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Will recruiters vanish in years to come?

Recruiters today are bombarded with the immense workload and diligence that goes into the hiring of the prospective employees. Start from creating job descriptions to the final interview and selection, a lot of resources and time go into the process. However, an even greater catastrophe is to go through piles of CV’s to look out for the perfect candidate to take on. In the hiring process, a majority of manpower goes into scanning of resumes and matching up the candidates to the requirements of the job. Varied layouts & formats of the CV’s make this task even more devastating for recruiters.

Research says that resume scanning eats up a considerable time in the recruitment process and the all the other activities involved takes up only a marginal time and effort. In many organizations, front line managers now carry out activities which were traditionally within the remit of HR such as coaching, performance appraisal, involvement and communication, and discipline and grievances and thus, recruiters are mainly left with the process of resume scanning on their heads.

Jessica Miller-Merrell- Recognized by Forbes and founder of “Workology” also agrees with AI in her article saying that it provides great and numerous opportunities to elevate HR activities, maximize workplace productivity and provide more support and resources to managers, employees, and candidates.

This is exactly where AI programs come into the picture using machine learning to match CVs and job specifications at blinding speed and with stunning accuracy. Gone are the days when recruiters had to go through each and every CV in their mailbox to find the right candidate, AI automatically brings the appropriate candidate to the top. It gives the feature to structure data seamlessly from multiple sources to integrate and match candidates to the requirements shortlisting them on the go. It even provides you with a dashboard to update and keep track of the process keeping you in the loop all the way along. Resume matching and record keeping are made simple and smart with AI programs.

And when a change like that has to take place, it would set a track for the recruiters to up their pace and to upscale their skills to match the environment put forth.

Not only does AI helps in an effective screening of the candidates but it also does push the boundaries of engagement, employee relations, HR compliance and case management. Jessica Miller-Merrell- Recognized by Forbes and founder of “Workology” also agrees with AI in her article saying that it provides great and numerous opportunities to elevate HR activities, maximize workplace productivity and provide more support and resources to managers, employees, and candidates. AI empowers an organization to do more and to do it efficiently.

And so in the years to come, with all the more adaptation and technology advancement, it might so happen that we may not need recruiters at all and just a simple AI program as to flawlessly integrate all the needs of the recruitment at a place efficiently. And to avoid that, recruiters need to upgrade their skills to accustom to the changes in recruitment technology and take advantage of things at hand properly.

Based in the City of London, Recruitment SMART is a HR tech startup on a mission to bring disruptive technology to the recruitment industry. They are developing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning based sourcing solutions. Team includes veterans from both the recruitment and tech industries and has client globally in UK, US and APAC. Feel Free to Write to us at [email protected]


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