How to Leverage AI in Recruitment Today

a human and a robot writing a job description for AI recruitment

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has revolutionized various industries, and recruitment is no exception. Corporate talent acquisition is a crucial process in any organization, and with the advent of AI, the whole process can be more efficient and cost-effective. If AI is not already incorporated into your talent strategy, here are some ways to get started.

Develop a clear understanding of your recruitment needs

Before you start using AI in your talent acquisition process, it’s crucial to identify your recruitment needs. Define each open role, their required skill sets, and the current talent strategy. Consider where time is being spent in your current talent acquisition process and where you could allocate more. By doing this, you can identify the key areas where AI can be used to optimize the recruitment process.

Let AI draft your job descriptions

After identifying your open positions and key skill sets for each, AI tools can be used to put everything together in a cohesive document. Tell the program what should be included (i.e. job title, compensation, industry, required skills/qualifications, etc.), and AI will synthesize the information in a digestible format that can be adjusted with additional prompts. (At Pivotal, we’ve tested AI-written job descriptions and found that we’re able to save our clients money by expediting the writing process.)

Use AI for job posting

Posting job openings on multiple job portals can be a time-consuming task. With AI-powered job posting, you can automate the process of posting job openings on multiple job boards. AI algorithms can analyze job descriptions and match them with the most relevant job portals, which can significantly increase the chances of finding the right candidates.

Implement AI-powered resume screening

Screening resumes can be a tedious and time-consuming process. AI-powered resume screening can help to automate this process by using natural language processing (NLP) to analyze resumes and identify the most relevant candidates. This can reduce the time and effort required to shortlist candidates for the interview process, and provide your talent teams with a highly qualified candidate pool from the start.

Use AI for video interviews

Video interviews have become increasingly popular in recent times, especially during the pandemic when remote working was the norm. AI-powered video interviews can help to automate the interview process by analyzing facial expressions, body language, and speech patterns of candidates. This can help recruiters to identify the most suitable candidates for the job and ensure a strong culture fit.

Implement AI for candidate matching

Candidate matching is a critical aspect of the recruitment process. With AI-powered candidate matching, recruiters can analyze candidate profiles and match them with the most suitable job openings. This can help to streamline the sourcing process so you can more easily find the right candidates for the job.

Leveraging AI has allowed our team to appreciate what AI can’t do: engage passive, top talent for our clients. Over 80% of candidates that Pivotal places in positions are passive–they are not actively applying to jobs or seeking a new role. By using some of the tools mentioned above, our recruiters are able to maximize the time spent connecting with passive candidates.  In doing so, our team reduces the time to fill, saving our clients time and money. It’s a true win/win!  

In conclusion, AI has the potential to transform the corporate talent acquisition process. By automating various aspects of the recruitment process, incorporating AI can allow your teams to focus less on manual tasks and more on your unique mission and strategy. By combining the strengths of AI and human intelligence, organizations can build a robust talent acquisition process that helps them find the right candidates and stay ahead of the competition. 

How will you be utilizing AI to grow your business? We used it to write much of this article!