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THREE SMART WAYS TO IMPROVE RECRUITING EFFECTIVENESS IN THE DIGITAL AGE
kentoh / 123RF Stock Photo The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here and it is creating
a major shift in not only who we hire, but why and how.
According to a new report by the World Economic Forum,
a third of the skills that are in hot demand now will shift
by the year 2020, as robotics and artificial intelligence make their
way into most industries. The three Cs – complex problem solving,
critical thinking and creativity – top the list as the most sought-after
skills in 2020.
With this moving target, how can your organization stay one
step ahead of this talent curve?
LET AI DO THE WORK
The very technology that is changing the face of who you need to
hire could be your best ally in finding your desired skill sets. Having
a firm grasp on the many ways AI interacts with recruitment can
help organizations make this process more efficient and effec-tive.
There are already many apps on the market that can ease the
administrative burden of recruiting by screening resumes, finding
the best matches and scheduling interviews with candidates.
New developments in AI are getting better at ensuring your
recruitment ads reach the right people and tracking some of the
key drivers of successful hires so you can replicate. And while
human beings still have the final say on who to hire, complex algo-rithms
to evaluate candidates against desired skills, experience and
competencies can help ensure hiring decisions are comprehensive,
fair and free from bias.
Recruiting is not a solo pursuit. For several decades now, smart
organizations have built strategic partnerships with universities
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