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What You Need to Know About AI in HR & Recruiting: Resources to Get You Started

What is AI in recruiting? And why should you consider incorporating AI in HR at your organization? 

Here are, in our opinion, just a few of the many reasons to include AI in your hiring processes. Using ethical AI in recruiting can:

  • Increase diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Reduce turnover and attrition
  • Expand talent pools
  • Boost efficiency and productivity
  • Find right fit candidates
  • Ease hiring for soft skills 
  • And more

Let’s take a look at what HR leaders are saying about AI in recruiting and how it’s transforming HR and today’s workforce. in How To Use ChatGPT in Recruitment: Why It Won’t Replace Recruiters

How is ChatGPT going to impact recruiters? shares, “One of the advantages of using ChatGPT for your recruiting process is that it can be a valuable tool to help speed up the process. The recruiting process can take anywhere from a few days to four months, but you can speed up this timeline when you have tools to help you create engaging content. This is also great for recruiters who don’t feel like writing is their strongest talent. While you’ll still need to read and edit the ChatGPT text, it can be an excellent springboard to help you get started.” 

Alight Solutions in What Can AI Do for Human Resource Management?

AI and HR work hand in hand to drive efficiencies. Alight shares that, “Understanding the impact of AI and Actionable AI helps HR teams leverage the right tools to improve jobs, reduce costs and execute tasks not manually possible. By harnessing Actionable AI, employees are better equipped to make benefit decisions that are more suitable for their personal or family needs.”

HiBob in Will AI Replace the “Human” in HR?

Many recruiters are wary of AI taking over their jobs, but we agree with HiBob. They share, “The one thing that unites all of these technology solutions is the need for human intervention. HR leaders have a unique understanding of what motivates and engages their people, and no machine can make up for that innate understanding. AI will not replace HR, but it will enhance HR’s ability to be effective and strategic.”

RecruiteeBlog in Debunking Myths About AI Recruitment

“Artificial intelligence, at its core, is a tool to be used alongside human workers,” shares Brendan McConnell. “It’s a way to enhance productivity, alleviate the need for repetitive and time-consuming tasks, and leverage the massive amounts of data available to teams for their own benefits. Rather than making recruiters obsolete, AI is expected to dramatically enhance their productivity, and free them up to do more strategic and human-centric work. In fact, 70% of employers worldwide see AI as a supporting tool for their workers, rather than a way to get rid of them.”

iCIMs in 3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Job Search

AI can be overwhelming to understand. See how iCIMs breaks it down with a comparison to Netflix. “AI developments have created a shift from narrow search to open-ended suggestions, offering possible roles that job seekers would have considered or thought possible.  Consider the concept from another industry. Netflix can make relevant entertainment recommendations for you because its AI has learned from the profiles of billions of other people and calculated the probability that likes, search, and views are all related.”

Namely in Harnessing the Power of AI in HR 

Taking a look at AI’s impact on onboarding, Namely’s article shares “During onboarding, HR teams can use AI-driven eLearning solutions. These solutions can train new hires and answer any common questions they may have, freeing up some time for HR teams. In addition, this training can be personalized and keep new hires engaged throughout onboarding.”

Workable Resources For Employers in Eliminating Tasks From Your Daily Work: Automation Is Key

Being able to hand off tasks (even if it’s to a robot) when you’re swamped is a bonus. AI, and ChatGPT, can allow you to automate, but first, you need to know what you want to eliminate from your list. Suzanne Lucas shares, “Freeing up time means you can now use your brain for the things only a human can do. If you can let a robot edit your grammar and outsource your PowerPoint slides to an expert who can do them in a quarter of the time it would take you. That allows you to work on things that really matter. And that’s what’s important and the reason you want to eliminate tasks. There’s always more to do in a day than you have time for. Getting rid of the things you hate (or even just the things you aren’t good at) opens you up to so many more opportunities for success.”

Evil HR Lady in Job Candidates Are “Cheating” With ChatGPT and It’s Fabulous

Candidates are turning to AI for help writing resumes and cover letters, here is what Suzanne Lucas has to say about it. “You want to hire someone who can do the job. There are people out there that can do the job, but unless the job is writing resumes and cover letters, you probably shouldn’t pay as much attention to these documents as you do… Using AI to write a resume or cover letter is no worse than hiring someone, and it’s free.”

