In particular, the area requiring maximum involvement from HR is the recruitment process. The challenges lying ahead of recruiters involve:
One of the solutions that can help recruiters keep on track, is the automation of the initial candidate selection phase. AI can analyze a much larger number of applications than a human ever could. AI can also automatically find potential candidates on social media, giving the recruiter access to people they might have never found on their own. Moreover, AI can filter those people according to the requirements for a given position. This way, recruiters can focus on analyzing only candidates who actually match the job description.
AI algorithms can play a key role in the initial assessment of the specialists’ skills and predispositions. This makes the time a human spends looking at candidates’ profiles or CV documents much more fruitful. No more hours wasted staring at the screen and rejecting dozens of people who don’t match the must-have requirements for the position! Employees can finally focus on the task that actually needs their expertise. The repeatable, mechanical chores are left to the machines.
Automation of processes can also increase internal mobility in the organization by aggregating feedback from co-workers and managers. Constantly updated insight into skills, achievements and performance of employees lets the HR department make better decisions about promotions and assignment of roles.
What changes can you make in your organization to incorporate technological solutions in your HR processes? (While remembering that the best results are obtained when humans collaborate with machines. Automate what you can, to give your employees time to use their knowledge and reason where they are needed the most).
If you want to stay competitive in the times we are living in, automation is a necessity, not a luxury. Allowing humans to put their time into tasks actually requiring their knowledge and experience will turn profitable in the long run. Remember, AI and other technological achievements are not meant to replace people; their purpose is to make our lives easier. By making good use of them, you will not only make great savings and take mindless tasks off of your employees’ shoulders, but you will also become part of the digital revolution the world is going through before our very eyes.
Is your organization ready for this technological jump?