In the latest episode of the podcast series AI in Recruitment, we delve into the world of Artificial Intelligence and matching. The episode also includes interviews with Kevin Wheeler (Future of Talent Institute) and Filip De Geijter (Actonomy).
Is it a match?
Matching technology has been around for a while. Reason for co-hosts Martijn Hemminga and Jasper Spanjaart to delve into the matter further. “The technology matches candidates with appropriate jobs using semantic search algorithms”, Spanjaart says. “These semantic search algorithms look at more than just keywords. Semantics is the study of meaning in language. So it can be applied to entire texts or to single words. For example, destination and last stop technically mean the same thing, but students of semantics analyse their subtle shades of meaning.”
“The matching technology combines algorithms and search criteria, and then assigns a ranking score to each applicant based on the candida’s characteristics, preferences, and keywords.”
“Candidate matching, when combined with artificial intelligence, pretty much expands search capabilities like never before. More importantly, it enables recruiters to quickly and accurately match candidates. This ensures that each candidate is placed in the appropriate role, significantly shortening the candidate sourcing process. The matching technology combines algorithms and search criteria, and then assigns a ranking score to each applicant based on the candidate’s characteristics, preferences, and keywords.”
The 3 biggest trends: AI, AI and AI
Recruitment Tech started AI in Recruitment at the peak of interest in AI and recruitment. To confirm just how hot AI is in recruitment, Hemminga recently spoke to recruitment godfather Kevin Wheeler, founder of the Future of Talent Institute, at TruAmsterdam. “ChatGPT or some equivalent is going to be built into every product out there”, Wheeler told AI in Recruitment. “So there’s not going to be any recruiting tool that doesn’t have an element that’s AI.”
News in AI in Recruitment
Every episode highlights the latest news on AI in recruitment. In this month’s edition: news about Sam Altman, CEO of Open AI, who was questioned by the American Congress about the regulation of AI. Hemminga: “The hearing is about concerns the government has about the role of AI in content moderation, and the potential for AI to break usage terms and conditions. It is considered a significant milestone as it is one of the first times that Congress has directly addressed the AI community.”
“It is considered a significant milestone as it is one of the first times that Congress has directly addressed the AI community.”
Staying within the US on a similar note, Workday was recently sued by a job applicant in the United States for discrimination. Court documents state that since 2018, the applicant was rejected for more than 80 positions at companies that use Workday as a recruitment screening tool. Spanjaart: “While his chances of success appear to be slim, I think we’ll either we hear a lot more on the subject, or it’s swiftly swept under the rug. Interesting nonetheless.”
Listen to the episode now
Whether you’re a recruiter, HR professional, or simply interested in the future of recruitment technology, ‘AI in recruitment’ is the podcast series for you. Listen to the podcast via Apple Podcasts, Spotify or any other podcast platform.