Hire Your Next Employee Solely On Expertise, Experience & Merit
In today’s business environment, human resource professionals are starting to put significant emphasis on targeting potential job candidates from diverse backgrounds, also known as diversity recruitment. It’s tough to admit, but too often we let personal biases get in the way of identifying and hiring top talent. The practice of diversity recruitment stresses the importance of finding employees from all races, ages, religions, sexual orientations and talents. While it can be tough to separate ourselves from our personal biases, artificial intelligence (AI) makes diversity recruitment strategies commonplace, which can help you successfully harness the expertise and talent you may have missed in the past.
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Embrace Artificial Intelligence
Promoting diversity in the workplace is a critical attribute for all organizations that are looking to secure long-term growth. Establishing a well-rounded workforce has been proven to enhance internal connectivity while allowing unique ideas to flow more freely. The best way to achieve success with diversity recruitment is with AI.
Take a look at the following ways AI can help you successfully execute diversity recruitment:
- Job Descriptions – Personal biases emerge from the very beginning of the hiring process and, a lot of times, find their way into your job descriptions. For a human, correcting and removing all biased wording from your job descriptions can be overwhelmingly difficult. Luckily, there are AI applications that can examine job descriptions and make recommendations for unbiased wording alternatives.
- The Screening Process – To enhance your talent screening process, AI can be used to remove all applicants’ demographic information. Utilizing AI capabilities, recruiters will be less biased and more informed about each potential employees’ qualifications for a position. Remember, throughout the screening process it’s vital for businesses to keep human recruiters involved. This is because, over time, AI can favor your hiring preferences and screen candidates using biased criteria. Having a human recruiter overseeing the AI function can help stop such learned biases from occurring.
- Candidate Qualifications – When it comes to utilizing your data during the hiring process, AI is leaps and bounds ahead of human recruiters. Typically, human recruiters just try to match up words from the job description to a candidate’s resume in order to determine fit. However, with AI, data can be analyzed to make smarter decisions about a candidate’s fit with regard to your business.
- Collecting Data – Throughout the early screening process, AI in the form of chatbots can be used in place of humans. With data collected from these chatbots, information can be used to build candidates’ profiles well beyond their resumes. These chatbots have no bias, so you can be sure the candidate will have a fair shot at landing the open position at your business.
In order to remain competitive, diversity recruitment is crucial. Once you take the appropriate steps to embrace AI and eliminate biases, your business will be more successful in efforts to recruit, employ and retain a diverse workforce. Email Rea & Associates to learn how our HR Consulting Services can help you implement an AI strategy into your hiring processes.
By Karen Sating (Cleveland office)
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