It is quite right to say that AI has now become an integral part of the human resource. All credit goes to technology when it comes to complete transformation in the recruitment process. And it is obvious from the fact that recruiters are seeing a massive reduction in their workload. We saw many discussions on the role of AI in recruitment in 2018. And as per the current scenario, this trend will continue to remain the hot topic even in 2019.
A new recruitment platform utilising machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to better match candidates with tech roles has launched today and has already signed up some big-name companies onto its service. London's Snap.hr joins a long list of companies waving the AI magic wand and claiming to bring innovation to an outdated industry, but with the likes of TransferWise, Skyscanner and Tesco already utilising the platform for their tech recruitment it looks like there may be some substance to their claims. Taking aim at the'fragmented and outdated' recruitment market, the startup has already signed up 1,600 companies on its platform who have access to a pool of 12,000 tech specialists which Snap.hr has pre-screened beforehand. According to the tech firm, its finely honed recommendation and matching engine, which constantly learns from candidates and jobseekers on its service, has already halved the average time it takes to get hired down to 12 days from the industry standard of around 24. It also claims that, since its beta launch, jobseekers have received on average five interview requests within the first week and that over 95% of those who have been placed by Snap.hr are still at the company after six months, which it believes attests to the accuracy of its matching service.
The rise of artificial intelligence and robotics in the workplace is inevitable, but what does that mean for the recruitment industry? With robots building everything from our computers to our cars, there is always the fear that the human workforce will become redundant in the future. Researchers from Oxford University found that over the following 20 years, 35% of current jobs in the UK are at high risk of computerisation. Artificial intelligence offers benefits such as efficient management of time, speed, precision and costs less than hiring an employee to perform the same job. Although this may seem impressive, robots lack human emotion, judgement and the ability to think independently.
A French marketing agency is inviting applicants for an internship to discuss the opportunity over a game of Fortnite. Candidates are asked to add Dare.Win on the Playstation Network, which is one of its clients, and then be interviewed while playing the video game. Dare.Win says the game-play fits with its entertainment-focused brand. However, one expert said it could be a difficult way to assess candidates fairly. Fortnite is a hugely popular game that can be played on most devices, including mobile phones, tablets and consoles.
Ever had a job interview that seemed to have nothing to do with your ability to do the job? It appears that plenty of people can answer "yes" to that question. Katherine Irvine was 37 when she went for a job as a recruitment consultant in Cornwall. She was shocked to find her interviewer was concerned that she was too old and wouldn't have the energy to do the role. "It was a group interview and the interviewer commented that myself and one of the others were'older'.