrive in the role of sales representative. This is also useful if the company is going to hire someone without relation to the company because the AI will have data from both the employees and the candidates to determine who could better fill the open position.

5.   Optimizing the onboarding process

Once the recruiter or hiring manager has the right candidates, AI software can still assist with the process of onboarding new people. AI-powered chatbots are widely used at this stage.

By using chatbots, virtual assistants, and training modules personalized to fit individual needs, newly hired people can have a smooth onboarding experience and align their values and goals with those of the company faster. The AI-powered tools can answer common questions, send over training material and guide them through their first days at the company.

For example, picture a human resources professional who’s just decided to hire a marketing coordinator. To streamline the onboarding process, the hiring manager can provide the newest employee with a virtual assistant to guide them through every problem that might arise.

A note of caution

Many companies today are at a greater risk of cyber criminals than ever. In fact, 60% of companies that underwent a cyberattack closed their doors in the following six months.

To prevent this from happening, it’s important to invest in strong cybersecurity measures. One of the best decisions you can make is to get a VPN. This software encrypts the connection and routes it through a server located in a different part of the world, maintaining the safety and anonymity of the people browsing online.

To sum up

HR professionals have to stay ahead and use the latest technological advancements for their benefit. AI-powered tools can improve recruitment strategies, expedite candidate search and help professionals make better choices.

By using AI to its fullest and optimizing tasks like candidate sourcing, screening and assessments, and even interviews and onboarding processes, it’s possible to speed up the hiring process and pick better candidates.

Let’s embrace the power of AI and launch recruitment efforts into the future!