AI in Recruitment in 2023: The Recruiter Journey towards Smart Time Management & Meaningful Candidate Engagement

AI in Recruitment in 2023: The Recruiter Journey towards Smart Time Management & Meaningful Candidate Engagement

A story from Luuk van Neerven, Co-Founder Joboti and former recruiter

The Fear of Job Displacement: History Repeating Itself?

Before we plunge into the depths of AI-powered recruitment technology, let’s address the elephant in the room – the age-old fear of technology, and in 2023 that is AI, taking over human jobs. Throughout history, innovations like William Lee’s carpet-making machine have raised concerns about job displacement. However, just as the automobile provided more jobs than it eliminated, AI technology in recruitment has the potential to empower, not replace, recruiters.

A Journey of Seven Years as a Recruiter: The Evolving Recruitment Landscape

When I step back in time to a decade ago when I was a recruiter, technology in the recruitment industry was limited and digitization was a work in progress. As a recruiter, my days were filled with manual tasks like searching for vacancies and sifting through a sea of resumes. The process was time-consuming, leaving little room for the truly rewarding aspects of recruitment – building authentic connections and engaging with candidates and customers.

Enter AI-powered Technology in Recruitment: Time Saving Solutions & Empowering Smart Time Management

Now, fast-forward to the present, and recruitment technology has emerged as the ultimate ally in modern recruiting and empowering recruiters to manage their time smarter. By automating repetitive tasks like candidate sourcing and matching, AI-powered recruitment solutions revolutionize recruiters’ workflow. With these time-consuming activities taken care of by technology, recruiters are freed up to focus on what truly sets them apart – forging meaningful relationships with candidates.


Candidate Engagement Reinvented: AI to enable automation

Amidst 20 outreach attempts, recruiters aim to connect with 25-35%—that’s where genuine conversations happen. Yet, only a handful of these candidates truly match with the recruiter’s needs, and not all of them land the interview. Engaging or nurturing the rest of the candidates until they become a good fit to the future position is missing. While timing proves pivotal for agency recruiters, prolonged candidate sourcing means clients form their shortlist while you lag one step behind! 

This is why meaningful candidate engagement has always been a crucial aspect of recruitment success. AI-powered solutions now make it easier for recruiters to engage with the right candidates quicker and regularly. By automating administrative tasks and matching candidates more efficiently and at scale, recruiters can better manage time and dedicate more time to nurturing connections, resulting in more successful placements and satisfied candidates.


AI & Recruiters

With more than 7 years of experience as a Recruiter, I truly believe AI is not here to replace recruiters but to empower them

Luuk van Neerven

Co-Founder Joboti

AI Empowerment, Not Replacement: Why Recruiters Still Shine Bright

You might wonder, with technology doing so much heavy lifting, what’s left for human recruiters to do? Well, let me tell you – human connection is the X-factor that AI can’t replicate. When it comes to understanding a candidate’s aspirations, motivations, and emotions, recruiters have the upper hand. It’s the art of persuasion, emotional intelligence, and empathy that sets recruiters apart and guides candidates toward their dream roles.

In the world of recruitment, AI and human connection go hand in hand. Virtual recruiters may excel in some tasks, but it’s the combination of technology’s benefits with recruiters’ unique skills that shape the future of the industry. It’s like having a high-tech GPS system that calculates the fastest route while still allowing you to steer the wheel and make the trip enjoyable for everyone. AI empowers recruiters, enabling them to focus on what truly matters – building authentic connections and better engaging with candidates.

The integration of AI-powered recruitment solutions elevates the profession and amplifies recruiters’ impact. It’s like having a talented orchestra where the conductor (AI) brings out the best in each musician (recruiter), resulting in a harmonious performance.

Embrace the AI-Powered Future of Recruitment

In an era where competition is fierce and the recruitment landscape is evolving, relying solely on traditional recruiting methods poses a risk. The dynamics have shifted – the surge in demand for remote and hybrid work has rewritten the rules. Recruiting is not merely about filling positions; it’s a race for talent. Staffing agencies, corporate HR teams, and software vendors find themselves at a crossroads, faced with the need to adapt or be left behind. With Generative AI having created significant opportunities and having genuinely transformed AI-powered technology, the embrace of automation and AI-powered technology can assist recruiters in streamlining the recruitment process, automating candidate sourcing and matching, better time management and engaging with candidates more effectively. 

See how the top staffing agencies Randstad or Manpower automate candidate sourcing and match candidates more efficiently. And discover how Textkernel embarked on an AI journey by providing insights into the benefits and risks associated with AI.