Evaluating an AI Hiring Platform? Here are 5 Important Takeaways To Keep in Mind
March 28, 2022
Whether we notice it or not, AI has already seeped into our daily lives. From Siri, chatbots, Gmail’s smart replies, or Google’s predictive searches – AI is all around us.
The same thing goes for HR. AI has drastically changed the course of recruitment – forever.
As a result, like in any field, the success of an awesome hiring process boils down to the AI hiring platform you use. Just like you can’t start your day without your favorite cup of coffee, many recruiters can’t seem to start their day without an AI hiring platform.
So if you’re in the market for an exceptionally great AI hiring platform, be careful. You might get lost in the hype and end up getting the wrong platform for your business!
To avoid winding up with an AI hiring platform that doesn’t fulfill your needs, here are five key takeaways to keep in mind when making your evaluations.
Takeaway 1: An AI hiring platform will help you streamline repetitive tasks
Now, if you’re still stuck with a manual and outdated hiring process from the Stone Age, you might think that automating the hiring process is a farfetched dream. Or illusion.
In fact, an AI hiring platform like EVA-REC can help you save more than 90% of your time, save up to 17 hours per hire, and slash your hiring costs by an explosive 96%.
Yes, you read that right. Your eyes are not playing games on you!
Nowadays, an AI hiring platform is like an irreplaceable team member that’s asking you to sit down, relax, and hand over the manual tasks on your plate.
Simply put, an AI-powered hiring platform can streamline and automate all your hiring workflows – from sourcing candidates to sending job offers. All while giving recruiters more time to focus on what’s important; such as building better connections with candidates and shaping a more memorable candidate experience.
But first, let’s clarify one important thing: recruiters are not going to be replaced by AI hiring platforms. Instead, this exceptional hiring technology will help recruiters become more efficient, productive, and on top of their game. In other words, think of an AI hiring platform like ‘’applied intelligence’’. It enhances your capability, rather than replaces it.
Let’s look at a few examples to help you understand its role better.
An AI hiring platform helps you automatically review and screen a mass, gold mine of resumes. This means, you no longer need to sit at your desk for endless hours reviewing each resume on its own. So with a hiring platform like EVA-REC, you can simply drag and drop all the resumes that are sitting idle on your desktop into the hiring platform. Consequently, it will create a profile for each candidate.
Then, you can search and filter resumes with a variety of AI-powered filtration tools, including keywords. Let’s assume you want to filter through candidates by keywords. All you have to do is add the keyword(s) related to the job title, career level, country, industry, major, or skills. Then, the hiring platform will directly filter the resumes and show you at a glance the candidates that meet your requirements! This way, you can shortlist candidates in a blink of an eye, and say goodbye to the painstakingly slow shortlisting process you once had to endure.
As a result, the AI’s ability to screen candidates fast saves recruiters a whole lot of time so that they can focus more on the human factor of recruiting – such as communicating, interviewing, and managing candidates. Which ultimately creates a quicker time-to-hire window, reduces bias, and improves diversity!
Takeaway 2: The AI will play a crucial role in mitigating bias in the hiring process
Bias in the hiring process with always be a top concern for recruiters. Even though they might not see it, many candidates are smart enough to pick up hidden biases ingrained within the hiring process. Which ultimately, and obviously, tarnishes the employer brand.
For those of you that aren’t exactly sure what we’re talking about here, let’s recap a bit. In HR, bias typically refers to a person that forms an opinion about a candidate that is solely based on a first impression, demographic information, or mere judgment. All too often, these biases are often based on perceptions of race, gender, religion, and other factors.
So, now you’re probably thinking: Okay, so how can an AI hiring platform eliminate bias?
We’re thankful you asked because this is one of the most important things to consider before purchasing a hiring platform.
First things first, let’s take job descriptions as an example. It’s the 21st century and yet we still see job descriptions that include keywords like “Chairman” and “Councilman” instead of “Chairperson” or “Council member”. While these companies might not be consciously favoring men over women, their job descriptions haven’t been tailored to follow a more neutral approach.
however, an AI hiring platform like EVA-REC can innovatively help recruiters write job descriptions that are unbiased and accurate. All recruiters have to do, is simply write the job title for the position, and EVA-REC will instantly generate the skill sets required for the job – in seconds! This way, recruiters won’t elicit any hiring bias. As they can rely on EVA-REC to use the right language that is proven to communicate more successfully with candidates.
Another way an AI hiring platform eliminates bias is through talent matching.
Let’s hold back for a minute… what exactly is talent matching?
Talent matching is the process by which the hiring platform matches candidates to the most suitable jobs – in seconds. It does this by taking into account the candidate’s skillsets and experience and matching them to the job requirements. This ultimately means that it doesn’t factor in demographics like age, gender, or race that could hold recruiters accountable for eliciting bias.
