In a market where it’s tougher to hire than ever before, organizations are under a lot of pressure to source the very best candidates from a limited talent pool.
At the same time, industry suppliers are needing to think outside the box when it comes to technical innovation, especially if they want to stand out from the competition.
For traditional job boards, this has required a real step-change in their approach. While historically these platforms had the sole purpose of connecting candidates with job opportunities, nowadays they offer a whole host of products to help companies boost their employer brand and promote their roles even further.
And it doesn’t stop there. With hundreds of job boards in operation and even more recruitment technology suppliers entering the market, there’s a lot of pressure to provide the most effective solutions.
But, that’s why more job boards are partnering with AI recruiting vendors to stand out and ensure they’re the supplier of choice. Here’s why.
Improved Candidate Matching
Let’s face it, companies who don’t feel as if their hiring platforms are providing them with top quality candidates will only look for a more successful supplier elsewhere. And that’s why job boards are partnering with AI recruiting vendors to help improve the quality of candidate matches.
Our integration with Arya provides its users with a quick and seamless approach to sourcing and qualifying candidates. It works by matching candidates from Resume-Library’s database to Arya’s clients’ criteria, before populating their internal pipeline with this top talent.
Ultimately, this removes the need for companies to spend hours searching for top talent. This is one of the most time-consuming tasks for hiring professionals; and by automating this part of the process, we’re making it easier for companies to source the right candidates for the jobs.
Boosting the Candidate’s Experience
Another key reason why job boards are partnering with AI vendors is because it helps to improve the job seeker’s experience. Candidates hold a lot of power in the current market and focusing on their experience continues to be a major priority for companies.
Naturally, the matches they receive will influence which job board they decide to use again in the future. If they’re presented with a load of irrelevant jobs and the user journey isn’t great, they’ll only switch to another job board in order to find what they’re looking for.
Alongside this, a major benefit of AI is that it helps to provide information to candidates at each stage of their job search. From chatbots that can tell them more about the role they’re applying to, to automated interview scheduling; these tools can really differentiate one job board from another.
Nurturing Top Talent
Right now, there’s more pressure on organizations to target passive candidates and this is by no means an easy task. But that’s where AI can be beneficial for job boards as it enables users to build talent pools for the future and nurture potential hires.
For example, AI gives hiring professionals the opportunity to send automated updates to candidates within their talent pool and ultimately, keep them engaged with their brand. This is particularly important right now as employer branding is a top priority for companies of all sizes.
Alongside this, it gives recruiters more time to engage with individuals that are going to be the right fit for the business; and, while they may not be readily available now, they’ll be aware of the brand and more open to opportunities should they be approached.
Taking Over Administrative Tasks
Naturally, a key reason why job boards are partnering with AI recruiting vendors is because it helps take over some of the more administrative tasks for hiring professionals. As mentioned earlier, companies are under immense pressure to source the best candidates, fast; but with limited time and resources, this can be extremely difficult.
Some of the areas that are now being automated by AI include the screening process, interview scheduling and generally engaging with candidates. Of course, the human element is still massively important when hiring; but, giving users the technology to take on the more administrative tasks is very beneficial.
Overcoming Unconscious Bias
Plus, it has the power to remove unconscious bias, which is a key topic in the market right now. Hiring professionals will naturally search with a strict criteria in mind, sometimes missing out on potential great hires because of their own preconceptions.
By handing the power over to technology, it can match candidate profiles to job descriptions and ensure the best person is hired for the job. Of course, this onus isn’t completely on job boards. But, by investing in the right AI tools, they’re promoting best practice across the industry.
Predicting Candidate Mobility
Another interesting area to note is the fact that AI can help to predict candidate mobility. By using intelligent algorithms, job boards have the potential to flag when someone might be ready to look for a new job.
This means they can push these professionals in front of the most relevant companies and job opportunities, thus helping organizations to stay one step ahead when hiring. Again, this is particularly useful right now when it’s so difficult to find the best candidates. And, companies are more likely to invest in job boards that have the freshest resume databases.
Job Boards and AI: A Summary
These are just a number of reasons why job boards are partnering with AI recruiting vendors and it’s by no means an extensive list. The recruitment market is constantly changing and this means that the industry’s suppliers need to be one step ahead when it comes to the tools they offer to clients.
Clearly, AI is transforming the sector and it has a massive amount of potential to make the hiring process more seamless for companies. By understanding how (and why) job boards are working with AI vendors and using this to your advantage when hiring, you’ll be able to source and hire the right candidates for your roles.
Arya partners with more than 10 leading global job boards including one of the best, Resume-Library.
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About the author.
Lee Biggins is founder and CEO of Resume-Library, the fastest growing job board in the U.S. and CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board. With industry experience spanning nearly 20 years, Lee is a pioneer of online recruitment and is passionate about the latest developments in the market.