Feb 01, 2017 11:12 AM EST

Artificial Intelligence Is The Job Recruiter's Best Friend

Job hunting is just as hard for the unemployed as it is for the recruiter. A recruiter has to sift through hundreds, if not thousands, of applications using keywords and search algorithms which do not always result in the perfect candidate--but this is about to change because artificial intelligence is taking over the process.

Many companies such as Untapt are now moving towards automation and making their recruiting process digital with the help of artificial intelligence and machine learning. These techniques will be able to present suitable candidates to a recruiter, reports Fast Company.

What can artificial intelligence and machine learning do? Firstly, it is able to reduce the amount of time spent on digging through applications and save money for the firm as well. According to the CEO of Uptapt, Ed Donner, their software is able to solve the firm's problem of dealing with a "noisy data set" that has a lot of information.

Secondly, it can provide diversity in the list of candidates as well as eliminate bias in the selection process like what Untapt's software does. Untapt aims to find applicants that are overlooked by traditional recruiters like women, people of color, and veterans.

The firm also allows clients to put up screen names and photos on the resumes that they are given so that an unbiased decision can be made. Furthermore, old resumes on file that were submitted previously can be used to fill new positions in a process they call Talent Rediscovery.

What this automation cannot do however is conduct job interviews and interpret body language, social skills, and an applicant's fit into the culture of the organization. To be able to assess those areas, human recruiters are still needed.

In this case and for the moment, artificial intelligence will remain to be a job recruiter's best friend.

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