ChatGPT is a natural language processing model developed by OpenAI. But how good (or bad) are the AI texts for recruitment?
ChatGPT: Write an article
The ChatGPT hype is real. It doesn’t matter what you read, you’ll have heard about the latest bit of artificial intelligence that can, potentially replace anyone. Why should people write texts, when the latest technology from OpenAI produced an article of 400 words within twenty seconds? There is really just one way to put it to the test…
The Impact of ChatGPT on Recruitment
ChatGPT, a cutting-edge natural language processing technology developed by OpenAI, has the potential to revolutionise the way that companies recruit and hire employees. In this article, we will explore how ChatGPT works, and how it may impact the future of recruitment.
What is ChatGPT?
ChatGPT is a language model that uses deep learning algorithms to generate human-like responses to natural language inputs. This technology allows ChatGPT to hold conversations with humans in a way that is natural and intuitive.
How Could ChatGPT Impact Recruitment?
One of the most promising applications of ChatGPT in the field of recruitment is in the area of resume screening. Currently, many companies rely on human recruiters to review resumes and identify potential candidates for job openings. This can be a time-consuming and error-prone process, as recruiters may overlook qualified candidates or waste time reviewing unqualified ones.
ChatGPT, on the other hand, could be used to automatically screen resumes and identify the most qualified candidates. The technology could be trained to understand the requirements of a given job opening, and then use natural language processing to evaluate the resumes of potential candidates and identify those who are the best fit.
This could save companies a significant amount of time and resources, as they would no longer need to rely on human recruiters to review resumes. It could also lead to more efficient and effective hiring processes, as the most qualified candidates would be identified and selected for interviews more quickly.
Will ChatGPT Replace Human Recruiters?
While ChatGPT has the potential to greatly improve the efficiency of the recruitment process, it is unlikely to replace human recruiters entirely. Despite the impressive capabilities of this technology, there are still many tasks that are better suited to human judgement and intuition.
For example, while ChatGPT may be able to identify the most qualified candidates based on their resumes, it may not be able to assess their fit for a given job opening or company culture as effectively as a human recruiter. Human recruiters also have the ability to ask follow-up questions and engage in more in-depth conversations with potential candidates, which can provide valuable insight into their fit for a role.
In addition, ChatGPT is unlikely to be able to handle the full range of tasks that human recruiters currently perform. For example, human recruiters are responsible for not only screening resumes and identifying qualified candidates, but also for scheduling interviews, conducting interviews, and making offers to successful candidates. It is unlikely that ChatGPT will be able to perform all of these tasks in the near future.
Overall, ChatGPT has the potential to greatly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the recruitment process. However, it is unlikely to replace human recruiters entirely, as there are still many tasks that are better suited to human judgement and intuition. Instead, ChatGPT is likely to be used in conjunction with human recruiters, providing valuable support and assistance in the recruitment process.
The above is fully AI generated
Whether it’s vacancy texts or fully developed articles with subheadings: OpenAI’s ChatGPT tool offers an option to automate it. As long as the instruction is clear, artificial intelligence (AI) will formulate exactly what you are looking for to a certain extent. But the tool’s functionality doesn’t stop there. Refresh the page, enter the same command — and you get a different result. A different perspective, different nuances — and even a different conclusion.
“While ChatGPT has the potential to greatly improve the efficiency of the recruitment process, it is unlikely to replace human recruiters entirely.”
How good or bad are the AI texts?
As an editor and journalist, you face a curious issue when the possibilities arise that an audience cannot distinguish between AI-generated texts and human made words, formulated carefully and structured in a Word Document. How good — or bad — is that? But when we but the question to ChatGPT, a nuanced answer follows. “It’s hard to say how good or bad AI texts are for recruitment because it depends a lot on how the AI is trained and how it’s used,” said ChatGPT’s AI.
“In some cases, AI can be useful for helping evaluate job candidates, such as analysing resumes or administering online tests. On the other hand, it can also lead to inaccurate or uneven results if not used correctly. It is important to remember that AI is a tool and human judgment and assessment are always needed in the recruitment process.”
Garbage in, garbage out
ChatGPT uses Transformation-based learning (TBL), with which it analyses the user’s input and then tries to predict what the next words or sentences will be. It then applies internal knowledge and language skills to formulate an answer that sounds logical, natural and above all human. This process is constantly repeated so that ChatGPT can continue to learn and adapt to the conversation.
“If we train our AI to write vacancy texts and we base it on the historical data we have — then there will only be even more bad vacancy texts.”
So humans feed the machine, allowing ChatGPT to keep learning and improving. But within this, garbage in, garbage out is the biggest risk. It’s the very base of the argument Chad Sowash and Joel Cheesman make during an episode of the Chad & Cheese Podcast, a show that can now also be listened to automatically in French and Portuguese. “If we train our AI to write vacancy texts and we base it on the historical data we have — then there will only be even more bad vacancy texts”, says Sowash.
The real limitations of ChatGPT
It is therefore not inconceivable that the tool is used by recruiters to create a base foundation for a vacancy text. But that immediately seems to be the pitfall of OpenAI’s artificial intelligence — whatever you try in terms of an assignment, the AI doesn’t really seem to succeed in formulating anything that goes beyond a substantively correct text. As an example, we asked the tool generate a text for a fictional vacancy for marketers at Recruitment Tech, which — according to OpenAI — is now a ‘leading provider of innovative software solutions for the recruiting industry’.
Job text for marketer at Recruitment Tech
Are you a skilled and creative marketer looking for a new challenge? Do you have a passion for recruitment technology and a track record of success in generating leads and driving sales? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you.
We are currently looking for a marketer to join our team at Recruitment Tech, a leading provider of innovative software solutions for the recruiting industry. As a marketer, you will be responsible for developing and implementing effective marketing campaigns to promote our products and services to potential customers.
You will need to have a strong understanding of the recruitment industry and the latest trends and developments in technology. You will also need to be an excellent communicator, with the ability to create engaging and persuasive content that resonates with our target audience.
If you are a self-starter with a passion for marketing and recruitment technology, we want to hear from you. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic and growing company at the forefront of the industry. Apply now to be considered for this exciting role.
When you subsequently ask the tool to write an about page based on ludicrous input, it gladly follows your tone.
Tendency to hallucinate and transparency issues
For many ChatGPT users, the first meeting will end in amazement, but as you spend more time with the tool, you’ll notice a trend. The same trend that OpenAI itself observed when it released a report on its GPT-3 at the end of 2021. That trend is called hallucination. “GPT-3 are useful for many different tasks, but tend to ‘hallucinate’ information when performing tasks that require obscure real-world knowledge.”
“The exact training and information that GPT-3 received has not been made public by OpenAI.”
When you tell ChatGPT a lie, the tool goes along with it. Transparency therefore seems to be the main antagonist of any form of artificial intelligence. When we ask the tool itself about the exact training and information that the GPT-3 has received, no real answer follows. “GPT-3 is trained on large amounts of text output from the Internet to understand and discuss a wide variety of topics. The exact training and information GPT-3 received has not been made public by OpenAI.”