Among trending tools in recruitment and human management there are two very famous ones: the applicant tracking system (ATS) and the more current one: artificial intelligence. This does not necessarily imply that they are a competition or that we must focus on a comparative discourse “ATS vs. Artificial Intelligence.”
On the trip that we will take you on in this blog you will understand more in depth what we are talking about and why we affirm that AI is the applicant tracking system of the future.
For several decades now recruiters have used Applicant Tracking Systems -better known as ATS- to unify in a single place the candidates’ job applications, and classify and associate their skills with respect to the position’s requirements. Which represented, at the time, a big change in the hiring process.
Nonetheless, as recruitment technology advances, it appears that these as systems, in their initial version, ended up being insufficient in the face of all of the needs of HR teams. Because of this we are not saying that they are going to disappear, no, the reality is that they are being transformed with the surge and innovation of artificial intelligence.
Artificial Intelligence Is in the Evolution of ATS
With the implementation of advanced AI solutions, follow-up for candidates has a greater reliability, since in addition to automating the processes that previously were manual and took a lot of time, now it is possible to use machine learning to manage candidates’ data and find the most adequate candidate for the position without much effort in between.
The market and its demands make it more and more necessary to reduce the margins of error when acquiring new talent, since a bad hire can bring as a consequence an enormous loss in companies’ yield and profitability, this is supported by our study “The Basis of Productivity,” which shows that Mexican companies lose 15% of productivity from not having adequate talent.
Making the correct hiring decisions is possible thanks to artificial intelligence, since it is done in a more objective manner that is less susceptible to common biases of conventional recruitment processes.
AI in Recruitment Is a Reality
The growing interest by many companies in beginning to use technology to improve their talent acquisition processes is not a surprise, since having quality hiring is a desire and a priority for all companies.
Artificial intelligence is no longer part of the research world, indicates Glocal Thinking, a space for HR professionals. And although at some point, the possibility of a machine having the ability to reason appeared improbable, thanks to scientific and technological advances now it is a reality.
In effect, it is not fiction that artificial intelligence is now part of different companies that additionally have registered greater productivity and agility by simplifying the recruitment process up to 20%, affirms the digital magazine Capital Humano.
While it is common for recruiters like you to feel intimidated by the use of artificial intelligence, its mission is far from being an enemy that puts your work at risk and, in fact, comes closer to complementing it, facilitating it, and making it more effective.
This technology is changing HR dynamics for the better and although it is a challenge to adapt, it is necessary to confront it to survive this changing world and follow the path of great and successful organizations that stay at the forefront.
Additionally, recruitment software, like Quantum Talent, has the advantage of allowing human resources departments move away from operational processes and -as mentioned by Tus Buenas Noticias, a current-events website - contribute more value to companies
Take the Leap from ATS to Artificial Intelligence
AI opens new paths and shows us day by day that an Excel or even an ATS are tools that no longer completely solve the concerns of human resources department. What are you waiting for to leave traditional recruitment in the past and open the way to technology to transform your organization?