Traditionally, human recruiters have been the primary drivers of the recruitment process, relying on their expertise and intuition to select the best candidates. However, this reliance on humans alone can hinder the effectiveness and fairness of your recruitment process. From unconscious biases to inconsistency and scalability issues, the limitations of human-driven recruitment have become increasingly apparent. Fortunately, advancements in technology, particularly AI recruitment software, offer a solution to alleviate these limitations. Throughout this article, we unpack how AI recruitment software like Tengai, leads to more objective, efficient, and inclusive recruitment.
Advantages of using AI recruiting software instead of human judgment alone
There are many things that AI can take care of, streamline, and perfect within the recruitment process. Below we explore the 5 key advantages of using AI recruiting software and how it will revolutionize your talent acquisition.
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1. Screen more applicants more efficiently
AI recruitment software uses machine learning algorithms to screen and filter resumes based on predefined criteria. AI can scan through numerous documents in a short time, identifying key information and matching candidates with job requirements more efficiently than a human and in a short amount of time. Unlike humans who have limited capacity, algorithms can quickly analyze and extract relevant information from resumes, cover letters, or online profiles. This automated process allows AI to identify key qualifications, skills, and experiences that match the job requirements.
Additionally, algorithms can be trained to recognize specific keywords, phrases, or patterns that indicate a good fit for the position. This enables the system to categorize applicants into different levels of suitability, such as "qualified" or "not qualified," based on predetermined criteria set by the recruiters. By automating this initial screening process, AI eliminates the need for a manual review of each application, saving significant time and effort for human recruiters.
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With Tengai, it is possible to include all candidates in the screening phase and still save time. Tengai's interview is interactive; each applicant always receives instant feedback after completing the screening. Unlike a static video interview where you record yourself answering questions, conversational AI engages candidates in real time. The interactive meeting is unique because it feels just like a real conversation – only smarter, more effective, and more engaging.
2. Significantly reduce recruitment bias
Humans are prone to unconscious biases while evaluating candidates, which can lead to unfair treatment or discrimination. AI recruitment software can help you mitigate this issue better than humans while assessing candidates because AI makes evaluations based on objective criteria rather than subjective judgments. Human recruiters may unintentionally introduce biases based on factors like gender, race, or appearance, which can negatively impact the fairness and inclusivity of your hiring process.
By using Tengai’s AI to screen job seekers, you can ensure that you give all candidates a fair chance. Traditional resume screening methods can sometimes result in candidates being overlooked or rejected based on arbitrary factors, such as the font they used or the format of their resume, for example. Tengai uses standardized criteria to evaluate candidates, which eliminates any personal biases that may arise from individual recruiters. The algorithm analyzes job seekers based on specific soft skills, and past behavior, that are directly related to the job position.
It is important to note that AI is not immune to bias itself. The algorithms are developed and trained by humans, and if the training data used contains biases or if the algorithms are not properly designed and validated, they can perpetuate or even amplify existing biases. It requires careful attention, monitoring, and ongoing improvement to ensure that AI systems are fair and unbiased in their candidate assessments. If you’d like to explore our AI ethics in more detail, visit our website.
3. Predict job performance
AI software can analyze candidate profiles and job descriptions to make accurate matches. It can consider multiple factors simultaneously, including skills, experience, education, and preferences, to recommend the best-fitting candidates for specific roles. This can enhance the quality of candidate shortlisting and increase the chances of finding the right fit.
AI recruitment software can leverage historical data and analytics to predict candidate performance, retention rates, and overall suitability for a role. By considering various data points, it can provide insights that aid decision-making and help organizations make more informed hiring choices.
4. Provide personalized candidate experiences at scale
AI-powered recruitment software can engage with hundreds of candidates on a personalized level by automating certain aspects of candidate engagement, such as sending automated emails, scheduling interviews, and providing status updates. This improves efficiency and ensures timely communication with candidates, enhancing their overall experience during your recruitment process.
Unlike humans that need to clock off at a certain point and have limited availability, AI software can operate around the clock, allowing candidates to engage with the system at any time that’s convenient to them. Tengai, for example, is accessible from anywhere in the world and 24/7.
AI software can handle a large volume of candidate inquiries simultaneously, providing instant responses and reducing waiting times. Candidates receive timely feedback, updates, or answers to their questions, enhancing their engagement by keeping them informed and involved in the recruitment process.
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5. Assess soft skills and behavioral traits
AI software can assess soft skills and behavioral traits better than a human alone due to its ability to analyze large volumes of data and identify patterns that humans may miss. By leveraging Natural Language Understanding (NLU) and machine learning algorithms, AI software can analyze candidates' responses in assessments and detect subtle cues related to communication styles, problem-solving approaches, teamwork, and other soft skills. AI can objectively evaluate and measure these traits consistently, while also minimizing biases or subjective judgments that a human recruiter may introduce.
Tengai uses NLU to understand the meaning behind the candidate's responses and provides an objective evaluation of their skills and qualifications, rather than relying on subjective interpretations of language, such as tone or intonation, which may be influenced by unconscious biases. By using objective data and analysis to evaluate candidates, Tengai helps reduce the impact of unconscious biases in the recruitment process, promoting a more fair and diverse selection of candidates.
Will AI software replace human recruiters?
AI won't be replacing recruiters any time soon but recruitment professionals may consider using both the human element and the data brought in by intelligent AI-powered tools like Tengai to help them make better hiring decisions.
Tengai’s AI recruitment software
Tengai’s AI can help optimize every step of your interview process. Our automated recruiting tools can help you organize and manage your talent acquisition process, while also collecting and reporting necessary data and moving new hires through the hiring process with ease.
Empower your hiring professionals to focus their time and attention on finding top talent with an applicant tracking system designed to support success.
To learn more about how Tengai works and how our AI recruiting tool can help your hiring team achieve even better results, book a free demo with our experts.