Fisher Broyles – The Employer Handbook in These Free Resources Can Help You Avoid Disability Discrimination Claims When Hiring Using Artificial Intelligence

It’s important to know that not all data is ethical or bias-free. This article written by Eric B. Meyer shares key guidelines and steps to take when choosing to use data and AI in recruiting. He explains, “Suppose a chatbot programmed with a simple algorithm rejects all applicants with significant gaps in their employment history. If a particular applicant had a gap in employment, and if a disability caused that gap (for example, if the individual needed to stop working to undergo treatment), the chatbot may function to screen out that person because of the disability. That’s an ADA violation.”

Learn about Cangrade’s bias-free and ADA-compliant hiring solutions today to avoid running into scenarios like this.

TINYpulse by Limeade in 5 Ways AI Will Change the Workplace in the Future

Chris Rhatigan shares five ways AI will change the workplace, calling attention to data analytics. He states, “Users are creating more data than ever before. Think about every time a website asks to link to your Facebook account! But analyzing that data is more than most companies can handle. That’s where AI comes in — extracting relevant data and providing insight about consumers.” He also touches on AI’s impact on remote work – the ability to work from anywhere – and automation. 

Of course, it wouldn’t be a round-up of resources on AI in HR if we didn’t include some of Cangrade’s own resources. Here are a few of our articles covering the future of AI in HR and implementing AI into your hiring process.

Gershon Goren, Founder and CEO of Cangrade on Generative AI in HR

Goren, an AI expert, shares these predictions on the impact of Generative AI in HR, “Generative AI in recruiting and HR most immediately and largely affects the biggest group in the talent acquisition equation – jobseekers. There are two main areas where Generative AI will impact hiring for this group which is professional development and job application gaming. 

It also has a great impact on employers – sourcing candidates, skill testing, interviewing, and career development. Here are the main revolutionary impacts of Generative AI in HR from talent acquisition to talent management:

  • Attracting and engaging candidates will be vastly improved.
  • Screening candidates on specific skills will become even more challenging, but luckily less necessary.
  • Screening candidates on cultural and personal compatibility for jobs will become even more important, and Narrow AI will still be the tool of choice for achieving that.
  • Embracing learning and development during the recruitment process will be required instead of deferring it to post-hire.
  • Onboarding and ramping up employees will become highly personalized with AI-assisted professional development.”

Dr. Kat Chia, Research Scientist at Cangrade, on Use AI Recruiting to Remove Bias

What are the benefits of removing implicit bias in the hiring process with AI recruiting? In this article, Dr. Kat Chia outlines these benefits:

  • Improved diversity and inclusion
  • Enhanced employer brand
  • Increased productivity and performance

“The first step to overcoming them is acknowledging them. Then look into how to remove discrimination from the hiring process at scale. There are a host of methods we suggest, like data-driven hiring and AI recruiting.“

Dr. Kat Chia, Research Scientist at Cangrade, on Is AI Going to Replace Recruiters?

Like HiBob, in this article, Dr. Kat Chia asserts that AI is meant to support HR teams, not replace them. “What AI can do is support the work of human recruiters. Determining whether an applicant is qualified can take weeks. AI can remove the manual labor of sifting through applications and allow recruiters to focus on pinpointing quality candidates. This kind of deep work is where humans excel, whereas the surface-level job of screening applicants is where automated systems thrive. AI recruiting can also automate the “boring” and time-consuming tasks so recruiters can focus on the deep work. 

So, AI will not replace recruiters. And hiring professionals should not fear or avoid AI recruiting. What AI recruiting does accomplish is access to talent. Hiring professionals should incorporate AI into their recruitment strategies to increase their organizations’ competitiveness and give them a jumpstart on great candidates.”

Cangrade on Getting Smart About AI in HR

Not sure where AI fits in your team’s processes? Laura Wolfe shares, “How can you leverage AI recruiting and AI in HR? Different types of AI actually work better for particular tasks, so ask yourself how you’d like the machine to help.

Ensuring you’re using smart data is key to successfully implementing AI in recruiting. If you feed your AI technology bad data, you’re going to receive bad data. Learn more about why you should use AI recruiting to remove implicit bias in our latest article. “

Interested in learning more about how you can drive bias-free hiring with AI-based HR technology? Book a demo with us today.