Today, we’re diving into the realm of leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance your candidate experience and elevate your employer brand. AI is a (not so secret) weapon here to create well crafted, engaging experiences for candidates and showcase your company as a top-notch employer.
So, let’s get stuck in and explore some strategies to make your hiring process shine!
Seamless application process ⚡️
Help candidates avoid tedious and time-consuming applications. Using chatbots , for example, engage with candidates, ask relevant questions, and collect key information. This not only saves time for both parties but also creates a personalised experience that leaves a lasting impression as candidates make their way through the process and – hopefully – into your business.
Personalised communication 💬
AI-powered tools can send automated, personalised messages to candidates at different stages of the hiring process. From thanking them for their application, to providing updates on their status or any delays, AI is a quick and easy way to ensure candidates feel valued and informed every step of the way.
Smarter screening 🔬
AI algorithms can sift through resumes and identify the most qualified candidates based on specific technical criteria. This not only saves your HR / Talent team precious hours sifting CV keywords but also ensures a fair and objective assessment of each applicant’s qualifications and helps to remove human-led bias associated with any other part of the candidate’s CV.
Enhanced interviewing experience 🎥
AI brings innovation to the interview process. Video interviewing platforms equipped with AI technology can analyse facial expressions, tone of voice, and body language to provide insights on candidate suitability based on the more subtle elements of their answers that can otherwise go unseen by an interviewer. It’s like having a virtual assistant that helps you uncover hidden gems during interviews and get a fuller understanding of a candidate’s engagement and true emotion, without meeting in-person.
Personalised recommendations 🌟
AI can analyse candidate profiles from your talent pool(s) and recommend suitable positions within your team based on their skills and experience. This personalised approach not only increases your chances of identifying candidates with great potential for a particular role but also shows them you truly value their unique talents and helps them really visualise themselves being part of your team.
Chatbot assistance 🤖
Incorporate AI-powered chatbots on your career website or social media platforms to provide instant responses to candidate queries. Using pre-loaded answers to FAQs or ‘if, then’ scenarios, these digital helpers can offer information about your company, job openings, and the application process without the need for human input. This not only helps to create a seamless experience for candidates as they browse your content but also helps promote a more consistent image of your business – both of which increase the likelihood that candidates will apply there and then to your role(s).
Feedback and follow-ups 🔄
AI can automate the process of gathering feedback from candidates after interviews or assessments, as opposed to needing to schedule time for phone calls, which can often be short and rushed or be delayed so long that the feedback loses its value. Capturing candidate feedback quickly and automatically allows you to address any concerns, showcase your commitment to improvement, and maintain a positive connection with candidates, even if they’re not selected. Be warned, though: with AI, the feedback you receive will only be as good as the questions you ask – it’s unlikely that AI tools will have the capability to probe, discuss or contextualise candidate feedback in the same way a human can.
Remember, candidate experience and employer branding go hand in hand. By leveraging AI in your hiring process, you can create a positive, personalised and memorable journey for candidates while showcasing your team as one that candidates want to be a part of.
Now, go forth and revolutionise your hiring process with the magic of AI!
Happy hiring (and branding)!