Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming our lives in ways that were previously inconceivable. It represents an area of advanced intelligence that is intuitively exhibited by machines. While we don’t cease to marvel at its applications, we also dread the possibilities of AI taking away our jobs by minimising the need for human intervention.
Let’s face it; AI is here to stay and rule. Before succumbing too extraneous pressures, professionals would do well to understand (that is the key word) how it can aid them at workplace.
Without doubt, HR is one of the fields where the scope of AI remains largely contentious. But by delving a bit deeper, HR professionals can leverage AI significantly and make better informed decisions.
Let’s explore its role in developing a streamlined talent acquisition process.
Screening of applicants is essentially based on wide-ranging discussions and the recruiters’ discretion. Sifting thousands of candidate profiles manually is a tiring task. AI-enabled screening software that involves the relevant elements of a particular job profile not only accelerates/simplifies this process, but also removes subconscious human biases.
Scheduling and conducting interviews with potential candidates is again a time-consuming affair. The need to comply with testing time-lines doesn’t help the cause either, especially after the candidates submitting their resume. AI machines can eradicate such troublesome scenarios by automatically sending custom-made messages to the candidates and scheduling their interviews seamlessly.
The employee registration, ID generation, document compilation etc. are some mandatory tasks that AI software can handle with utmost ease and efficiency. This will ensure better compliance to industry standards and an error-free execution to say the least. Clearly, sky is the limit here.
This is one area of Human Resource functions where Artificial Intelligence can be a game changer. AI-based personalized training programs developed in accordance to an individual’s skill set and learning style will contribute towards building a productive workforce. Understanding and collating the team’s feedback, real-time corporate training, employees’ assessment etc. will not just become easier, but also that much more efficacious.
In recent times, organizations have acknowledged the growing importance of HR analytics in strategic decision-making. In this ever-changing market, Artificial intelligence can elevate the HR-MIS to another dimension altogether. Valuable insights from huge data can be derived in no time, predicting alarming situations before they strike.
It’s evident from many such uses of AI across professional domains, that it’s a powerful ally and not an adversary, when used intelligently (no pun intended!).