Even though artificial intelligence (AI) is not a new technology, it’s all business leaders are buzzing about following the launch of ChatGPT.
Many of the applications of generative AI in recruiting focus on efficiency, such as generating job descriptions or interview questions. But there are many AI recruitment tools that can do much more throughout the entire hiring process – from accelerating sourcing and improving candidate engagement to building a talent pipeline.
Best AI recruitment tools
The AI-powered tools below can enhance your recruiting tech stack with data-driven insights and workflow automations that weren’t possible just a few years ago. Many of them support ATS (applicant tracking system) integration, allowing you to sync all of your candidate and employee data in one place and avoid the inefficiencies caused by data silos.
Findem is a talent acquisition and management platform. Its data lake, consisting of company and candidate data, enables a precise, attribute-based search and quickly fills your talent pool with exactly the right candidates not matter the criteria. The platform also integrates with your ATS and allows you to see all of your candidate and employee data in one place.
- Uses AI to transform 1.6 trillion publicly available data points into unique talent insights for attribute-based search, which is akin to running a Google search for talent (keywords and Boolean strings are also supported)
- Allows you to find talent using attributes such as “fast career progression” and “saw a successful exit,” even if a candidate did not mention this specifically in their resume or LinkedIn profile
- Includes a Talent CRM to nurture relationships, improve candidate engagement, and help you build a talent pipeline
Eightfold is a talent intelligence platform that also supports the hiring of independent contractors.
- Applies AI to candidate data points to glean workforce and industry insights
- Uses explainable AI to make job suggestions to potential candidates and provides context as to why they’re a good fit
- Includes a talent management solution for career planning and internal mobility
hireEZ (formerly Hiretual) is an AI recruiting platform that also supports candidate nurturing. Like Findem, hireEZ integrates with your ATS.
- Uses AI for search filters to improve candidate sourcing
- Retrieves candidate data from 45+ platforms, including GitHub and LinkedIn
- Includes a CRM to easily schedule emails and meetings
HireVue is a hiring platform that supports video interviews, skills assessments, scheduling interviews, text recruiting, and interview building.
- Features an AI recruiting assistant that communicates with candidates over text and automatically updates their status in your ATS
- Supports interview, game-based, and technical candidate assessments
- Allows you to create fair interview questions with the help of psychologists to reduce bias
Fetcher is a platform for candidate sourcing, engagement, and analytics.
- Sends recruiters profiles in batches to speed up candidate sourcing
- Leverages machine learning (ML) to gauge whether a candidate is a good fit for the role
- Allows you to build personalized email campaigns and simplifies scheduling meetings directly from emails
Fuel50 is a talent marketplace that supports internal mobility and workforce optimization.
- Uses AI to match your employees to internal mobility opportunities like mentorships and open roles
- Supports employees’ learning and development by outlining paths to career growth
- Enables you to discover skills shortages
Manatal is a comprehensive recruitment software with an ATS, CRM, and other talent sourcing features.
- Uses AI to match candidates with open positions and ranks them based on how well they meet the job criteria
- Includes a Google Chrome extension to easily import LinkedIn profiles into the ATS
- Allows you to share job openings on 2,500+ job boards
TurboHire is a recruitment automation platform that supports candidate sourcing, screening, interviewing, engagement, and analytics.
- Uses AI during the candidate-screening process, ranking candidates based on skills, years of experience, and other factors
- Provides a chatbot and one-way interviewing option to streamline recruiting
- Includes a product that generates offers and simplifies the onboarding of new employees
Paradox is a conversational recruitment solution geared toward companies with high-volume hiring needs.
- Allows job applicants to submit an application via text messaging or WhatsApp without redirecting them to another portal
- Screens suitable candidates with the help of conversational AI to save recruiters time on shortlisting candidates
- Streamlines in-person and virtual meeting scheduling
Phenom is an AI-powered platform for hiring and employee engagement and development.
- Uses AI to match candidates with jobs based on their location, skills, and previous work experience
- Features a chatbot that guides job seekers through the application process
- Allows you to manage university recruiting events, both virtual and in-person, from one platform
The risks and rewards of AI in recruiting
AI recruitment tools have immense potential. They help talent teams spend less time on repetitive work and allow recruiters to find the right candidates without wasting hours screening resumes or adjusting filters and keywords. But in our excitement to embrace the latest technologies, we can’t afford to ignore the risks.
A recent survey of companies that use AI tools for recruitment found that most of their focus falls on the rewards of AI, such as accelerating time-consuming and repetitive tasks, rather than the risks. For instance, only 31% of survey respondents conducted a data privacy assessment to make sure the AI technology is compliant with privacy regulations, while even fewer (28%) had worked with the vendor to review the algorithm for any biases.
Without a thorough risk assessment, employees could accidentally create a biased recruiting process that hampers their DEIB efforts. With generative AI tools, there’s also the risk of exposing sensitive company information and making it a part of a public data set.
The solution isn’t to take AI off the table (which would likely push employees to use these tools in secret) but to use it responsibly, partnering with vendors that have a strong commitment to privacy and security and reducing bias.
AI isn’t enough to recruit top talent — we need data
AI recruiting software is only as good as the data that fuels its algorithms. If the data is static and sparse, it won’t lead to any insights that have a substantial impact on the quality of hire. Likewise, automating workflows in siloed apps won’t result in major time savings or a shorter hiring process.
To make the most of AI in recruiting, hiring teams need a tool that will unify all of their data and provide real-time insights into qualified candidates’ skill sets that go beyond a resume. Findem has been able to achieve this by aggregating data from over 100,000 sources, including Stack Overflow and GitHub, and integrating with ATS platforms to help consolidate your tech stack.
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