HR not yet using AI in recruitment

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A survey carried out by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has revealed that 92% of the senior HR professionals interviewed had said that their respective organisations do not use artificial intelligence (AI) in their recruitment.

Furthermore, just 3% intend to do so in the next 12 months.

In the context of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak recently telling London Tech Week 2023 that the “tectonic plates of technology” are shifting and that he wants to make the UK the best place in the world for AI technology, the REC/Savanta survey questioned 167 people who work in senior HR roles across the private and public sector.

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Of those who said that they did use AI, more than half (54%) use it to help with sourcing candidates (AI-generated job adverts and AI-based targeted advertising), 44% use it to help with candidate interviews and selection (voice and face recognition in video interviewing) and 29% use it to help with screening candidates (automated CV sifting and AI-based psychometric testing).

REC Deputy Chief Executive, Kate Shoesmith, said: “Hirers must play tech catch up with jobseekers who are already way ahead of them in their use of AI. HR professionals must start to embrace AI if they want to successfully attract and retain top talent.”

AI can speed up and make processes easier for HR professionals such as scheduling and personal training plans, she went on.

For information on using AI in the workplace, visit BrAInbox today where you can find answers to questions like Can I stop my employees from using ChatGPT to do their work?

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