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Recruitment systems are evolving so candidates can use artificial intelligence to match themselves to roles in a similar way they might seek out a partner online. This has benefits for employers too, explains Cath Everett.
The idea of being able to find the perfect job candidate who is not only ideal in terms of qualifications and experience but also in terms of cultural fit, ethos and personality sounds too good to be true.
Nonetheless, it is something that a number of artificial intelligence (AI) systems are claiming to offer recruiters.
Take Peek, for example. The app, which runs on iOS and Android-based mobile devices and is also available online, was developed by two former recruitment specialists and a tech expert.
They felt there was a gap in the market for quick, easy-to-use, millennial-friendly technology that cut out the recruitment middleman.
Aws Ismail, one of the co-founders, explains: “The recruitment model is currently broken. Most recruiters are after one thing – that is, commission - and they don’t care if the people they place last six months or two years. There are also thousands of them all offering the same thing.”
He argues that this is not helped by there being so many online job boards on the market, which are “big time-wasters on both sides of the recruitment process”.
On the one hand, employers receive lots of irrelevant CVs that they need to spend time filtering.