You’re not dreaming. The recruiting landscape really is changing. And for the better. Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence and available datasets, companies are now positioned to make hiring easier, faster, smarter, and more cost-effective than ever before.
So how exactly does automation and AI work, and what do these advances mean for you and your teams?
Let’s take a look:
AI-powered systems use pattern-matching algorithms that streamline the recruiting process by searching through thousands of profiles instantly. These tools allow you to quickly unearth relevant information that helps you identify the best candidates. This helps free up recruiters to do what they do best: build relationships with people.
Keeping recruiting personal makes a real difference, according to a 2016 survey by the American Staffing Association. The ASA found that over 77% of the one thousand people questioned prefer human interaction when job hunting. And 76% of this same pool of people agree that personal contacts are the best when it came to finding job opportunities. It’s clear that the relationship building that happens between humans just can’t be beat.
Saving time. Saving money. Automated sourcing helps recruiters get their jobs done better, faster and cheaper. Companies like Fetcher do the groundwork so hiring managers can spend less time scouring the internet for talent and more time connecting to the candidates that count. How does Fetcher do that? We share the best candidate profiles in small batches and solicit client feedback to ensure we’re on track. This helps us refine our matching algorithms. Then, we set the position to Auto Schedule so that we can quickly and thoughtfully build you a pipeline of incredible, diverse talent. With Fetcher our clients spend about 1 hour per position, per month to reach out to 80 qualified candidates. On their own, this same work takes over 11 hours. Now multiply that 10 hour time savings by multiple open positions, and you can start to see the enormous leverage teams gain when they set their outbound recruiting strategy on Autopilot.
A dream of a match. Using AI to source talent helps unearth overlooked candidates and gives hiring managers a shot at combating unconscious bias, which is deeply embedded in corporate cultures across the spectrum. And the numbers show that diverse hiring is smart hiring. A Catalyst Study discovered that companies with more women in executive positions have a 34% higher return to shareholders than those that do not. And a McKinsey study found that racially diverse teams outperform non-diverse ones by 35%. The time to start inclusive hiring is overdue.
“Good leadership requires you to surround yourself with people of diverse perspectives who can disagree with you without fear of retaliation.” -Doris Kearns Goodwin, American biographer and historian
Be direct. Be honest. Be concise. Fetcher fuels success by helping companies connect with qualified, passive candidates easier and more effectively than more traditional sourcing methods. We do the heavy lifting for you so that you can recruit in your sleep. We contact hard-to-reach talent with personalized emails based on best practices, gleaned from working with over 400 organizations, including many of the most innovative companies in the world. The result? The attention and interest of talent that would rarely, if ever, look at a job board.
The best people are already busy doing what they do best. We help you find them.