AI Recruitment Tech in 2020

By Mike Keating | Co-founder of

This is an interesting time to be considering AI recruitment tech.. part way through a global pandemic, Ozarks season 3, and my third glass of wine. But this is our new reality, so here we go!

In a perfect world TA teams would have plenty of time, money and people to build out an amazing recruitment process. A process that was inclusive, thoughtful, detailed, and delivered consistently awesome hires for the business. 

Unfortunately that isn’t reality. TA budgets are tight (and tightening), and leaders in this space need to be creative in how they get the most bang for their buck. This is even more relevant in the middle of the Covid-19 crisis. 

Before I dive into a wine fuelled monologue about the opportunities that exist in the current climate, I would like to acknowledge that these times are incredibly tough (personally, socially and professionally). Current organisational challenges should be prioritised over future strategic opportunities.

That being said, I would encourage TA leaders (with available bandwidth) to use this time to explore the opportunities that AI can offer to their business. When AI is sensibly integrated into a recruitment process it can generate huge time and cost efficiencies that will benefit your team in the economic downturn, and in the recovery.

Now before you run out and start booking demos of shiny new AI products, I would personally recommend you complete this checklist:

  1. Wash your hands.
  2. Clearly define the key business problems you’re experiencing in the TA function.
  3. Define and map your entire recruitment process from ‘Hi to Hired’. 
  4. Determine which parts of your process are time consuming and expensive. 
  5. Discern which tasks require the smallest amount of human intelligence. 

Armed with this information you’ll be well positioned to introduce some exciting AI technology into your business. Your decisions will be well informed and will increase the likelihood of a successful implementation. 

I hope this article helps you on your TA journey. I wish you a healthy, happy and prosperous 2020! x

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