Talent matching automatically and objectively matches the right candidates to the right jobs. So for example, our AI hiring platform provides recruiters with a matching percentage for each candidate and gives recruiters the option to rank candidates from highest to lowest match with a single click. This way, you can rely on an objective way of evaluating candidates without the fear of any biases creeping in.
Takeaway 3: It will help you make the decisions, but it won’t make them for you
We believe it’s time that we address the elephant in the room. If there’s one thing holding employers back from leveraging AI hiring platforms, it’s the fear of the AI making the decisions on their behalf.
Let’s put your thoughts to rest and clarify that an AI hiring platform acts as your right hand. It helps you make the right decision, but it won’t make any of the decisions for you.
To put it into perspective, remember when we mentioned that a hiring platform can help you shortlist candidates fast? Well, it will show you the most qualified candidates, but it won’t tell you which one you should specifically hire. After all, the final decisions will be a collective decision taken by the team, management, and executives.
In fact, let’s take another example. An AI hiring platform can give you a breakdown of your most important recruitment metrics through advanced analytics. Where in one dashboard you can get to see the analytics that matter the most to you. Perhaps it’s time-to-hire, cost-saved, time-to-disqualify, or time-to-fill – it will help you get a birds-eye view of where your recruitment currently stands, but it won’t personally tell you what you should do or what decision you should take next. Simply said, it gives you the information you need to make the right and most accurate hiring decisions.
Takeaway 4: Before making the purchase, look for case studies and proven results
Now that you’re well aware of the awesome benefits an AI hiring platform has to offer, make sure you get to see it in action. Or at least read a couple of success stories before making the final decision. Remember, vagueness is a huge red flag when evaluating and choosing an AI hiring platform. Sure, the vendor will know how to sell the platform, but where are the evidence and proven results that back up the selling points?
What should you look for? In-depth case studies (with actual client names). These case studies won’t only show you how other companies are leveraging and making the most out of the AI hiring platform – but it also shows you the legitimacy of the vendor.
So when reading into case studies, you’ll learn more about what type of clients enjoy using such an AI hiring platform. Is it only for startups? Enterprises?
You’ll also get to read more about the problems they’re facing, and how the AI hiring platform came to the rescue. This way, you’ll get to see if the AI hiring platform can tackle the problems you’re facing. So if the AI hiring platform managed to help a company save time and parse hundreds of resumes at once – you’ll know it can do the same for you.
While no two companies are the same or go through the same exact pain points, the hiring platform can help all companies unanimously improve their hiring process, regardless of the magnitude of the challenge. So the more case studies you read about the AI hiring platform, the more you’ll see other clients that mirror your own recruiting needs. This means the AI hiring platform can seamlessly help them – and you – reach new and better heights in recruitment.
Takeaway 5: Go over a feasible implementation timeline with the vendor
We’ve always been taught that time is money. And HR professionals were taught no different.
Make the wrong hire… and you’ll cost the company thousands of dollars.
Take months to make the hire…and you’ll waste valuable resources and time.
Okay, so what’s the solution?
It’s simple. Start with a feasible implementation timeline. Before your AI hiring platform can begin working as intended, it might need to go through some sort of customization and testing before it comes right out of the box. But at the same time, don’t neglect the implementation period.
A great place to start is by going over a realistic implementation timeline with the vendor to help you make the most out of the AI hiring platform and kickstart your hiring journey in the best way possible. At the end of the day, the vendor’s team will definitely provide you with best practices and recommendations for setting the timeline based on prior experience.
And if there’s one piece of advice our Customer Success team can give you, it’s that you shouldn’t be postponing or pushing meetings. That will only delay and disturb the onboarding and implementation process. So, designate a team member to get the right people to all the meetings on time. This team member should also ensure that everyone has a clear sense of direction and truly understands the team’s needs and wants.
Over to you
Yes, an AI hiring platform is the present – and future – of recruitment. But you’re going to be the one to take charge of the steering wheel and drive your business to new heights and success. An AI hiring platform may just be good as magic, but by taking these key takeaways into consideration, you’ll be making its use even more magical.
EVA-REC is an award-winning hiring platform that automates and improves the hiring process with AI technology. It offers businesses of all sizes and shapes fully customizable world-class features that help them create a rich and immersive hiring experience for everyone. Through EVA-REC, companies can drive merit-based, objective, and fair hiring practices that minimize bias, without dehumanizing the hiring process. Request a free demo.
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A wordsmith, storyteller, and content strategist – Tima is an MBA graduate with 6+ years of experience in the world of HR. With over 2,000 blogs under her belt, Tima's expertise and insights have helped businesses across the globe take their recruitment to the next level and stay ahead of the curve.
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