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AI x HR: Two Practical Uses

For those unfamiliar with artificial intelligence, it’s not unusual to dream up images of robot overlords and ridiculously complicated algorithms (that are even more intimidating than the robots). When broken down into basic terms, however, it doesn’t need to be so complex – it can even be a helpful tool that is becoming more and more vital for HR departments each day, significantly increasing their impact without replacing real humans. Let’s take a look at two simple yet effective AI processes that can be used to ensure your company stays competitive in the future.

1. Recruitment and Resume Screening

Sifting through thousands of resumes just to hire one person is tedious, time consuming, and now with AI’s capabilities, unnecessary. Artificial intelligence can save hours of time by automating the process, quickly scanning and evaluating resumes to find the most qualified candidates based on set parameters.

How to Do It

  • Set it Up: Input the qualifications, skills, and experience necessary to perform the job.
  • Automate Screening: AI software will scan all resumes and present them in order from most-qualified to least-qualified.
  • Generate Shortlist: The software creates a summarized list of the best candidates, giving HR a central focus and making the process less overwhelming.

Easy Implementation

  • Find Software: There are many AI resume screening programs available, such as HireVue or Ideal. Do your research and find the one that is the best fit for your company.
  • Integration: Conveniently, most tools can combine with your current Applicant Tracking System (ATS) without issue, eliminating a lot of technical hassle.
  • Train Employees: Provide some light, low-pressure training for HR teams to learn about the software and how it works.

2. Employee Sentiment Programs

Employee satisfaction is literally the most important factor when it comes to promoting a positive workplace, no contest. So, when it comes to evaluating employee morale, Human Resources needs all the help they can get.

The usual methods, like having employees fill out surveys, are often inadequate and don’t usually capture real-time sentiments. The power of AI can greatly improve this endeavor through the use of sentiment analysis.

AI sentiment analysis programs evaluate a multitude of sources like feedback employees have given, email correspondence, chats, and social media posts to judge the general feeling and level of morale at the company. These capabilities can find trends, flag areas that require improvement, and give feedback to alert HR about certain problems before they get worse.

How to Implement:

  • Install Software: Identify an AI program that is compatible with your communication and feedback platforms.
  • Gather Data: Allow the software access so it can analyze data from employee feedback surveys, communications within the company, and performance management documents.
  • Study Insights: The AI will give valuable insights into sentiments, identifying any bad trends or areas of concern.
  • Take Corrective Action: Use the information gained to intervene accordingly by implementing team-building workshops, helpful trainings, or even changes in company policy in order to bring employee satisfaction to a suitable level.

Making use of AI in HR doesn’t require deep technical expertise or even any major overwhelming changes to your existing methods. If you focus on pragmatic uses like faster resume screenings or bolstering your ability to evaluate job satisfaction, Human Resources can greatly improve their already-positive impact on the organization.