The rise of AI in the recruitment industry

Created 05/02/2018 12:00am

If you think AI is nothing more than a hit movie from Steven Spielberg, you’ve got a rude awakening waiting just around the corner. The robots are here and are looking to take your place.

OK, perhaps that’s a little over-dramatic but there’s no denying the fact that AI is already playing a role in many industries and recruitment is no exception. In fact, it’s fair to say that recruitment has embraced AI with open arms, and it’s now one of the trending topics in the marketplace.

No longer just about Big Data, AI has evolved beyond simple data extraction and has moved on to far more fluid and interpretative tasks. So much so that some sources suggest that by 2025, AI will have become equivalent to the human mind. Yikes.

There’s no doubt that AI is here to stay but the real question is whether robots are a friend or foe to those working within the industry. Could the recruiter’s to-do list be whipped through more efficiently by an ardent Android leaving the human workforce muscled out of their jobs? 

This paper examines the rise of AI within recruitment, its potential uses in the future and the opportunities, and drawbacks it presents.

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