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AI in Workforce Management 2021

AI in Workforce Management 2021

PwC’s third annual AI Predictions survey reported that 18% of companies adopted AI in their businesses in 2019. By 2020 that figure dropped a few percentage points. Now it’s expected to sky rocket (54%). Why? And what are the implications for the talent industry? The...

Diverse Thinking in the Workplace

Diverse Thinking in the Workplace

The latest article from Forbes Technology Council is written by SimplifyVMS' very own CPO, Vivek Bedi. Vivek introduces some challenging and thought-provoking perspectives on the topic of diverse thinking in the workplace.  "Without diverse thinking on our teams, we...

A Guide to AI in Recruitment

Artificial Intelligence (AI) describes a genre of computing technology that builds solutions to work and act like humans do. Much of the focus of developments is around software algorithms that enable machine learning, although the simpler tasks that humans perform can be authored using traditional machine-to-machine automations, enabled by algorithms. Perhaps the most frequent use of the AI-genre in recruitment is the adoption of software robots to mimic humans in data entry, aggregation, analysis and report dissemination.

You might well ask…

What examples exist of practical uses of AI technology in the recruitment industry?’ Here are some of the ways we build Artificial Intelligence into Simplify VMS.

Using AI to post jobs to best fit channels

An ever increasing volume of job applications arrive through job boards and postings published on social media. AI has a role to play in working out the best promotional channels to use to maximize exposure for any given role.

Using AI to go direct to discover talent

Organizations that have operated for a number of years will have developed a wake of ex-employees and individuals that have worked with the enterprise.  This represents a valuable source of talent for go-forward projects.  It’s now possible to use AI in conjunction with social media to promote jobs and source talent directly. Key to this activity, is the ability to quickly find and match talent.

Using AI to match candidates

Arguably, one of the most common and useful applications of AI technology in recruitment lies in the matching of candidates to roles.  This is becoming increasingly useful in a gig economy where jobs are being provisioned in a more granular way by the hour, task or project.  Matching might be conducted against CVs, candidate experience, proviso projects completed, education, language skills, location, test scores and social media profile.

Using AI to screen candidates

Screening of resumes is a time-consuming activity, particularly as only one in four CVs satisfy minimum requirements. One can argue that how people determine their minimum expectations can ‘screen-out’ good candidates, but nevertheless, it costs recruiters lots of lost time to vet poor applications. Indeed, it’s estimated for any single hire, recruiters and hiring managers spend 23 hours in sifting through applications. AI helps by not only reducing the time spent vetting applications in the early rounds, it has the potential to improve the quality of vetting by ‘toning out’ inappropriate bias and opinions..

Using AI to remove bias

Bias in the recruiting process is mostly unconscious in its nature. It happens when people either intentionally or unknowingly insert terms into documents (like Job Definitions and CVs) or recruitment processes. AI has the ability to intelligently scan for sophisticated natural language phrases that are known to reflect bias in the recruiting process.

Using AI to perform digital interviews

We’re not quite there yet but we can expect one day to be able to reliably perform online interviews, at least for early rounds. That said, until the technology can be judged reliable, it risks impacting on selection quality and may prove unpopular with candidates and workforce unions. For this reason, we haven’t chosen to adopt it as of yet, but we do see great potential in it.

Using AI to improve the quality of hires

The most compelling ‘promise’ of AI is to improve the quality of hires by performing a broader and more sophisticated ‘match’ between applicants and roles; something that recruiters—and the recruitment process—generally don’t have the time (sometimes the capability) to perform. This improvement in job matching is expected to lead to more effective employees who are less likely to leave.

Using AI chatbots to simplify workflows

Many customer service tasks in recruiting can be performed just as ably by a digital chatbot. If you’ve experienced chatbots more recently you’ll know the better ones aren’t adopting the soulless robot voices of yesteryear. Modern AI-enabled chatbots are extremely intelligent and charming, able to appreciate nuances of language and think on their feet. Chatbots reduce labor costs in areas of reviewing resumes, scheduling interviews and in back-office coordinating activities; reducing the need for onsite HR and recruitment professionals and freeing up others to concentrate on value adding tasks.

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AI in Workforce Management 2021

AI in Workforce Management 2021

PwC’s third annual AI Predictions survey reported that 18% of companies adopted AI in their businesses in 2019. By 2020 that figure dropped a few percentage points. Now it’s expected to sky rocket (54%). Why? And what are the implications for the talent industry? The...

Diverse Thinking in the Workplace

Diverse Thinking in the Workplace

The latest article from Forbes Technology Council is written by SimplifyVMS' very own CPO, Vivek Bedi. Vivek introduces some challenging and thought-provoking perspectives on the topic of diverse thinking in the workplace.  "Without diverse thinking on our teams, we...

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