AI and Hiring Quick Study

Learn more about how organizations can, and will, leverage artificial intelligence in their HR and hiring strategies within these curated articles.

James M. Connolly, Contributing Editor and Writer

April 3, 2023

5 Min Read
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Remember when your now-boss liked your resume and flew you to New York for an interview? You were hired and the HR director walked you through the benefits package. Yup, that was way back in good ol’ 2019.

None of that in 2023! Now, bots scour LinkedIn and other social sites; interviews are Zoom calls; reference checks are strictly online; and, once an offer is accepted; an app walks you through benefits. The new hire on your team might actually meet the boss in person someday.

There are multiple factors driving/enabling changes the nature of human resources management, recruiting, and hiring. They include the social media mindset and what we learned about remote work during the pandemic. Now, add in the emergence of artificial intelligence in the enterprise. AI introduces new efficiencies, such as chatbots that answer employees’ benefits questions, but also concerns about factors like bias in AI-based recruiting tools.

In this Quick Study you can learn more about how organizations can, and will, leverage AI in their HR and hiring strategies, as reported in InformationWeek articles.

The State of the Art

The Future of HR Tech: How AI Is Transforming Human Resources

Organizations expect their business and HR leaders to balance functional duties with resource management -- which means stronger investments in AI, advanced analytics, and ML to help with HR procedures, from improving talent sourcing to employee management.

How We’re Doing on Humanizing the Digital Experience

A lot of time, effort, and money has been spent on humanizing the digital experience. So how are we doing so far? Here’s a look at some of the shiniest and dullest examples along the way.

Technology as a Competitive Edge in the Battle for Talent

Today’s employees want to work for companies that utilize leading-edge technology. What tools should companies leverage to be truly competitive in the battle for talent?

CFOs and Automation: Battling Inflation, Increasing Employee Productivity

When it comes to automation, it’s all about building value to drive value. Chief financial officers must identify where they have an opportunity to improve work life and create value by giving employees the tech tools they need.

Conversational AI: How It Works and Where It's Headed

The next person you speak with may not be a person at all. Welcome to the uncanny valley of conversational AI. Often it makes its corporate debut in HR roles.

Leveraging the Power of Online Employee Self-Service Portals

Employee self-service portals can improve employee engagement and give employees more autonomy. Here’s a look at how IT can optimize these platforms and avoid the pitfalls.

How AI Can Boost Employee Autonomy, Competence

Deployment of AI technologies can be used to automate business processes and give more time back to employees who are keep parts of a transformation.

Hiring with AI: Get It Right from the Start

As organizations increasingly adopt artificial intelligence in hiring, it’s essential that they understand how to use the technology to reduce bias rather than exacerbate it.

IBM’s Krishnan Talks Finding the Right Balance for AI Governance

Developing governance of AI can help make it more palatable for regulators and the public as the technology becomes more omnipresent, according to an IBM data science expert.

What Changing AI Rules Mean for Hiring

Laws and regulations around the use of artificial intelligence in hiring are finally being introduced, yet they still fall short in terms of equity and fairness. Here’s why.

How Fighting AI Bias Can Make Fintech Even More Inclusive

Digitized presumptions, encoded by very human creators, can introduce prejudice in new financial technology meant to be more accessible.

Quick Study: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Are we making progress in this sensitive, timely topic? Here’s a snapshot of our own articles on why DEI matters, how companies are addressing it, educational initiatives, cutting through racial and gender bias, and more.

3 Ways to Avoid Gender Bias From Showing up in Your Products

Product engineers need to take action to address their own bias and prioritize diversity within their teams to create inclusive innovations that can benefit everyone.

What Lawyers Want Everyone to Know About AI Liability

There are more discussions about AI ethics and responsible AI these days, but companies need to be clear about potential AI liability issues in areas such as HR.

Finding the Right Talent

Cracking the Code for Skills-Based Hiring

One reason skills-based hiring has been slow to take hold is that employers, particularly in tech, don’t always understand how to put it into practice. Here are three ways to get started during the “Great Reshuffle” in the workplace.

Jobs Are Getting in the Way of Work (Here’s What’s Coming Next)

The days of good old-fashioned job roles are beginning to give way to skills-based workforce models. Here is how that works and what it means to employers, universities, and workers.

IT Talent Shortage: How to Put AI Scouting Systems to Work

IT is facing significant talent shortages, and new HR AI talent recruiting systems are touted as being able to help reduce the amount of work that HR or IT conducts in finding talent, candidate evaluation, and hiring.

Ethical AI and the Workforce

3 Components CIOs Need to Create an Ethical AI Framework

CIOs shouldn’t wait for an ethical AI framework to be mandatory, according to PwC. Whether buying the technology or building it, they need processes in place to embed ethics into their AI systems for functions such as hiring and customer service.

What IT Leaders Should Do Now to Prepare for ESG Standards

Whether environment, social, and governance initiatives are written into your IT plan or not, they’re going to play a major role. Now is the time to start strategizing to meet the diversification requirements of investors.

About the Author(s)

James M. Connolly

Contributing Editor and Writer

Jim Connolly is a versatile and experienced freelance technology journalist who has reported on IT trends for more than three decades. He was previously editorial director of InformationWeek and Network Computing, where he oversaw the day-to-day planning and editing on the sites. He has written about enterprise computing, data analytics, the PC revolution, the evolution of the Internet, networking, IT management, and the ongoing shift to cloud-based services and mobility. He has covered breaking industry news and has led teams focused on product reviews and technology trends. He has concentrated on serving the information needs of IT decision-makers in large organizations and has worked with those managers to help them learn from their peers and share their experiences in implementing leading-edge technologies through such publications as Computerworld. Jim also has helped to launch a technology-focused startup, as one of the founding editors at TechTarget, and has served as editor of an established news organization focused on technology startups at MassHighTech.

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