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Artificial intelligence has the potential to radically alter many aspects of our world, including the ways in which businesses perform key functions. What’s more, the technology may be commonplace sooner than some realize. A recent survey found that just 11% of executives believe that adopting AI is of “critical strategic importance” today, but 42% think it will be critical in just two years time.

Among their many applications, AI-powered technologies also possess the potential to change the ways in which HR teams acquire talent. Here are some of the most dramatic ways that machines could revolutionize the future of candidate engagement: 

Increasingly automated candidate sourcing

AI and machine learning will likely begin powering an intelligence-driven talent acquisition process, which will gradually replace the data-driven methods currently in use.

These technologies have the ability to gather and sort information rapidly and intuitively, and could sort through both active and passive job seeker pipelines at remarkably efficient rates. In addition to speeding up the candidate sourcing process through automation, this will allow HR specialists to devote time and resources elsewhere.

Heightened candidate engagement

Freed from certain obligations now being handled by AI, recruiters will be able to shift their energies from sourcing to the more sophisticated task of reaching out and talking to potential employees, creating heightened candidate engagement. With AI technologies streamlining the sourcing and filtering of candidates, HR teams can devote their attention to getting to know candidates and talking with them about the intricacies of the position.

Overall improved candidate experience

AI won’t make life easier for just HR professionals, but for candidates, as well. The technology will expedite the application process for those applying for a new job, as advanced chatbots helpfully guide them through each stage of the process, answering any questions they have along the way.

Candidates also won’t have to wait as long to hear back from recruiters who take a while to process their applications. AI has the potential to be a game-changer on both sides of the hiring equation.

Takeaways

AI seems likely to transform talent acquisition in three fundamental ways, including:

  • Making the sourcing phase of recruitment quicker and more efficient through automation. 
  • Freeing up time that HR professionals can devote to heightened candidate engagement.
  • Making the overall candidate experience faster and simpler for candidates. 

To maximize their recruitment efforts, employers should leverage the latest in HR technology. To learn more about using software to optimize your hiring process, schedule a brief demonstration of JazzHR today.

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