Employers, Investors Take Notice of AI Tools to Speed Job Recruitment
More employers are turning to artificial intelligence to gain a worker recruitment edge, the Wall Street Journal reports. By automating previously manual tasks—like prescreening job applicants for basic qualifications, checking for professional credentials and licenses, or scheduling follow-up interviews—employers hope to streamline the hiring process and scoop up available workers before competitors move in. Artificial-intelligence capabilities, like conversational AI software, can speed up the early back-and-forth emails, texts and other communications with applicants and quickly get qualified candidates in front of recruiters. Other AI-enabled tools are being used to accelerate the employee onboarding process and to get new hires oriented, trained and set up with computers, business apps and corporate email accounts.