It is 2023, a new year with new ways to improve your business! How can a business that is preparing for the year to come stay on top of their game and beat competitors? The simplest answer is to stay on top of the hiring trends. Quality employees make a quality company, and top employees come from improved hiring practices. So what are some of the hiring trends that are predicted to continue into the new year? And how will the increasing use of AI affect these hiring trends?
A Few Hiring Trends for the upcoming year that we will discuss in the article:
- Clear and Structured Job Descriptions
- Increased Emphasis on Diversity and Inclusion
- Reaching Possible Candidates
- More Efficient Hiring Practices
1. Clear and Structured Job Descriptions
It’s important to realize that candidates are probably applying to a variety of positions in many companies. They are probably reading fatigued and will most likely skip over a job application if the job description is confusing, vague, and doesn’t provide all the necessary information the candidate needs to make a decision to apply. This could cause the candidates to feel frustrated and is a great barrier for them to continue their application process.
A structured job description is one that has all the necessary components such as required qualifications, salary, compensation information, and location. Clear job descriptions will attract candidates that are suited for the job and will deter candidates who aren’t the right fit from applying. Make sure the words used in the job description are also gender-neutral so that certain words don’t make candidates feel unwelcome to apply. For instance, words such as strong would be more appealing to male candidates and could deter female candidates from applying.
Part of the job description is a simple description of the job functions the candidate will perform. This is where the AI steps in: it can auto-generate the job function descriptions of commonly-seen job titles such as Sales Manager, Nurse Practitioner, etc. This saves time and allows the AI to complete these mundane and repetitive tasks for you.
2. Reaching Possible Candidates
A surefire way to reach new, quality candidates is to post your job on job boards that have global or industry reach. Another great way to attract candidates is to post on job boards that target college and university students. Don’t forget to include keywords that candidates use when they search for similar jobs.
On these job boards, once you fill out your job description with the relevant qualifications, new AI technology is able to match your job description to candidates that fulfill what you are looking for. They are then able to refer your available job position to these relevant candidates, thus increasing the chances that quality candidates will apply to the job position.
3. More Efficient Hiring Practices
As we said before, candidates are most likely applying to multiple job positions at the same time, so a shortened hiring process is essential to gain an upper hand against competitors. Artificial intelligence is a great way to speed up the hiring process without using too much manpower.
Companies like Interviewer.AI use artificial intelligence to help you become more efficient, allowing you to focus on growing your business instead. The AI software screens candidates by going through each candidate’s resume and by matching the words within the resume to the job description. This way, the AI software analyzes the fit and creates a pool of talented candidates. Candidates are then invited to take an asynchronous video interview and are ranked based on how they score.
This ranking is transparent so that hiring managers can see exactly how and why candidates are ranked the way they are. In this way, hiring managers can focus on the candidates with the most potential instead of manually sifting through files. This ensures efficiency and better decision-making.
4. Increased Emphasis on Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion is often talked about when considering hiring. Diversity is when the hiring decision is unbiased and the decision is made based on the candidate’s experience and skills instead of other factors such as the candidate’s different social and ethnic backgrounds, gender, religion, age, etc. True diversity also includes a candidate’s preferences, perspectives, characteristics, etc. Inclusion, on the other hand, is how you let the employee become involved in the workplace. This includes a work environment and culture that allows all employees to not only participate but also allows them to develop.
AI plays an important role in keeping unconscious biases in check. They are often used so that hiring decisions only take into consideration a candidate’s skills, merit, and experience.
Going back to Interviewer.AI: the AI software screens each candidate based on their skills, experience, and how they match to the job description. Since the AI is the one that screens the candidate, no human biases go into the ranking of the candidate. This is a great way to ensure that all candidates are fairly considered with no biases and that their applications aren’t lost amidst the many applications.
Interviewer.AI is a technology platform purposely built to support Recruiters and HR teams in finding top talent for their companies. Interviewer.AI is a state-of-the-art video recruiting software that uses AI (Artificial Intelligence) to screen in advance and shortlist the candidates that meet the criteria set. HR teams use the software to make the recruitment process more efficient and shorten the hiring cycle. Learn more about how Interviewer.AI can help your business.
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