Diversity in work place is currently one of the hottest topics in the recruitment sector. With so much legislation to comply with recruiters need to incorporate solid and compliant recruitment and selection processes but how do they overcome the prevalence of unconscious bias that still manifests itself in the recruitment industry.
Some larger organisations have gone to extreme measures to counter unconscious bias from Hiring Managers. How have these companies have built recruitment process that completely eliminates this human failing? Once the Hiring Manager agrees a job specification with the HR team and the position is advertised using an online recruitment provider the applicant’s details are collected. The HR team will usually go through a sifting process to narrow down suitable candidates usually with the assistance of a hiring tool. Interestingly, they then strip out the candidate’s name and any other personal details on the resume that the candidate submitted including gender, age, religion, date of university attendance and even the name of the university. The Hiring Manager then receives a shortlist of candidates from HR that shows only work experience. From this list of resumes showing experience only the Hiring Manager is almost guaranteed to make further selections on this factor only. This may be an extreme example but it is becoming more common particularly with large corporations and government department employment.
How can growing employers in the tech and start-up sectors implement a recruitment process that eliminates unconscious bias? The example above can be quite labour intensive and this level of HR simply does not exist in smaller tech companies who need accurate and rapid turnaround in the digital tech recruitment process. Using AI in the recruitment process can certainly help these companies because they can be safe in the knowledge that they get a faster process with more accuracy and that unconscious bias has been removed from the process. AI recruitment helps small digital tech companies focus on getting the right candidates based purely on experience and other personality traits matching them to the job specification.
One such company who are game changing the face of tech recruitment is Hire Digital, a start-up recruitment company with a global presence that has invested heavily in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to manage the digital tech recruitment process whilst adhering to strict diversity regulations. Their talent management software platform gives digital talent recruiters a strict criterion for posting job adverts and descriptions and their AI works in such a way that it generates a much smaller more targeted candidate list by using up to 40,000 attributes. They key to this is efficiency, recruiters spend less time generating job advertisements and trawling through hundreds of CV’s to get their shortlist, Hire Digital tech can rapidly access up to 1bn talent globally.
Hire Digital is an AI technology with a human touch that is completely revolutionising the recruitment and selection process. It’s two times faster, 50 % cheaper and ten times more accurate than traditional hiring tech. To find out more speak to Robin Brohl at Hire Digital, he is a real person and would love to engage with you and help you streamline your recruitment processes.