Monarch's July series of articles on the use of AI in recruitment

Monarch's July series of articles on the use of AI in recruitment

This month, Monarch’s series of articles will explain, discuss and debate the role of AI in recruitment.

What is AI?

AI, or Artificial Intel­lig­ence, is cutting edge technology that assists in completing tasks otherwise performed by a human being.

Whilst it may seem coun­te­rin­tu­itive for a ‘people’ industry, AI plays a significant part in recruitment. The foundation of smart recruitment is relati­on­ships. AI allows us to create an improved candidate experience with a professional human touch.

The process of talent acquisition needs to be slick and effective. Systems such as AI and personality profiling assist recruiters in getting it right first time. For orga­nisa­tions that hire a high volume of people, AI is a ‘must have’.

What can you expect from Monarch’s AI in Recruitment series?

In our first article to be published on Wednesday 7th July, we will evaluate the role of AI in the early stages of a job application. In the weeks that follow we will look at AI in video interviews and how AI removes bias. Our final article will debate whether AI helps to build a great candidate experience.

The advantages and disad­van­tages of AI in recruitment

Throughout the series, we will be assessing AI’s place in the recruitment process. The advantages and disad­van­tages of this scientific approach will take centre stage. Let’s take an overview of those now so that you can see how they come into play in each topic as the series progresses.

The advantages and disad­van­tages of AI in recruitment

Throughout the series, we will be assessing AI’s place in the recruitment process. The advantages and disad­van­tages of this scientific approach will take centre stage. Let’s take an overview of those now so that you can see how they come into play in each topic as the series progresses.

Advantages of AI in recruitment

AI saves time

Anyone who works in talent acquisition or recruitment enjoys being busy, otherwise they’d choose a different career! But there is a limit. Being a busy fool is no-one’s choice for how to fill a day. Having the dull and time-consuming tasks automated allows more time to concentrate on the overall applicant experience.

AI removes bias

Bias is one of the biggest concerns in recruitment, particularly unconscious bias. As much as we try not to, we naturally create a judgement of someone new that we meet, whether that be socially or in business. AI has no opinion, so bias doesn’t come into play. This is significant for fairness in the recruitment process overall.

AI improves the applicant experience

When it comes to effi­ci­en­cies, AI has your back. Having a chatbot signi­fic­antly improves timescales for applicant queries because this helpful resource is available 24-7. It also manages applicants’ expectations of where they are up to in the process which reduces enquiries that would ordinarily take time to resolve.

Disad­van­tages of AI in recruitment

AI removes the personal touch

When it comes down to it, we’re social animals, and most people prefer to deal with people. Applicants who would prefer to speak to a human are unconcerned about the cost to businesses of having staff available 24-7!

AI can make people feel uneasy

Pre-conceived ideas about technology replacing humans concerns some applicants. However, this standpoint doesn’t sit well with the simultaneous demand for an incredible customer journey and fast responses.

AI needs to be set up correctly to be successful

‘You only get out what you put in.’ The setup of any AI platform needs careful consi­dera­tion. Hard rules for screening applications can cause diffi­cul­ties. Likewise, the platform needs to know what to look for to eliminate issues such as bias.

Monarch’s view

At Monarch Personnel we use scientific evaluation and AI within our recruitment processes, and 87% of candidates surveyed stated that they love our systems, mainly the convenience of the process. This doesn’t detract from our mantra that ‘mindset matters’. In fact, it enhances it.

Look out for the first article

Don’t forget, the first article in this new series will be published on Wednesday July 7th.

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